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