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Amir Rizvi

You can Help Save Scientist Sentenced to Death in Iran

Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian born Swedish resident and expert in disaster medicine has been sentenced to death by Iranian authorities on charges of espionage. Dr. Djalai is a medical doctor and university lecturer. He has studied and taught in Sweden, Italy and Belgium. He was arrested in April last year when he was visiting…

Another World is Possible A Timeline of the government's crackdown on the student movement in India

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” Audre Lorde While the Indian government continues its cynical assault on institutes of learning and higher education, the Indian student movement shows us that another world is possible. [TIMELINE-21288] In the past three years and ten months since the Modi government came to power one notices…

Amir Rizvi

Genesis of the Zakia Jafri Case Part 1 of a Four Part Exclusive Interview with Senior Advocate Mihir Desai

Zakia Jafri lost her husband, Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, in the Gulberg Society carnage that took place during the post-Godhra genocide in Gujarat in 2002. Zakia and Ehsan were sheltering their neighbours from a violent mob during the attack. Ehsan stepped out to plead with the mob for mercy for the people he was sheltering.…

Zaki Jafri, Teesta Setalvad

How the Supreme Court Dealt with the Zakia Jafri Case Part 2 of a Four Part Exclusive Interview with Senior Advocate Mihir Desai

In the second part of the a four part interview, senior counsel , Mihir Desai explains how the Supreme Court deals with the complicated issues in the Zakia Jafri case, given the enormity of evidence. After the Supreme Court remands the case back to the Magistrate (September 12, 2011), Zakia Jafri is given the right…

Mihir Desai, Senior Lawyer

Evidence Unearthed in the Zakia Jafri Case Part 3 of a Four Part Interview with Senior Advocate Mihir Desai

In the third of the four part interview, senior counsel, Mihir Desai traces the wealth of evidence that indicates the chain of command responsibility and criminal conspiracy behind the genocidal carnage in Gujarat 2002. He also explains how the evidence of Sanjiv Bhatt was never a pillar of either the criminal complaint files by Zakia…

The Murder of Pehlu Khan

Pehlu Khan was killed on a busy highway in Rajasthan by a mob of self-proclaimed cow protectors. Now in an exclusive investigation, senior investigative journalist Ajit Sahi has discovered that this was in fact murder. He has also found that the police sabotaged the investigation and engaged in an elaborate cover up. This weakened the…

Victims of Gautankwad: Pehlu Khan

This is the story of Pehlu Khan who died after being assaulted by Gau Rakshaks on a national highway in Rajasthan in April 2017. Pehlu Khan fell prey to cow vigilantes or Gau Rakshaks and is therefore one of the most memorable faces of the Victims of Gautankwad or terrorism in the name of cow protection.   A brief history of…

Allowed to Breathe Poison in Vidarbha

Allowed to Breathe Poison in Vidarbha Part 2 of our investigation reveals lacunae in the system that leads to pesticide poisoning deaths

In our previous story concerning pesticide related deaths in Vidarbha, we illustrated how the deaths were preventable and occurred only due to the apathy and callousness of authorities that should have done a better job regulating the quality and sale of pesticides in the state. We also demonstrated how various authorities washed their hands off…

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