Happy Father’s Day India

While people talked and wrote about their fathers all day on social networking sites  today there was one daughter far away from her land of birth who wished the rest of India a very happy Father’s Day. This was none other than Nishrin Jafri Husain, daughter of slain Ahsan Jafri in whose house the entire Gulberg society had sought refuge . That day  a communal … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day India

Updates on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014 Gujarat

NEW DATES FOR RE-COMMENCEMENT OF ZAKIA JAFRI CRIMINAL REVISION WILL BE GIVEN ON AUGUST 19, 2015 (WEDNESDAY) Aug 14: No hearings since sittings were changed with the new chief justice (Acting CJI Patel). The status has been restored to the same Court. Aug 13: Hearings continued. August 5 2015 :  Replying Extensively on the Questions of Law as Requested by the court of Justice Gokani hearing the … Continue reading Updates on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014 Gujarat

Is PMO using the State Machinery to divert attention from Zakia Jafri Case?

Charges made against Teesta Setalvad by the Gujarat police and CBI has taken the focus away from the Zakia Jafri case that has charged 60 people including the present Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi. The case will be heard on the 4th of August in Gujarat High Court.   Teesta Setalvad has given a point-by-point rebuttal of the Gujarat police’s claims that she and her … Continue reading Is PMO using the State Machinery to divert attention from Zakia Jafri Case?

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

Myths about Teesta Setalvad

Myth 1- Teesta Setalvad started fighting against communal forces in 2002. Fact 1- Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand started their magazine Communalism Combat after Mumbai riots of 1992. It was in 1992 that their Media Advocacy work against communal forces began. Myth 2- Teesta Setalvad took up the work of Legal advocacy only for victims of Post Godhra riots. The insinuation/propaganda being she … Continue reading Myths about Teesta Setalvad