Islam’s reform: Way to go – Javed Anand

Can passages of the Quran be cherry-picked — to embrace what is appealing and to skirt around what is not ? That is the question Written by Javed Anand | Published:July 19, 2017 In his article on how religions evolve (‘Let’s talk to the Book’, IE, July 15), Ramesh Venkataraman makes the interesting proposition that the ongoing debate on triple talaq in the country signals … Continue reading Islam’s reform: Way to go – Javed Anand

Deconstructing CBI FIR (Economic Offences Wing, CBI) against Teesta Setalvad and her team

 Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand assert they are aware of the provisions of the laws of the land and have, in fact, whenever legally necessary applied for permission from the MHA for receipt of foreign awards etc. We at Hillele.org deconstruct CBI charges against them in the FCRA case. One: Section 3 of FCRA, 2010 bars certain ‘persons’ (political parties and its office bearers, government … Continue reading Deconstructing CBI FIR (Economic Offences Wing, CBI) against Teesta Setalvad and her team

It’s Teesta – Javed Haazir Ho on 3rd Feb, 2017

February 3, 2017 Javed Anand and Teesta Setavad will appear in response to a summons before the CBI Court (Kila Court) Mumbai. They have been charge sheeted for ‘violating provisions of the FCR Act’ a charge they have consistently denied. The case relates to a Consultancy with Ford Foundation and Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt Ltd. The CBI charge sheet follows the raid on their … Continue reading It’s Teesta – Javed Haazir Ho on 3rd Feb, 2017

Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

6 January 2017 Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand On 31 December 2016, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet to the Mumbai special court against human rights defenders Ms Teesta Setalvad, Mr Javed Anand  and their publishing company Sabrang Communications and Publishing Private Limited (SCPPL) for alleged violation of the Foreign … Continue reading Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

Sabrang Trust has challenged the MHA-FCRA department’s September 9 order suspending its FCRA registration. Urged the ministry to revoke its cancellation notice

In a detailed 24-page response dated October 5, 2015, Sabrang Trust, Mumbai, has challenged the MHA-FCRA department’s September 9 order suspending its FCRA registration and urged the ministry to revoke its malafide cancellation notice. Sabrang Trust has expressed shock and surprise at the Order of the MHA which has completely ignored the detailed point by point response that Sabrang Trust dated June 25, 2015 had … Continue reading Sabrang Trust has challenged the MHA-FCRA department’s September 9 order suspending its FCRA registration. Urged the ministry to revoke its cancellation notice

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

Teesta Setalvad explains her expenses ‘again’, says she is not tired to fight Zakia Jafri Case

PPT for Court [Compatibility Mode] Concerning the allegations of embezzlement of funds by Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand by the Gujarat police, presented below are some facts  about her organizations and her work- 1) CITIZENS FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE: Primary Activity: Legal Aid to victims of mass crimes (communalism, terrorism) Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was formed in April 2002 by 11 prominent, law-abiding … Continue reading Teesta Setalvad explains her expenses ‘again’, says she is not tired to fight Zakia Jafri Case