Bela Bhatia attacked in Bastar

Bela Bhatia, social activists and researcher, has been once again attacked late last night by goons. Read Bela’s statement below: “I have been attacked by a mob of 30 or so men who came in a white bolero-type vehicle and mobikes. This was the beginning. Later it became big and ugly. They threatened their way inside the house. They said I would have to leave … Continue reading Bela Bhatia attacked in Bastar

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

निष्कारण बदनामी थांबली पाहिजे! – अरुणा बुरटे

तिस्ता सेटलवाड आणि त्यांचे पती जावेद आनंद या दोघांवर गुलबर्ग सोसायटीचे ‘प्रतिकाराचे प्रतीक’ करण्याच्या प्रकल्पासाठी गोळा केलेल्या निधीच्या अफरातफरीचा आरोप असणारे प्रकरण गुजरात उच्च न्यायालात सुनावणीस आले. चौकशीसाठी त्यांना अटक करावी या उच्च न्यायालयाच्या निर्णयाला सर्वोच्च न्यायालयाने १९ फेब्रुवारीला स्थगिती दिल्यापासून माध्यमात जोरदार उलटसुलट चर्चा चालू आहे. वास्तव हे असे आहे.  गुजरातमधे २००२ या वर्षात झालेल्या गोध्राकांडानंतरच्या दंगलीत अहमदाबादमधील गुलबर्ग सोसायटीत राहणाऱ्या एहसान जाफरी यांच्याकडे … Continue reading निष्कारण बदनामी थांबली पाहिजे! – अरुणा बुरटे

Reflections of a Crusader – Teesta Setalvad

A Tribute to Asghar Ali Engineer when he turned 60 (1999) For 38 years, since way back in 1961 when he was a student of engineering, Asghar Ali Engineer has been waging a two–pronged battle — against the divisive forces of communalism and the gross human rights violations of ordinary Bohra Muslims by an oppressive and corrupt priesthood under the head–priest — Syedna Burhanuddin. Turning … Continue reading Reflections of a Crusader – Teesta Setalvad