Dangerous Portents – Teesta Setalwad

India is a secular democratic republic not a military dictatorship. Four anchors of the most prominent English news channels would do well to remember that their collective coverage of the recent incursions in Jammu and Kashmir are irresponsible in as much as they de-link the Army’s actions from the Political leadership of the Centre. In their shortsighted and limited objectives of trying to ‘put the … Continue reading Dangerous Portents – Teesta Setalwad

Teesta Wants Police Protection For Zakia’s Key Witness

The Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) through its secretary, Teesta Setalvad has approached the NHRC for restoration of the 24 hour police protection given to former DGP Gujarat RB Sreekumar since October 2007. Sreekumar a key witness in the Zakia Jafri case faces serious threat from a vindictive state government against whom he has taken a clear and principled stand on ethics and governance. … Continue reading Teesta Wants Police Protection For Zakia’s Key Witness

Kishtawad fasad Firkaparasto ki sazish – Teesta Setalwad

        First Published in  Rashtriya Sahara URDU     Eid Day, apart from the joyful festivities after the month long fast of Ramzan, in Kishtwar, Jammu and Srinagar, brought violence and dread of a return to deep divides and bloodshed.  To capitalise on division, as is its metier and raison d’etre, the BJP sought to fish in troubled waters and started screaming … Continue reading Kishtawad fasad Firkaparasto ki sazish – Teesta Setalwad

Peace Begins in the mind of the child- Teesta Setalvad

Side by side with battling communal violence in the public arena, media and the courts, we began a unique experiment in 1994. It was working with young minds supplementing what is taught (or not taught) in the history and social studies curriculum. KHOJ borne of the fires that seared Bombay in 1992-1993 carries on today. One of the techniques we use is that of story … Continue reading Peace Begins in the mind of the child- Teesta Setalvad

Contours of a conspiracy – Teesta Setalwad

Criminal conspiracy under the law is defined as an agreement between at least two persons to commit one or more illegal acts or acts by illegal means. By its criminal intent, such a conspiracy is masterminded under a cloak of secrecy. When, and if, such a conspiracy involves a powerful, constitutionally elected head of a state, it is unlikely that the masterminding of such a … Continue reading Contours of a conspiracy – Teesta Setalwad

Our world, Our story – Teesta Setalvad

Though I had promised readers the second part of the crucial tale on faltering India that needs to re-enforce inclusion and fairplay, I will take a break just this week to remember my inspirations, this Friday, March 8, Women’s Day. Often people ask, what use is March 8 or May 1? International Women’s Day or Labour Day? How is it relevant when women are seen … Continue reading Our world, Our story – Teesta Setalvad