The High Court in the Indian state of Gujarat today ordered the state government to pay compensation to over 500 religious structures that were damaged in riots in 2002, according to the Economic Times. More than 1000 people were killed in the 2002 Muslim-Hindu riots that followed the burning of a train that was transporting Hindu pilgrims. (Background.) The 3-judge court in Gujarat found that inaction and negligence by the state government in preventing the riots resulted in large-scale damage to religious structures. The court ruled in a case brought by the Islamic Relief Committee of Gujarat. The government has already paid damages for destruction of homes and commercial establishments. The High Court ordered the principal judges of the state's 26 districts to receive applications from religious organizations and send their decisions on them to the High Court within 6 months.