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

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

The courts of this country are on trial, not Teesta – Indira Jaisingh

The hounding of Teesta Setalvad is timed to coincide with the publicly articulated urge of the Prime Minister to get a “clean chit” from the courts in relation to the ongoing cases in Gujarat, which Teesta has been doggedly pursuing. She is the victim of the pursuit for justice. We are being asked to roll back the clock, consign the 2002 Gujarat carnage to the … Continue reading The courts of this country are on trial, not Teesta – Indira Jaisingh

On the timing of the Multi Pronged Attack (CBI and Gujarat Police) AND the significance of the Zakia Jafri petition

By Teesta Setalvad (On her way to CBI office today) The Zakia Jafri criminal revision petition in HC should not be confused with the Gulberg case which deals with the 69 people killed there along with Ehsaan saab. This petition attempts to look at criminal or administrative culpability for all the incidents during the Gujarat riots of 2002. So in that sense it is a … Continue reading On the timing of the Multi Pronged Attack (CBI and Gujarat Police) AND the significance of the Zakia Jafri petition

Teesta Setalvad explains her expenses ‘again’, says she is not tired to fight Zakia Jafri Case

PPT for Court [Compatibility Mode] Concerning the allegations of embezzlement of funds by Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand by the Gujarat police, presented below are some facts  about her organizations and her work- 1) CITIZENS FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE: Primary Activity: Legal Aid to victims of mass crimes (communalism, terrorism) Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was formed in April 2002 by 11 prominent, law-abiding … Continue reading Teesta Setalvad explains her expenses ‘again’, says she is not tired to fight Zakia Jafri Case