Must Watch: ZAKIA JAFRI’s counsel to know the background of the case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0fwo_aN7Uo Part 1: Want to Know About the Background of the Zakia Jafri Case, Listen to her Counsel, Mihir Desai In the first of a four part interview, senior counsel, Mihir Desai traces the background of the famed Zakia Jafri case that began with a 119-page criminal complaint to the Gujarat police on June 8, 2002. This complaint was backed with 2,000 pages of solid … Continue reading Must Watch: ZAKIA JAFRI’s counsel to know the background of the case

FREE HADIYA – Pinjda Tod

AN APPEAL TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA: In defense of the freedom and citizenship of women and a plea against Islamophobia #freehadiya   ​ Your Lordship, We write to you, to bring to your notice a recent judgement of the Kerala High Court which has annulled a consensual marriage of an adult Muslim woman. The judgement also makes many other remarks which can completely … Continue reading FREE HADIYA – Pinjda Tod

SUPREME COURT ADMITS CURATIVE PETITION ON SECTION 377, REFERS IT TO 5 JUDGE BENCH

In a huge victory for LGBT Rights, Supreme Court referred the curative petition on Section 377 to a larger 5 judge constitutional bench. Mr. Kapil Sibal appeared on behalf of Voices Against 377. The matter was heard by three senior most judges of the court, including Chief Justice TS Thakur in an open court and the bench today agreed that the case needed to be relooked at … Continue reading SUPREME COURT ADMITS CURATIVE PETITION ON SECTION 377, REFERS IT TO 5 JUDGE BENCH

“Waiting for Justice”, says the Indian Queer

Will the Queer community in India finally get justice in the apex court of India? Social Networking sites are abuzz today with the queer community anticipating some sense of justice to finally prevail. Some of facebook status go like this-   Dhrubojyoti In a few hours, the supreme court will decide on whether it wants to right the wrong committed in 2013. But it’s important … Continue reading “Waiting for Justice”, says the Indian Queer

Teesta Setalvad gets relief for two weeks, Judge says there is no need for custody

Report. 24th July, 2015 Teesta Setalvad’s interim bail was extended at Bombay High Court for two weeks. Activist was given relief again. Lawyers representing CBI requested the Judge to reduce the duration of relief. To which the Judge repeated the relief will be for two weeks. The Judge asked CBI categorically what was the need for custody and where will Setalvad go. Setalvad’s lawyer offered … Continue reading Teesta Setalvad gets relief for two weeks, Judge says there is no need for custody

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के खिलाफ प्रचारित मिथक

मिथक 1 – तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ ने साम्प्रदायिक ताक़तों के खिलाफ लड़ाई 2002 में शुरु की।   तथ्य 1 – तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ और उनके पति जावेद आनंद ने अपनी पत्रिका, कम्युनलिज़्म कॉम्बेट 1992 में मुंबई दंगों के बाद शुरु की। 1992 में साम्प्रदायिक ताक़तों के खिलाफ उनकी मीडिया पक्षधरता की शुरुआत हुई। मिथक 2 – तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ ने सिर्फ गोधरा के बाद हुए दंगों के पीड़ितों के … Continue reading तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के खिलाफ प्रचारित मिथक

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

The state is doing its best to cripple us by freezing our accounts: Teesta Setalvad

  The allegations The Home Ministry has slapped notices on Gujarat riots activist Teesta Setalvad. It has asked the CBI to freeze her bank accounts and probe fund transfers. Govt says Teesta’s company Sabrang Communications has committed Foreign Contribution Regulation Act violations. A case of cheating has also been filed in connection with a memorial to the victims of Gulberg Housing Society massacre. The defence … Continue reading The state is doing its best to cripple us by freezing our accounts: Teesta Setalvad

There is a concerted effort to change the basic secular character of the Indian Constitution: Justice PB Sawant, former SC Judge

“Some religious fundamentalists want this country to be theocratic, and if it is to be theocratic they want it to be Hindu theocracy.” “They want this country to be a theocratic state and all other religious bodies and communities to be secondary citizens.” “All religious books, whether it is Koran, Bible or Granth Saheb or Avastha, they are all teaching us ethical principles” There is … Continue reading There is a concerted effort to change the basic secular character of the Indian Constitution: Justice PB Sawant, former SC Judge