Cancellation of FCRA of Sabrang Trust to stop public justice says Teesta Setalvad

Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand are considering taking the matter of the FCRA cancellation of Sabrang Trust to court. The big verdict of Gulberg massacre case came on 17th June, 2016 and interestingly Sabrang Trust’s FCRA was cancelled by MHA on the 16th June. In a detailed 24-page response dated October 5, 2015, Sabrang Trust, Mumbai, had challenged the MHA-FCRA department’s September 9 order suspending … Continue reading Cancellation of FCRA of Sabrang Trust to stop public justice says Teesta Setalvad

FCRA cancellation a day before Gulberg final verdict

Today, June 17 is the day that final judgment will be delivered in the Gulberg Society Massacre. At 11:30 am when many were debating the timing of the cancellation of FCRA licence of an NGO run by activist Teesta Setalvad , the lady in the center of the storm typed – Time to prepare for judgment! The report card so far on Gulberg massacre case- … Continue reading FCRA cancellation a day before Gulberg final verdict

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

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)

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