Withdraw ‘Concocted’ Case Against Setalvad: CPI-M to Gujarat Govt

New Delhi | Feb 12th 2015 Condemning Gujarat police for seeking to arrest social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, CPI(M) today demanded that the state government withdraw its “concocted” case against her. “CPI(M) demands that the Gujarat government withdraw the concocted case against Setalvad and stop harassing her,” the party said in a statement. It said that Gujarat Police have targeted Setalvad because of her relentless championing of the rights of the victims of the Gujarat riots of 2002. “While the Gujarat government is pursuing the harassment of Setalvad, it has been reinstating police officials who are facing serious … Continue reading Withdraw ‘Concocted’ Case Against Setalvad: CPI-M to Gujarat Govt

The Case against Teesta Setalvad or the Gujarat Model of Vindictive Action

As the hearing in the anticipatory bail applications of Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and three survivors of the Gulberg society massacre, Tanvir Jafri, Salim Sandhi and Firoz Gulzar Pathan comes up on July 9, 2014, IndiaResists.com recapitulates the case against the activists. A study of the affidavits and counter-affidavits shows a vindictive state gunning for activists. First published on India Resists on July 7, 2014 For years on Teeta Setalvad and Javed Anand have been steadfastly working for justice for victims and survivors of the Gujarat riots of 2002. The efforts of their organization Citizens for Peace and Justice (CJP) and … Continue reading The Case against Teesta Setalvad or the Gujarat Model of Vindictive Action

‘Steps against Setalvad taken due to political vendetta’: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Feb. thirteen (ANI): Congress chief Manish Tewari on Friday stated activist Teesta Setalvad had performed an necessary position in exposing the perpetrators of Gujarat pogrom and bringing them to justice and added that the steps taken against her have been out of a way of political vendetta. “The reality stays that Teesta Setalvad performed a really seminal position in exposing the perpetrators of the Gujarat pogrom and bringing them to justice. It’s fairly apparent that no matter steps have been taken against her, they’re out of a way of political vendetta,” Tewari informed ANI.   Continue reading @ http://bharatpress.com/2015/02/13/steps-against-setalvad-taken-due-to-political-vendetta-manish-tewari/ Continue reading ‘Steps against Setalvad taken due to political vendetta’: Manish Tewari

Godhra riot victims relive painful days

By Nandini Oza Story Dated: Saturday, February 28, 2015 20:25 hrs IST Victims of 2002 post-Godhra riots and their kin attend an event organised on the 13th anniversary of the blood bath, in Ahmedabad. Emotions ran high at a small gathering organised under the aegis of Citizens for Justice and Peace headed by activist Teesta Setalvad, on February 28. In 2002, on this day, communal riots had played havoc with the lives of more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims. The riots were in retaliation for the death of 59 persons, who were burnt alive on board coach S6 of the … Continue reading Godhra riot victims relive painful days

BJP and Sangh spokespersons reveal real reason for witch hunt against Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 by Nivedita Menon If you saw the programme on IBN7 last night, vilifying Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, with BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and Sangh spokesperson Rakesh Sinha at their asabhya virulent best, shouting down and intimidating mild Sandeep Pandey and shouting continuously throughout whatever feisty Priyanka Chaturvedi (Congress spokesperson) had to say (which was hard-hitting and unanswerable), you would know what the case against the two activists is really about. Of course, the charges against them are of corruption and embezzling of funds collected for Gujarat riot victims, but when Priyanka Chaturvedi pointed out that the case against them … Continue reading BJP and Sangh spokespersons reveal real reason for witch hunt against Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

V FOR VENDETTA!

THE CITIZEN BUREAU  Setalvad and Anand, a long fight for justice NEW DELHI: In an environment legitimised by television channels that rush to throw mud on individuals who run foul of the establishment for standing up for rights and justice, The Citizen as a matter of editorial policy found it imperative to ask social activists and editors Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand to respond to the questions being raised by the so called ‘experts’ on television and elsewhere without caring to inform the viewer, only to condemn the activists. Excerpts of the interview are carried below. Both Setalvad and Anand … Continue reading V FOR VENDETTA!