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Afrazul Killing

Fact-Finding Rebuts Love Jihad Charge in Afrazul’s killing

Shocking details concerning the murder of Afrazul-a 48 year old migrant labourer from West Bengal by Shambhu Regar, have emerged following a fact-finding by three major groups in Rajasthan. The investigation was conducted by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Udaipur, Bhilwara and Jaipur district, the MKSS and the members of Rajsamand Mahila Manch between…

नफ़रत से प्रेरित अपराध के विरुद्ध आवाज़ उठाइए : तीस्ता सेतलवाड़

आज भारत में मुसलमानों और दलितों के खिलाफ नफरत से प्रेरित अपराध तेज़ी से फैल रहे हैं, यह नफरत फैलाने वाले संगठनो की घिनौनी राजनीती का परिणाम है, और इन अनुसंघित संगठनों के नेता शक्तिशाली संवैधानिक पदों पर बैठे हैं!

Afrazul Murder

The End of A Civilization: Rajsamand, Rajasthan From the Secretary's Desk

Sometimes words lose their meaning, outrage its impact and a strange numbness and chilling acceptance prevails. India is today shattering apart, bitterly impacted at its core, as incident after incident of calculated, brutal cruelty, almost all against poor, working class Muslims dot its landscape. These incidents occur with orchestrated regularity in some regions more than others. As each…

Homeless in their Backyard in Gujarat A study about the Internally Displaced Persons of 2002

The 2002 communal riots not only drove Muslims into new ghettos all over the state, they also reduced them to the status of second-class citizens who do not seem to exist for the government. This is the finding of a city-based NGO, Janvikas, which conducted a survey on the status of the minority community in the state after the…

PB Sawant

CJP exposed complicity of powerful political leaders in the 2002 genocide Words of Support from Retd. Justice PB Sawant

PB Sawant is a former Supreme Court judge in India. In 2002, he served with retired justice Hosbet Suresh on an Indian People’s Tribunal headed by justice V. R. Krishna Iyer to investigate the 2002 Gujarat riots.[2] Their report includes testimony of the then Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Haren Pandya (since murdered), who testified about a meeting convened by Narendra Modi on the evening of the Godhra train burning. Here he doesn’t mince words…

Nayantara Sehgal
sagaarika ghose

In Search Of  Parzania An Exclusive Blog by Special Inivitation

For generations our family has been an integral part of Gujarat. My grandfather not only played a pivotal role in the independence of Gujarat from Bombay State, but also chaired the Hindu Maha Sabha Chapter of Ahmedabad. He often was host to leaders like Shyama Prasad Mukherji as well as musicians like Bismillah Khan.  My…

Zakia Jafri Case All legal documentation, case papers and background resources

The Zakia Jafri Case is a historic and unique legal intervention that seeks to establish administrative culpability and criminal complicity for the mass, targeted crimes that rocked Gujarat for several months in 2002. 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…

Babri Demolition

बाबरी: सर्वोच्चता संविधान की? या आस्था की?

अदालत के बाहर मन्दिर-मस्जिद विवाद सुलझाए जाने की पहल का प्रमुख कारण है कि मुस्लिम समुदाय सर्वाधिक नाजुक हालत में है। हिन्दुत्ववादियों को लगता है कि मुस्लिम मिल कर भी ताकत नहीं बन पाएंगे और बड़े आराम से उन्हें हाशिये पर धकेला जा सकता है। उनकी इच्छा के विरुद्ध कोईभी समाधान हासिल किया जा सकता…

Babri Masjid Demolition

Ayodhya Dispute: Supremacy of Constitution or Faith?

Babri Masjid is once again in news. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has taken an initiative to bring all stake holders for negotiating an out of court settlement. Apparently the initiative is in his personal capacity. However, Sri Sri Ravi Sahnkar is well connected with the BJP leaders. When he organized ‘World Cultural Festival’ on the…

Amir Rizvi

Victims of Gautankwad: Alimuddin Ansari

In our last story on Victims of Gautankwad, we told you all about the Pehlu Khan lynching that appeared to be a case of premeditated murder. Today we bring you the case of Alimuddin Ansari who was lynched by a mob of nearly 100 people in Ramgarh in Jharkhand on suspicion of transporting beef in…

Amir Rizvi
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