UP Police sides with the ABVP, prevents CJP’s workshop on How to Stop Fake News

 In an instance of gross intimidation, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), have threatened human rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad against conducting a workshop at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi. The workshop titled, “Mainstream journalism in the age of Social Media” was scheduled to take place at 2 pm on February 27, 2018. The move, is yet another example of bullying and strong … Continue reading UP Police sides with the ABVP, prevents CJP’s workshop on How to Stop Fake News

Hope does not dare raise its head even as a white flag of surrender- Vistasp Hodiwala

On some days the mind’s tank is empty. There is just nothing left to say. Outrage has been expended. Disgust has far out sailed the shores of grief. Hope does not dare raise its head even as a white flag of surrender. These are days one must guard against with every fibre of our being. Lie low if you must but only for that fraction … Continue reading Hope does not dare raise its head even as a white flag of surrender- Vistasp Hodiwala

Bombay High Court grants Teesta Setalvad bail, says she is no threat to National Security – Mayank Saxena

Bombay High Court grants Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand bail, says Setalvad is no threat to National Security. Bombay High Court rejected CBI’s  appeal for custodial interrogation of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand. Justice Mridula Bhatkar observed that  opposing Government and opposing Nation are two different concepts. Justice Mridula Bhatkar also stopped the interference of five external lawyers in this matter. A Lobby of lawyers … Continue reading Bombay High Court grants Teesta Setalvad bail, says she is no threat to National Security – Mayank Saxena

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

क्या-क्या न गुल खिलाये है गुजरात का लला – Pankaj Parvez

क्या-क्या न गुल खिलाये है गुजरात का लला ओबामा को पटाये है गुजरात का लला लक्खी सूट पे लिखे सोने से अपना नाम फैशन नया चलाये है गुजरात का लला हर घर को पंद्रह लाख देने का वादा था ठेंगा मगर दिखाये है गुजरात का लला होरी की मौत, भूमि लुटेरों की मौज हो क़ानून बदलवाये है गुजरात का लला जो भी बोला सच वो … Continue reading क्या-क्या न गुल खिलाये है गुजरात का लला – Pankaj Parvez

Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand respond to Sabrang Trust Vs Government of Gujrat controversy

Q1-The state government of Gujarat has written a letter to Union Ministry of Home Affairs that the Sabrang Trust and the Sabrang Communication media company received three separate grants from Ford Foundation in 2004, 2006 and 2009 for what it calls highly questionable activities, all bordering on if not outrightly political. Your comments? Ans- 4-member team from the FCRA department of the Union Home Ministry, headed by a Dy. … Continue reading Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand respond to Sabrang Trust Vs Government of Gujrat controversy

आप दुर्भावना से प्रेरित हैं, अर्णब गोस्वामी – खुला पत्र

प्रिय अर्णब गोस्वामी, हालांकि आप सर्वसक्षम और सर्वशक्तिमान टीवी पत्रकार-सम्पादक और प्रस्तोता हैं, लेकिन फिर भी मैं नाचीज़ आपके हाल के ही एक बुलेटिन को देखने के बाद आप से कुछ सवाल और आपके कुछ सवालों के जवाब देने की हिमाकत कर रहा हूं। मैं जानता हूं कि आप इसके बदले में इतनी ज़ोर से चीख सकते हैं कि मेरी समझ और सोच की शक्ति … Continue reading आप दुर्भावना से प्रेरित हैं, अर्णब गोस्वामी – खुला पत्र

Teesta Setalvad

Failing to arrest Teesta again, Gujarat Government’s next move is citing Ford foundation funds – Rukmini Sen

First it was “Kidnapping of Zahira Shaikh”. Teesta Setalvad was a co-petitioner in the Best bakery case. Zahira Sheikh was the star witness. The first information report was based on Zahira’s eyewitness account of the massacre that occurred during the Gujarat communal carnage. Fourteen people were burnt to death on March 1, 2002, when a mob set fire to the Best Bakery, owned by Sheikh’s family, … Continue reading Failing to arrest Teesta again, Gujarat Government’s next move is citing Ford foundation funds – Rukmini Sen

तीस्ता के साथ फोर्ड को लपेटने का वार – भाषा सिंह

“गुजरात सरकार के लिए परेशानी खड़ी करने का साहस रखने वाली मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के लिए मुश्किलें खत्म होने का नाम नहीं ले रहीं। उनकी संस्था को आर्थिक सहयोग करने वाली अमेरिका की संस्था फोर्ड के खिलाफ केंद्र सरकार ने मोर्चा खोल दिया है। ” केंद्र सरकार ने फोर्ड पर देश के भीतरी मामलों में हस्तक्षेप करने और सांप्रदायिक सौहार्द को भंग करने का … Continue reading तीस्ता के साथ फोर्ड को लपेटने का वार – भाषा सिंह