CPDR condemns the hounding of Teesta Setalvad & Javed Anand and demands for a CBI scrutiny of foreign funds received by VHP

The Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR), strongly condemns the Modi-government’s blatant hounding of activists and organizations that are opposing its anti-people development schemes on the one hand and its communal agenda on the other. The latest and most venengful so far has been the attempt to muzzle Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and the Trust set up by them, Sabrang Communications, along with another … Continue reading CPDR condemns the hounding of Teesta Setalvad & Javed Anand and demands for a CBI scrutiny of foreign funds received by VHP

There will never be another Asghar Ali – Jyoti Punwani

Scholarly, courageous and secular, Asghar Ali Engineer spent his life combating regressive beliefs and practices while presenting a modern, humanistic interpretation of Islam The passing away of Asghar Ali Engineer leaves everyone poorer. He wasn’t only the face of the Bohra reform movement – a movement for human rights supported by the tallest intellectuals of the country. He was a scholar of Islam, whose interpretation … Continue reading There will never be another Asghar Ali – Jyoti Punwani