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

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

Updates on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014 Gujarat

NEW DATES FOR RE-COMMENCEMENT OF ZAKIA JAFRI CRIMINAL REVISION WILL BE GIVEN ON AUGUST 19, 2015 (WEDNESDAY) Aug 14: No hearings since sittings were changed with the new chief justice (Acting CJI Patel). The status has been restored to the same Court. Aug 13: Hearings continued. August 5 2015 :  Replying Extensively on the Questions of Law as Requested by the court of Justice Gokani hearing the … Continue reading Updates on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014 Gujarat

Is PMO using the State Machinery to divert attention from Zakia Jafri Case?

Charges made against Teesta Setalvad by the Gujarat police and CBI has taken the focus away from the Zakia Jafri case that has charged 60 people including the present Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi. The case will be heard on the 4th of August in Gujarat High Court.   Teesta Setalvad has given a point-by-point rebuttal of the Gujarat police’s claims that she and her … Continue reading Is PMO using the State Machinery to divert attention from Zakia Jafri Case?

Exclusive Interview with Teesta Setalvad after Bombay HC granted her ABA – Rukmini Sen

Their work in the area of Legal advocacy is both exemplary and unprecedented. Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, with the help of other members of their trusts – Citizens for Justice and Peace fought 68 cases for Gujarat victims (including both Godhra and post Godhra cases). Their legal advocacy enabled conviction of 117 people. However, what is most worth mentioning is that Teesta has never … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Teesta Setalvad after Bombay HC granted her ABA – Rukmini Sen

On the timing of the Multi Pronged Attack (CBI and Gujarat Police) AND the significance of the Zakia Jafri petition

By Teesta Setalvad (On her way to CBI office today) The Zakia Jafri criminal revision petition in HC should not be confused with the Gulberg case which deals with the 69 people killed there along with Ehsaan saab. This petition attempts to look at criminal or administrative culpability for all the incidents during the Gujarat riots of 2002. So in that sense it is a … Continue reading On the timing of the Multi Pronged Attack (CBI and Gujarat Police) AND the significance of the Zakia Jafri petition