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

FCRA cancellation a day before Gulberg final verdict

Today, June 17 is the day that final judgment will be delivered in the Gulberg Society Massacre. At 11:30 am when many were debating the timing of the cancellation of FCRA licence of an NGO run by activist Teesta Setalvad , the lady in the center of the storm typed – Time to prepare for judgment! The report card so far on Gulberg massacre case- … Continue reading FCRA cancellation a day before Gulberg final verdict

Mutton, Beef and a man called Akhlaq – Anand Patwardhan

For all those who say, so what if the Dadri meat was beef, please get a reality check. We live in an india maddened by manufactured Hindutva hatred against Muslims. This is election season. The political gains from claiming it was beef are enormous.   In ancient India’s laboratories, an elephant head could be transplanted onto a human body. In Modi’s modern India laboratory certified … Continue reading Mutton, Beef and a man called Akhlaq – Anand Patwardhan

Must Watch: Rabiya says persecution of minorities in Pak is institutionalised

Question (Teesta Setalvad): What are the specific problems that the Hindu and Christian Minorities face in Pakistan ?” Answer:  Most of the Hindus in Pakistan live in Sindh, they are at the lowest rung of the economic scale, not just the ‘lower castes’ but also agricultural labourers. Now Sindh has been traditionally the more tolerant part of Pakistan unlike Punjab. But over the past years … Continue reading Must Watch: Rabiya says persecution of minorities in Pak is institutionalised

Red Salute to Chandu – Kavita Krishnan

Today is the day Comrade Chandu, former JNUSU President, was killed in Siwan, Bihar at the behest of the criminal RJD MP Shahabuddin. March 31, 1997, 4 pm. It’s worth recalling that one of the reasons JNU fees are low today and students coping with social, regional, gender and other deprivations can get to JNU, is because of struggles Chandu led when he was JNUSU … Continue reading Red Salute to Chandu – Kavita Krishnan

न नक्सल, न पुलिस, हम जनता के साथ हैं: सोनी सोरी

In Conversation with Pranjal Rewa This interview was conducted in New Delhi on March 9, 2016. It is a collaborative effort between Communalism Combat, Newsclick and Hillele TV The battle of the gun fosters more conflict, never peace: Soni Sori Bandook ki ladhai se hamesha Ashaanti hogi, Shaanti Kabhi Nahin: Soni Sori We are neither with the Naxalites who have the guns nor with the … Continue reading न नक्सल, न पुलिस, हम जनता के साथ हैं: सोनी सोरी

Judgment in Guj High Court on the 4th September: What did RB Sreekumar’s affidavits say?

At 1.30 p.m. today the Gujarat HC stated that the Judgement in the Gujarat HC would be delievered on September 4, 2015 (Edited on 28th August, 2015) RB Sreekumar former DGP Gujarat has/is  one of the officers who has offered the most valuable evidence on Culpability of the regime in 2002(Gujarat) through his 4 affidavits before the Nanavati Commision. State of Gujarat has targeted him. State … Continue reading Judgment in Guj High Court on the 4th September: What did RB Sreekumar’s affidavits say?

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

Exclusive Interview with Teesta Setalvad after Bombay HC granted her ABA – Rukmini Sen

Their work in the area of Legal advocacy is both exemplary and unprecedented. Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, with the help of other members of their trusts – Citizens for Justice and Peace fought 68 cases for Gujarat victims (including both Godhra and post Godhra cases). Their legal advocacy enabled conviction of 117 people. However, what is most worth mentioning is that Teesta has never … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Teesta Setalvad after Bombay HC granted her ABA – Rukmini Sen