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

Is PMO using the State Machinery to divert attention from Zakia Jafri Case?

Charges made against Teesta Setalvad by the Gujarat police and CBI has taken the focus away from the Zakia Jafri case that has charged 60 people including the present Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi. The case will be heard on the 4th of August in Gujarat High Court.   Teesta Setalvad has given a point-by-point rebuttal of the Gujarat police’s claims that she and her … Continue reading Is PMO using the State Machinery to divert attention from Zakia Jafri Case?

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

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

Myths about Teesta Setalvad

Myth 1- Teesta Setalvad started fighting against communal forces in 2002. Fact 1- Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand started their magazine Communalism Combat after Mumbai riots of 1992. It was in 1992 that their Media Advocacy work against communal forces began. Myth 2- Teesta Setalvad took up the work of Legal advocacy only for victims of Post Godhra riots. The insinuation/propaganda being she … Continue reading Myths about Teesta Setalvad

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ को फेसबुक पर एक खुले ख़त में निशरीन जाफ़री हुसैन

प्यारी तीस्ता, आपके लिए अम्मी (ज़किया नसीम जाफ़री) की ओर से एक संदेश है। दोषियों को न्याय तक लाने के लिए आप और आपके हौसले ने उनको और बाकी पीड़ितों की ज़िंदगियों को ताक़त और अमन बख़्शा है। हर रोज़ वो आपकी जीत और हिफ़ाज़त की दुआएं करती हैं। उनके लफ़्ज़ों में, “मेरा रोम-रोम तुम्हारे लिए दुआ करता है…मेरा दिल जानता है कि तुम्हारा हर … Continue reading तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ को फेसबुक पर एक खुले ख़त में निशरीन जाफ़री हुसैन

A Letter from Nishrin Jafri Hussain to Teesta Setalvad

Dear Teesta, Here is a message from Ammi (Zakiya Naseem Jafri) for you. You and your determination to bring the guilty to justice has given strength and peace to her and other victim’s lives. Every day she has been praying for your safety and victory. In her words, “mera roam roam tumhare liye dua karta hai, mera dil jaanta hai tumhara har kadam Gujarat ke … Continue reading A Letter from Nishrin Jafri Hussain to Teesta Setalvad