It seems the Indian Railway has no doubt that the Godhra train burning was caused by carelessness of passengers inside. An Indian Railway advertisement which appeared in dailies on Wednesday uses a photograph of the Godhra train burning to caution passengers against fire accidents caused by carelessness.
It remains a mystery why the Railways chose the picture of the burning of a coach of the Sabarmati Express at the Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002, along with its advertisement which sends the message ‘your carelessness may lead to fire accidents’.
The ad warns about travelling with inflammable substances, lighting up stoves inside compartments and smoking inside the train and station premises.
The subtle message driven home by the ad is the finding of the U C Banerjee Commission appointed by the Union Railway Ministry to probe into the Godhra accident.