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

Teesta Setalvad: RSS is A Fascist Group That Collects Foreign Funds by Calling itself Cultural

Published on Apr 24, 2016 The meeting titled “Student-Youth Assembly Against Discrimination” was organised by SFI AISF AISA PSF CHHATRABHARATI AIDSO RYA AIYF DYFI and saw overwhelming response from Mumbaikars despite attempts to scuttle it. Venue: Adarsh Vidyalay Hall, near TIlak Nagar Station (E), Mumbai Camera: Satyen K. Bordoloi Produced by: Vivek Sundara Continue reading Teesta Setalvad: RSS is A Fascist Group That Collects Foreign Funds by Calling itself Cultural

The Lemmings of Hashimpura

The largest incident of custodial killing, where officers of the notorious Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) shot dead 42 persons from the Muslim community and sought to destroy the evidence has resulted in acquittal because of the deliberately lackadaisical and shoddy investigation says Vibhuti Narain Rai, retired officer of the Indian Police Force (IPS) in an exclusive interview to Communalism Combat-Newsclick and Hillele.org. . Worse still, successive … Continue reading The Lemmings of Hashimpura

‘हिंदू पक्ष में असंतोष नहीं होता वो शायद मेरे पास नहीं आते, भड़कते नहीं’

हिंसा और तनाव के बीच त्रिलोकपुरी में एक हफ्ता गुज़र चुका है। कर्फ्यू में छूट के घंटे लगातार बढ़ाए जा रहे हैं लेकिन दिल्ली पुलिस और सेंट्रल फोर्स अभी भी यहां जमी हुई है। लोग घरों से इस उम्मीद में बाहर निकल रहे हैं कि ज़िंदगी जल्दी पटरी पर वापस लौट आएगी। बार-बार एक सवाल उठा कि बीजेपी के एक्स एमएलए सुनील वैद्य की इस … Continue reading ‘हिंदू पक्ष में असंतोष नहीं होता वो शायद मेरे पास नहीं आते, भड़कते नहीं’

2002 survivor Sultana on Modi

The Panchmahals district (near Godhra) in Gujarat, witnessed some of the most horrific violence unleashed during the 2002 carnage. Like elsewhere in the state, the violence was marked by assaults targetting women; most such gangrapes went largely unreported. Sultana, one of the most courageous survivors, decided not just to break her silence, but seek justice as well. After giving a chilling account of the incident … Continue reading 2002 survivor Sultana on Modi

Visit to Muzaffarnagar – Irfan Engineer

We had written about Muzaffarnagar riots ealier. Briefly recalling the causes behind the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar were political as the Lok Sabha elections are due. BJP needs to win substantial seats in UP in order to have any chance of forming the next government in New Delhi. Amit Shah the trusted lieutenant of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and having considerable experience of … Continue reading Visit to Muzaffarnagar – Irfan Engineer

दंगा पीड़ितों को ऊन का नहीं, इंसाफ का कंबल चाहिए! – डॉ. पंकज श्रीवास्तव (Dr Pankaj Srivastava)

कांग्रेस उपाध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी दूसरी बार मुजफ्फरनगर के दंगा पीड़ितों से मिले और उनसे घर वापस जाने का आग्रह किया। ऐसा आग्रह अखिलेश सरकार भी कर रही है। लेकिन दंगा पीड़ित सुनने को तैयार ही नहीं हैं। वे बरसाती पन्नियों को छत बनाकर जानलेवा शीत का मुकाबला कर रहे हैं। यूं इमदाद देने वालों की भीड़ लगी है। एफएम रेडियो वाले भी अभियान चला रहे … Continue reading दंगा पीड़ितों को ऊन का नहीं, इंसाफ का कंबल चाहिए! – डॉ. पंकज श्रीवास्तव (Dr Pankaj Srivastava)

Communal Violence in 2013: Part – I ( Irfan Engineer)

The year 2013 was worse than 2012 from the standpoint of communal violence. According to the Home Ministry data released in the National Integration Council meeting, 107 people were killed in communal riots across the country, which includes 66 Muslims and 41 Hindus in 479 incidents of communal violence this year. Apart from those killed, 1,697 people including 794 Hindus, 703 Muslims and 200 policemen … Continue reading Communal Violence in 2013: Part – I ( Irfan Engineer)