The term "kar sevak" generally refers to a
activist, particularly associated with the
violence. "Kar seva" refers to a symbolic religious gathering of kar sevaks.
Kar sevaks are mobilised by
organisations, particularly the
. They can be seen as the footsoldiers of the
. Many of those killed in the
fire on the Sabarmati Express
were kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya.
Gujarat pogroms 2002
Godhra train burning