DEVELOPING NEWS: Setalvad’s updates on being detained by Benaras Police

25th September, Benaras, India, 6:20pm- Teesta Setalvad was asked to give in writing that she wouldn’t visit Benaras Hindu University to show solidarity with the protesting students. Setalvad  refused to sign any such thing. She asked the police and the administration how can her freedom be curtailed? How can her movement be restrained in her own country? and how can she be stopped from showing … Continue reading DEVELOPING NEWS: Setalvad’s updates on being detained by Benaras Police

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

हम सब अभिशप्त हैं, क्योंकि हम देख और महसूस कर पाते हैं – Mayank Saxena

आप वो समाज हैं, जो बाबरी गिरने के बाद घरों की छतों पर खड़े हो कर थालियां पीट रहे थे..घंटे-घड़ियाल बजा रहे थे…रात को मशाल ले कर विजय जुलूस निकाल रहे थे…दीए जला रहे थे… आप वह समाज हैं, जो गुजरात के निर्मम जनसंहार में हज़ार लोगों के बेरहम क़त्ल को गोधरा को लेकर तर्कसंगत बताने में लगे थे…बिल्कीस के बलात्कार, उसकी तीन साल की … Continue reading हम सब अभिशप्त हैं, क्योंकि हम देख और महसूस कर पाते हैं – Mayank Saxena

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

We must expand our notion of equality to encompass all around us: Teesta Setalvad

  23 This is what IIMB’s website reported on Teesta Setalvad- 23rd September, 2016: Teesta Setalvad, civil rights activist and journalist, urged young people to contribute towards building an inclusive and equal society. As one of the speakers at Vista 2016, the annual business fest organized by the FII Club at IIM Bangalore, she remarked that India and the south Asian region had gained a … Continue reading We must expand our notion of equality to encompass all around us: Teesta Setalvad

Gujarat 2002: Modi Supported the VHP during the Riots to get Hindu Votes, says Former Home Secretary

Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover-Up is a racy political memoir by Rana Ayub. In it she reminisces about her undercover reporting in Modi’s Gujarat in this book. Rana Ayyub, formerly with Tehelka, posed as  ‘Maithili Tyagi’, a USA-born filmmaker and interviewed key figures in the state, including senior police officers. Tehelka’s first such sting by Ashish Khetan, Operation Kalank, has been used as valuable evidence … Continue reading Gujarat 2002: Modi Supported the VHP during the Riots to get Hindu Votes, says Former Home Secretary

Must Watch: Rabiya says persecution of minorities in Pak is institutionalised

Question (Teesta Setalvad): What are the specific problems that the Hindu and Christian Minorities face in Pakistan ?” Answer:  Most of the Hindus in Pakistan live in Sindh, they are at the lowest rung of the economic scale, not just the ‘lower castes’ but also agricultural labourers. Now Sindh has been traditionally the more tolerant part of Pakistan unlike Punjab. But over the past years … Continue reading Must Watch: Rabiya says persecution of minorities in Pak is institutionalised