Zakia Jafri Case: Criminal Revision Application Partly Allowed

Judge Sonia Gokhani of the Gujarat HC has partly allowed the criminal revision application filed by Zakia Jafri. Zakia Jafri’s application challenged Magistrate BG Ganatra’s Order of December 26, 2013 which accepted the SC appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) ‘s closure of February 8, 2012. The order had refused to order Further Investigation. The Court has said that the Magistrate was wrong in holding that … Continue reading Zakia Jafri Case: Criminal Revision Application Partly Allowed

Agitate to Prosecute Hate Speech – Teesta Setalvad

The Citizen and Newsclick Joint Production, July 26, 2014 Teesta Setalvad, eminent activist, speaks on Freedom of Dissent at the Idea of India Conclave. She emphasises the importance of having a cohesive intervention to counter the attacks on freedom of expression. Setalvad says that we must all agitate to prosecute hate speech and not allow it to be part of public amnesia, that is being … Continue reading Agitate to Prosecute Hate Speech – Teesta Setalvad

How Clean Is the “Clean Chit” to Modi

    To pave the way for BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani’s national prime ministerial ambitions, the trail of blood which followed his Rath Yatra in 1989 and his signal contribution to the movement to violently pull down the Babri Masjid in 1992 were sought to be substantially erased from public memory by a systematic campaign of his re-invention as a moderate statesman. A similar … Continue reading How Clean Is the “Clean Chit” to Modi

After SIT, will FIR be filed against Modi? : Countdown to Judgment Day of Zakia Jafri Case begins

As the countdown to the Judgemnet Day of Zakia Jafri Case begins Hillele.org brings to you some of the important reports on Gujrat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his role in Gujrat riots. After SIT, will FIR be filed against Modi? Manoj Mitta, TNN, Mar 28, 2010, 01.19am IST http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/After-SIT-will-FIR-be-filed-against-Modi/articleshow/5733451.cms TOI, 28 March 2010 NEW DELHI: The much-awaited interrogation of Narendra Modi for his alleged … Continue reading After SIT, will FIR be filed against Modi? : Countdown to Judgment Day of Zakia Jafri Case begins

Former DGP Gujrat’s appeal to remedy elitist lobbyism against the rule of law

Hillele presents here Letter No. 3. RBS/Encounter/3/2013 dated 15-07-2013 written by R.B. SREEKUMAR, IPS (Retd.),Former DGP,Gujarat to the President of India. The subject of the letter was “An appeal to remedy elitist lobbyism against the Rule of Law” We present the letter verbatim here- Respected Rashtrapatiji, I am a former DGP of Gujarat State and I retired form service on 28-02-2007. I have submitted a … Continue reading Former DGP Gujrat’s appeal to remedy elitist lobbyism against the rule of law