More than 1000 Muslims were killed and over 100,000 displaced because police stood by and did nothing to stop the massacre during the Gujarat riots in 2002. Ransacking the home of Congress MLA Ehsan Jafri, rioters killed him and other 70 Muslims taking refuge at his house. They then burned and mutilated Jafri's body. The Then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's motivated inaction was brought into stark relief commenting on Ehsan Jafri's firing a pistol in self-defence, "When there is an action there will be a reaction". Not prosecuted because of lack of "prosecutable evidence," the US State Department denied Modi a visa under a 1998 US law that makes foreign officials guilty of "severe violations of religious freedom" ineligible for the US visa.