Happy Father’s Day India

While people talked and wrote about their fathers all day on social networking sites  today there was one daughter far away from her land of birth who wished the rest of India a very happy Father’s Day. This was none other than Nishrin Jafri Husain, daughter of slain Ahsan Jafri in whose house the entire Gulberg society had sought refuge . That day  a communal … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day India

Cancellation of FCRA of Sabrang Trust to stop public justice says Teesta Setalvad

Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand are considering taking the matter of the FCRA cancellation of Sabrang Trust to court. The big verdict of Gulberg massacre case came on 17th June, 2016 and interestingly Sabrang Trust’s FCRA was cancelled by MHA on the 16th June. In a detailed 24-page response dated October 5, 2015, Sabrang Trust, Mumbai, had challenged the MHA-FCRA department’s September 9 order suspending … Continue reading Cancellation of FCRA of Sabrang Trust to stop public justice says Teesta Setalvad

Gujarat Files-1: “शाह साहब से सीएम को डर लगता है”

राणा अयूब    गिरीश सिंघल के बड़े बेटे हार्दिक ने 2012 में खुदकुशी कर ली थी। उनके करीबी बताते हैं कि सिंघल इस घटना के बाद टूट गए थे। मेरी सिंघल से मुलाकात 2010 की एक सुबह हुई। उस वक्‍त में गुजरात एटीएस के प्रमुख थे। एसआइटी की जांच के चलते सिंघल की हरकतों पर करीबी निगाह रखी जा रही थी। उनकी गिरफ्तारी होनी तय … Continue reading Gujarat Files-1: “शाह साहब से सीएम को डर लगता है”

Gujarat Files-2: ”उसे जीने का कोई हक़ नहीं है, मार डालो”!

राणा अयूब      राजन प्रियदर्शी गुजरात एटीएस के महानिदेशक 2007 में थे जब फर्जी मुठभेड़ में हुई हत्‍याओं की जांच गुजरात सीआइडी ने शुरू की थी। इतना ही नहीं, 2002 के दंगे के दौरान वे राजकोट के आइजी भी थे। उन्‍होंने हमें चौंकाने वाली बात बताई कि उनके गांव का एक नाई उनके बाल काटने से मना कर देता था इसलिए उन्‍हें दलित निवास … Continue reading Gujarat Files-2: ”उसे जीने का कोई हक़ नहीं है, मार डालो”!

RB Kumar on Gujarat Riots

The High Price of Conscience As much at ease reciting from scriptures of the world’s major religions as quoting chapter and verse from the Indian Constitution and Indian laws, former DGP RB Sreekumar of Gujarat, the first and most critical whistleblower exposing high level state complicity behind the carnage of 2002, speaks to Communalism Combat-Newsclick about the fresh challenges he faces. Published first in Communalism … Continue reading RB Kumar on Gujarat Riots

Letter from my son – Sanjiv Bhatt

My son, Shantanu, was at King’s Cross Station, London, when he learnt about my being removed from service. He sent me this message from the station. Shweta and I are  proud to have a loving son like him. On this sad day, when the Republic of India loses one of its brightest, most intelligent, upright and courageous officer. I would like to salute you dad, I … Continue reading Letter from my son – Sanjiv Bhatt

Updates on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014 Gujarat

NEW DATES FOR RE-COMMENCEMENT OF ZAKIA JAFRI CRIMINAL REVISION WILL BE GIVEN ON AUGUST 19, 2015 (WEDNESDAY) Aug 14: No hearings since sittings were changed with the new chief justice (Acting CJI Patel). The status has been restored to the same Court. Aug 13: Hearings continued. August 5 2015 :  Replying Extensively on the Questions of Law as Requested by the court of Justice Gokani hearing the … Continue reading Updates on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014 Gujarat