Activists from Gujarat come out in support of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

Jul 23, 2015 09:03 IST Ahmedabad: Activists from Gujarat, including a former Gujarat chief minister, extended their support to Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand on Wednesday, alleging the recent CBI action against her was an “open misuse of power” by the Centre. “We, the undersigned, express our profound dismay and disquiet at the continued official harassment of human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand by the central government,” said a statement signed by rights activists from Gujarat, including former Gujarat Chief Minister Suresh Mehta. “After the BJP-led government was installed in Delhi in May 2014, the country has witnessed open official efforts to foist a large variety … Continue reading Activists from Gujarat come out in support of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

People Rise Up In Solidarity with Teesta Against Witch-Hunt

Newsclick Report, July 21, 2015 A collective voice in solidarity with Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and their team was raised in different places in the country on 16th July 2015 including at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. People from different walks came out and said that the CBI’s actions are a blatant misuse of state machinery to hound and persecute a group of courageous human rights defenders and is a continuation of the undeclared policy of first, the Gujarat government, and since May 2014, of the Central government to harass and demoralise Teesta and team. A large number of organisations including … Continue reading People Rise Up In Solidarity with Teesta Against Witch-Hunt

Civil outrage in India, abroad at govt. action against Teesta Setalvad

By IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, 16 July 2015: Eminent civil leaders and various social groups have come out strongly protesting against the raids of Central Bureau of Investigation at the home and office of renowned civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand for allegedly violating foreign funding rules of the country. CBI raided Setalvad’s home and office in Mumbai on Tuesday. Last Wednesday CBI had registered a case against Setalvad, Anand and their associate Peshimam Gulam Mohammad for criminal conspiracy and illegal acceptance of foreign contributions for their company, Sabrang Communications and Publishing Pvt. Ltd. (SCPPL). The three … Continue reading Civil outrage in India, abroad at govt. action against Teesta Setalvad

Demonstrations across country in solidarity with Teesta Setalvad

Submitted by TwoCircles.net on 16 July 2015 – 9:17pm By TCN News, New Delhi: Outraged by “blatant misuse of state machinery to hound and persecute a group of courageous human rights defenders” – Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and others – scores of intellectuals, academicians, students, artists, activists, teachers and even ordinary people held demonstrations in solidarity with the activists on Thursday in different cities across India.   “The latest raids by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into their home and offices in Mumbai on July 14, 2015 are continuation of the undeclared policy of first, the Gujarat government, and since May 2014, of … Continue reading Demonstrations across country in solidarity with Teesta Setalvad

Intellectuals, Civil Society Groups Rally Behind Teesta

Prominent activists like Dr John Dayal, Kavita Krishnan and others join the protests in solidarity with activist Teesta Setalvad at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. Prominent activists like Dr John Dayal, Kavita Krishnan and others join the protests in solidarity with activist Teesta Setalvad at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. GOVERNMENT, CBI ACCUSED OF RUNNING A WITCH HUNT AND PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN AGAINST RIGHTS DEFENDER By Abdul Bari Masoud NEW DELHI – Popular support continues to pour in for the embattled rights activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in the face of a vicious government crackdown. While condemning Narendra Modi-led NDA … Continue reading Intellectuals, Civil Society Groups Rally Behind Teesta

‘Modi govt. trampling upon civil rights’

Updated: July 4, 2015 05:46 IST | Ganesh Prabhu Members of the district unit of the Karnataka Komu Sauharda Vedike staged a dharna in front of the Clock Tower protesting against, what they termed the “assault on civil rights by the Modi government,” here on Friday. K. Phaniraj, vice-president of the district unit of the vedike, said that ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country, there had been a systematic effort to muzzle the voice of non-government organisations (NGOs) and civil society groups, which it saw as hostile to its agenda. Continue reading @ http://m.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/modi-govt-trampling-upon-civil-rights/article7385497.ece Continue reading ‘Modi govt. trampling upon civil rights’

Centre curbing civil rights, says Komu Sauharda Vedike

Udupi, DHNS: The district unit of Komu Sauharda Vedike staged a protest in front of the Clock Tower here on Friday, against Modi-led BJP government at Centre for curbing civil rights. Speaking on the occasion, district unit of Komu Sauhrada Vedike Vice President Phanniraj said Modi government is the protector of assassins who created havoc during the Gujarat riots. He said government is treating civil rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad badly and inhumanly. She has been labeled anti-nationalist element and the government is framing fake charges against her. Phanniraj alleged Modi-led Central government was framing her as she is responsible … Continue reading Centre curbing civil rights, says Komu Sauharda Vedike