Whose Development? – Irfan Engineer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi often tells his audience that he is working for the development of 1.25 billion Indians. The sub-text is that he would work for development of all Indian regardless of their religion, caste, ethnicity, and regardless of their accident of birth and their cultural heritage. The idea is noble and needs to be fully supported. However, if we apply a bit of … Continue reading Whose Development? – Irfan Engineer

The Case against Teesta Setalvad or the Gujarat Model of Vindictive Action

      As the hearing in the anticipatory bail applications of Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and three survivors of the Gulberg society massacre, Tanvir Jafri, Salim Sandhi and Firoz Gulzar Pathan comes up on July 9, 2014, IndiaResists.com recapitulates the case against the activists. A study of the affidavits and counter-affidavits shows a vindictive state gunning for activists. For years on Teeta Setalvad and Javed … Continue reading The Case against Teesta Setalvad or the Gujarat Model of Vindictive Action

PUCL seeks NHRC’s Urgent intervention in Teesta Setalvad Case

New Delhi (Press Note/ 17th June 14) : People’s Union for Civil Liberties today filed a petition with the National Human Rights Commission seeking an independent review and intervention in respect of continuing persecution and prosecution of human rights defenders, Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand of Citizens for Peace and Justice and others.     The petition stressed that CJP and its office bearers Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and … Continue reading PUCL seeks NHRC’s Urgent intervention in Teesta Setalvad Case

The Gujarat middle – Jean Derez

      If Gujarat is a model, then the real toppers in development indicators, like Kerala and Tamil Nadu, must be supermodels In an earlier article published on this page (“The Gujarat Muddle,” April 11, 2014), I pointed out that Gujarat’s development achievements were hardly “model” class. This is pretty firm ground: the same point has been made by a long list of eminent … Continue reading The Gujarat middle – Jean Derez

External link to Mamata Banerjee calls Narendra Modi ‘butcher of Gujarat’; here are 9 mythbusters on 2002 post-Godhra riots

Mamata Banerjee calls Narendra Modi ‘butcher of Gujarat’; here are 9 mythbusters on 2002 post-Godhra riots

(First Published in DNA) Written by: Shehzad Poonawalla Myth no 1: Post-Godhra violence was brought under control within 2-3 days by Narendra Modi’s government Truth: “The violence in the state, which was initially claimed to have been brought under control in seventy two hours, persisted in varying degree for over two months, the toll in death and destruction rising with the passage of time.” Source: … Continue reading Mamata Banerjee calls Narendra Modi ‘butcher of Gujarat’; here are 9 mythbusters on 2002 post-Godhra riots

Ashish Khetan seeks the policy details of Gujarat Government

    Caste based discrimination in GHB Draw   Gujarat Housing Board allotment ‘Caste based’ AAP demands Gujarat Government’s Policy details How can the draw to allot houses caste wise in series of same caste buildings: Ashish Khetan (AAP)  Bilkul News, Ahmedabad, April 23: Houses allotted to poor in a ‘draw’ has sparked a major blow to the Gujarat Government’s unfair and caste based style … Continue reading Ashish Khetan seeks the policy details of Gujarat Government

Inflammatory speeches by BJP men show that Hindutva, not development, is still core of party’s ideology- Anjali Mody

    (First Published in Scroll.in) Sectarianism with a dollop of economic growth: that is the real Gujarat model.    All the money in the world cannot seem to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party poll machine on-message. This election was supposed to have been about Prime Minister Modi and his magical Gujarat model. Millions have been spent on advertising and business, celebrity endorsements have been … Continue reading Inflammatory speeches by BJP men show that Hindutva, not development, is still core of party’s ideology- Anjali Mody

Final Solution – Gujarat genocide of minorities in India

Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat during the period Feb/March 2002 – July 2003, the film graphically documents the changing face of right-wing politics in India through a study of the 2002 genocide of Muslims in Gujarat. It specifically examines political tendencies reminiscient of the Nazi Germany of early/mid-1930s. Final Solution is anti-hate/ violence as those who forget … Continue reading Final Solution – Gujarat genocide of minorities in India

Yet another encounter with corporate media censorship

Mumbai, 4 April-2004, Anand Patwardhan: This morning the shocking Cobrapost story broke that in 1990 when the Babri Mosque was first attacked, top Sangh parivar leaders had deliberately planned to get some Hindu karsevaks killed in order to enrage and mobilize Hindus. The sting on major players from the BJP, VHP, Shiv Sena and other affiliated groups also revealed that the demolition of the Babri Mosque in 1992 … Continue reading Yet another encounter with corporate media censorship