प्रेस विज्ञप्ति सामाजिक कार्यकर्ती तीस्ता सीतलवाड़, जावेद आनंद एवं उनके साथी को फर्जी मुकदमें में फ़साये जाने के सन्दर्भ में साझा संस्कृति मंच का प्रेस कान्फ्रेंस वाराणसी, आज लहुराबीर स्थित होटल कामेश हट में साझा संस्कृति मंच के द्वारा सामाजिक कार्यकर्ती सुश्री तीस्ता सीतलवाड़, जावेद आनंद एवं उनके साथी के समर्थन में प्रेस वार्ता की गयी| 2002 के गुजरात दंगो की लगातार पैरवी कर रही सामाजिक कार्यकर्ती सुश्री तीस्ता सीतलवाड़, जावेद आनंद एवं उनके साथी पर एक केस में गुजरात के माननीय उच्च न्यायालय द्वारा अग्रिम जमानत को ख़ारिज कर दिया | उन पर साजिश के तहत अहमदाबाद की क्राईम … Continue reading

Teesta Setalvad is being framed by Gujarat govt; but where’s the outrage?

by G Pramod Kumar  Feb 13, 2015 13:17 IST The Gujarat Police’s overt enthusiasm to arrest Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand no sooner than the state high court rejected their plea for anticipatory bail in a curious “embezzlement” case didn’t raise any eyebrows, but justified the perception that the BJP government was on a hot pursuit of the activist. The BJP leaders and their proxies found nothing extraordinary in the action of Gujarat Police, which landed up at the doorstep of Setalvad in Mumbai in no time, because, according to them, the police was at liberty to arrest the … Continue reading Teesta Setalvad is being framed by Gujarat govt; but where’s the outrage?

PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES

PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES   270-A, Patpar Ganj, Opposite Anand Lok Apartments, Mayur Vihar I, Delhi 110 091 Phone 2275 0014                      PP FAX 4215 1459 Founder: Jayaprakash Narayan; Founding President: V M Tarkunde President: Prof. Prabhakar Sinha; General Secretary: Dr. V. Suresh E.mail: puclnat@gmail.com; pucl.natgensec@gmail.com   18th February, 2015 PUCL Statement Stop Persecution, by False Prosecution, of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand! The PUCL welcomes the Supreme Court granting an immediate stay on the Gujarat High Court order permitting the custodial interrogation of journalists and Human Rights Defenders, Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, while refusing to grant them anticipatory bail. … Continue reading PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES

Hounding Of Teesta Setalvad

Prashant Bhushan Attempts to arrest her and subject her to “custodial interrogation” are uncalled for The case of Teesta Setalvad is a chilling example of what can still happen to even highly acclaimed and well connected per sons in this country if they take on those in authority , and especially if the person you have taken on becomes the most powerful person in the country. It is also a sad commentary on how a supposedly independent judiciary does sometimes appear to get influenced by executive authority . For the last 13 years Teesta has fought a valiant and sometimes … Continue reading Hounding Of Teesta Setalvad

India: the Defense of Human Rights Defenders Testa Setalvad and Javed Anand goes international

Wednesday 18 February 2015, by siawi3 Statement of Solidarity with Human Rights Defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, India As international networks and organisations concerned with equality between all citizens before the law, standing for secularism as prevention of communalism, we are closely following and monitoring the case against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and husband Javed Anand in India. We noted with great concern that it is not the first allegation made against them in the past few years, in the vain hope, it seems, to stop them from asking the right questions to government after the 2002 Gujarat massacre, pursuing … Continue reading India: the Defense of Human Rights Defenders Testa Setalvad and Javed Anand goes international

Statement from People’s Alliance for Secularism and Democracy (PADS):

People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism (PADS) expresses alarm at the Gujarat Police move to arrest the two activists, Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand in Mumbai. The arrest of Teesta Setalvad, who was denied bail by the Gujarat High court, has been stayed for 24 hours at the intervention of the Supreme Court. Teesta Setalvad has been relentlessly championing the rights of the victims of the Gujarat pogroms of 2002. Her efforts resulted in the transfer of some of the riot related cases out of Gujarat and conviction of some bigwigs from the Gujarat government. The Government of Gujarat led … Continue reading Statement from People’s Alliance for Secularism and Democracy (PADS):

क्षमा कोणी कोणाला करायची?

मुंबई Published: ‘दांभिक विरुद्ध दुष्ट’ या अग्रलेखात (२० फेब्रुवारी) तिस्ता सेटलवाड या भ्रष्ट आहेत व सरकार त्यांचा सूड घेत आहे; तरी सरकारने मोठेपणा दाखवून त्यांना (सर्वोच्च न्यायालयामार्फत) क्षमा करावी, असे मत मांडण्यात आले आहे. सूड घेणाऱ्यांनाच मोठेपणा देऊन त्यांनीच क्षमा करावी, असे अग्रगण्य दैनिकांनी अग्रलेखातून म्हणणे हे काळाची पावले कुठल्या दिशेने चालली आहेत ते दर्शवतात. काही समाजकंटकांनी जाळपोळ केली म्हणून सरकारने सूडबुद्धी बाळगून विरोधी गटाच्या दंगल घडवण्याकडे डोळेझाक करणे हा गुजरात दंगलीतील प्रमुख मुद्दा होता, ही पाश्र्वभूमी इथे लक्षात घेतली पाहिजे. तिस्ता सेटलवाड यांच्या अटकेसाठी जेवढी तयारी व अधीरता सरकार/ पोलिसांनी दाखवली तेवढी मुळात समाजकंटकांच्या अटकेसाठी व निरपराध जनतेच्या रक्षणासाठी … Continue reading क्षमा कोणी कोणाला करायची?

Trying to cage a Tigress: Roused Civil Society defends Teesta Setalvad against Gujarat Attempt to Humiliate Her

John Dayal Around noon on Thursday, February 19, Supreme Court Justices Dipak Misra and Adarsh Kumar Goel extended the stay on the arrest of human rights activist and editor Teesta Setalvad and her husband, Javed Anand, in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a “Museum of Resistance” at the Gulbarg Society in Ahmedabad, where over 60 people were killed during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots that devastated several towns and villages in Gujarat. This pauses for some time a convoluted case that has generated interest in international and national human rights circles, in the media, and has become part … Continue reading Trying to cage a Tigress: Roused Civil Society defends Teesta Setalvad against Gujarat Attempt to Humiliate Her