11 reasons why the ghost of Ehsan Jafri still haunts Modi

Suhas Munshi @suhasmunshi| The Gujarat High Court began hearing a petition against the ‘clean chit’ given to Narendra Modi and several others by the Supreme Court-appointed SIT on 4 August. This is the last criminal case related to the 2002 carnage in which the then-Chief Minister of Gujarat and the present Prime Minister of the country has been made an accused. The hearing is a result of a ‘criminal revision application’ filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of Ehsan Jafri, who was murdered by a Hindu mob during the riots. Jafri is being given legal aid by activist Teesta Setalvad and … Continue reading 11 reasons why the ghost of Ehsan Jafri still haunts Modi

Former Gujarat Judge says he quit over Government’s Anti-Muslim bias

Activist Teesta Setalvad may have had a bumpy ride from the start in her attempts to fight for justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots but recent cases foisted on her by the Gujarat police and Central Bureau of Investigation are being widely seen as a last ditch attempt by the state to stop her in her tracks. Teesta’s defenders say accusations of embezzlement and embellished accounts of what the CBI found when it raided her home are aimed at diluting the potency of the Zakia Jafri petition her organisation is now taking to the Gujarat High Court … Continue reading Former Gujarat Judge says he quit over Government’s Anti-Muslim bias

गुजरात सरकार के मुस्लिम विरोधी रवैये की वजह से छोड़ी थी जॉब: पूर्व जज

नवभारतटाइम्स.कॉम| नई दिल्ली बीजेपी नेता जहां सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सीतलवाड को ‘राष्ट्र विरोधी’ बता रहे हैं, वहीं गुजरात के एक पूर्व जज ने तीस्ता का समर्थन करते हुए बताया है कि किस तरह से नरेंद्र मोदी के मुख्यमंत्री रहते गुजरात सरकार का रवैया मुस्लिम विरोधी था। पूर्व जज का कहना है कि इसी पक्षपात की वजह से उन्होंने जॉब छोड़ दी थी। अक्टूबर 2002 से मई 2003 तक सिटी सिविल और सेशंस कोर्ट में जज रहे हिमांशु त्रिवेदी ने फेसबुक पोस्ट में बताया है कि 2002 के बाद न्यायपालिका किस तरह के घटनाक्रमों की जद में आ गई। अपनी पोस्ट … Continue reading गुजरात सरकार के मुस्लिम विरोधी रवैये की वजह से छोड़ी थी जॉब: पूर्व जज

गुजरात सरकार के मुस्लिम विरोधी रवैये की वजह से छोड़ी थी जॉब: पूर्व जज

नवभारतटाइम्स.कॉम| नई दिल्ली बीजेपी नेता जहां सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सीतलवाड को ‘राष्ट्र विरोधी’ बता रहे हैं, वहीं गुजरात के एक पूर्व जज ने तीस्ता का समर्थन करते हुए बताया है कि किस तरह से नरेंद्र मोदी के मुख्यमंत्री रहते गुजरात सरकार का रवैया मुस्लिम विरोधी था। पूर्व जज का कहना है कि इसी पक्षपात की वजह से उन्होंने जॉब छोड़ दी थी। अक्टूबर 2002 से मई 2003 तक सिटी सिविल और सेशंस कोर्ट में जज रहे हिमांशु त्रिवेदी ने फेसबुक पोस्ट में बताया है कि 2002 के बाद न्यायपालिका किस तरह के घटनाक्रमों की जद में आ गई। अपनी पोस्ट … Continue reading गुजरात सरकार के मुस्लिम विरोधी रवैये की वजह से छोड़ी थी जॉब: पूर्व जज

Ahmedabad Judge Quit After 2002 Violence: “I was Suffocated, Could Not Take it Anymore”

THE CITIZEN BUREAU  NEW DELHI: A judge in Ahmedabad’s City Civil and Session Court from October 2002 to early April 2003 Himanshu Trivedi told The Citizen that he left because of a variety of reasons, including “feeling suffocated because of the anti-Muslim atmosphere” in the city. He said he could not “take it any more.” Trivedi who is now in New Zealand was speaking to The Citizen over the phone. He said that he and his daughter actually saw a police jeep distributing fuel to burn down a Muslim shop. He said that he was on the fourth floor and … Continue reading Ahmedabad Judge Quit After 2002 Violence: “I was Suffocated, Could Not Take it Anymore”

Little Gujarat In CBI Headquarters

Old loyalists from Gujarat are being rewarded with the bureau’s top posts; it won’t be long before one of them becomes director Uttam Sengupta Can a prime minister or ruling party be faulted for stuffing a ‘caged bird’ with men they trust, notwithstanding their public pronouncements to the contrary? The answer lies in the shrugs and knowing smiles CBI insiders give you in response to the appointment of Y.C. Modi as additional director and Arun Kumar Sharma as joint director at India’s “premier investigation agency” in the last two months. Belonging to the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, Y.C. Modi was part of … Continue reading Little Gujarat In CBI Headquarters