Indian court jails 11 for life over Gujarat massacre
One of the 24 Hindu men found guilty of involvement by the special court in Ahmedabad earlier this month was given a 10-year term.
The riots have long dogged Modi, who was accused by human rights groups of turning a blind eye to the violence as head of Gujarat state.
They were triggered by the death of 59 Hindu pilgrims in a train fire on February 27, 2002 that was initially blamed on Muslims.
Modi was cleared of any wrongdoing in 2012 by a Supreme Court-ordered investigation. More than 300 witnesses gave evidence during the years-long trial that began in 2009 but was delayed by legal challenges. Several of the original accused have died.
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty for all 24 convicted, arguing that those targeted -- among them women and children -- were all "innocent people".
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