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Gulberg Massacre

Incident takes place on 28.2.2002. FIR is dated the same day. KG Erda first PI at Meghaninagar Police Station files the FIR, he is later arraigned as accused by the SIT in 2009. Witness Survivors file several Applications under Section 173(8) of the CRPC dated 25.11.2002, 16.4.2003, 18.7.2003 and 4.11.2003 before the Supreme Court of India…

Stay on Final Judgment Lifted by SC

Finally, the stay on the final judgement imposed by the Supreme Court is lifted and the Judge is directed to pronounce his verdict. Only one extension is granted after this. Credits: Sabrangindia https://sabrangindia.in/indepth/gulberg-massacre-tortuous-journey-justice?page=5

Trial Proceedings Stalled by SIT

The Trial runs intermittently from then on, just a few days a week for and for over 11 months the Special Investigation Team (SIT) actually ensures it does not continue by appealing against an Order of Judge Dhanda who had granted the Witnesses papers related to the role of Joint Commissioner Police MK Tandon and…

Analysis: How Gujarat’s Top Cops Deserted Residents of Gulberg Society

Where were the Top Cops when Armed Mobs Surrounded and Attacked Gulberg Society? Commissioner of Police PC Pande Curfew was declared in the Meghaninagar area where the GulbergSociety is located at 12.54 pm (according to the Police Control Room Records-PCR ). By then, according to data of the PCR itself, the Gulberg Society had already…

“99% of the victims of gender violence were killed afterwards”

ICF speaks to Teesta Setalvad The first part of our extended interview with the civil rights activist and journalist, who has been a key part of the struggle for justice and reparations for survivors of the pogrom in Gujarat in 2002. Ahmedabad, 2002 / AFP via Livemint To begin with the special court’s verdict, in…

Arnab Goswami, Lekhi, Jethmalani & a bundle of Lies – Rukmini Sen

Dear Arnab Goswami, Three Quick points- 1) Zakia Jafri has not taken her case/statement back from any court. 2) No court has said Teesta Setalvad is guilty of Perjury. 3) In Best Bakery case Zahira Sheikh was sentenced by the Indian Supreme Court to one year in prison for perjury. Teesta was proven innocent. It…

Gujarat 2002: Sardarpura Massacre, 33 Killed, 31 Convicted

When the impossible happens In September 2003 the then chief justice of India, VN Khare, had sharply chastised the Gujarat government for not only its failure to protect lives and property but its open collusion in the subversion of the justice process  and had subpoenaed evidence in the now famous Best Bakery case. The indignities…

“A huge compromise has been made by our so-called intellectuals.”

We have an extremely compromised public discourse in India today, and a very compromised commercial media. Not to mention an “alternate media” which is really quite comfortable, and doesn’t ask these questions directly, where they should be asked – not just the government but also these institutions, these supposedly public spaces.   Communal Violence in…

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