14 साल बाद नरोडा पाटिया में दलितों का प्रायश्चित! – Dilip Mandal

नरोडा पाटिया. नाम तो सुना ही होगा आपने. वह 28 फरवरी, 2002 का खौफनाक दिन था. नरोडा पाटिया में सब कुछ सहमा सा. माहौल में तनाव था. बच्चे घर में दुबके हुए थे. यह अहमदाबाद की ऐसी बस्ती है, जिसमें मुसलमान अच्छी संख्या में हैं. 27 फरवरी को गोधरा कांड हुआ था. विश्व हिंदू परिषद और बजरंग दल ने उसी शाम गुजरात को श्मशान बना … Continue reading 14 साल बाद नरोडा पाटिया में दलितों का प्रायश्चित! – Dilip Mandal

PADS strongly condemns the CBI raids on 14 July 2015 at the premises of social activist Teesta Setalvad

PADS strongly condemns the CBI raids on 14 July 2015 at the premises of social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand, Gulam Mohammed Peshimam and office of Sabrang Communications and Publishing in Mumbai. These raids are undertaken for purely vindictive reasons given the assurances of complete cooperation and submission of thousands of pages of documents to the CBI. It is by now an open … Continue reading PADS strongly condemns the CBI raids on 14 July 2015 at the premises of social activist Teesta Setalvad

Sexual Violence and the Death Penalty – Arvind Narrain

(First Published in EPW) The judgment in the 16 December Delhi rape case imposed the death penalty based upon the depravity of the offence and the demands of the “collective conscience of society”. On the other hand, in the Naroda Patiya judgment in the case of the rapes and murders of Muslims in this part of Gujarat, the court held that it cannot go down … Continue reading Sexual Violence and the Death Penalty – Arvind Narrain