NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian Supreme Court ordered on Friday the setting up of six special courts to speed up trials related to one of the countrys worst religious riots seven years ago, court officials said. The fast-track courts will hold daily hearings in the trials which have slowed amid complaints of witness intimidation in lower courts in Gujarat, where some 2,500 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in the 2002 riots. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, from Indias main Opposition Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is accused of turning a blind eye to the religious violence. The court order, which comes in the middle of Indias general election, has embarrassed the BJP and could affect its electoral chances, analysts say. Considering the fact that seven years have passed it is necessary to hold day-to-day trial, the court said, adding the fast-track courts would be set up in five districts of Gujarat. The court asked police to protect witnesses and ordered a special team probing the riots to file a quarterly progress report on the trials. Fridays court order came days after the Supreme Court ordered a fresh probe into the religious riots, including Modis role.