WGHR condemns the action of the Gujarat High Court and its utterances on human rights defender Teesta Setalvad

13 February 2015 The Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR), a coalition of Indian civil society organisations and independent experts, takes strong exception to the turning down of the Anticipatory bail applications of Teesta Setalvad, secretary of Citizen’s for Justice and Peace, Javed Anand and two others by the Gujarat High Court on 12 February 2015 in a case of … Continue reading WGHR condemns the action of the Gujarat High Court and its utterances on human rights defender Teesta Setalvad

Witness Account of the Trilokpuri Clashes on Saturday

    by A.M I with a colleague of mine reached East Delhi’s Trilokpuri by 12:00 am on Saturday. News about alleged clashes had reached us late on Friday night. We were told that the clashes had broken out at around 8:00 pm on Friday but no one was visibly injured. Bricks and empty beer bottles were hurled to and fro interspersed with occasional gunshots. … Continue reading Witness Account of the Trilokpuri Clashes on Saturday

मुझे बहुत दुःख होता है जब वो कहते है कि दिलीप साहब की हमने कोई फिल्म नहीं देखी- हंसल मेहता

      तीस्ता सेतलवाड :       कम्युनॅलिज़म कॉम्बैट की इस खास मुलाकात में आज एक खास मेहमान से बात करेंगे कुछ खास मुद्दों पर…मुद्दे रहेंगे अल्पसंख्यकों के बारे में…शाहिद फिल्म को लेकर और विस्थापित लोग जो गांव से शहर में आते हैं…सिटीलाइट्स फिल्म को लेकर।  आज हमारे साथ हैं खास मेहमान हंसल मेहता। मगर उसके पहले हम बात करेंगे खाने पकाने की और खाने की। … Continue reading मुझे बहुत दुःख होता है जब वो कहते है कि दिलीप साहब की हमने कोई फिल्म नहीं देखी- हंसल मेहता

Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Hansal Mehta

    The divisive agenda of RSS is now Public – Hansal Mehta 06-09-2014, Mumbai. Film Director Hansal Mehta in an interview has expressed serious concerns over the overt activities and statements of the RSS and allied organizations, after the recent central government’s victory in the general elections of 2014. He has stated that the “Communal and divisive Agenda of the century old rightist organization … Continue reading Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Hansal Mehta

To President With Concern for Teesta Setalvad

  The Advocates for Human Rights wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee and Justice Balakrishnan on the 13tth of June to express its support for Human Rights activist Teesta Setalvad. The letter requested “to take over the investigation of criminal charges brought against Ms. Setalvad and her colleagues so as to ensure that criminal charges are not used to harass and intimidate Ms. Setalvad … Continue reading To President With Concern for Teesta Setalvad

PUCL tells Central Government: Do Not criminalise Dissent

  People’s Union for Civil Liberties condemns the attempt, in the guise of  an Intelligence Bureau (IB) report submitted to the Prime Minister of India, to intimidate, slander,  throttle and terrorise the voice of various citizens’ groups, NGOs and individuals, who raise people’s issues relating to the violations of their fundamental human rights guaranteed by the Indian constitution, concerns over violations of rights relating to … Continue reading PUCL tells Central Government: Do Not criminalise Dissent