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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…

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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…

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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…

Legal Technicalities in the Zakia Zafri Case Part 4 of a Four Part Interview with Senior Advocate Mihir Desai

Senior counsel, Mihir Desai explains how two FIRs can be filed in matters of grave crimes and how courts have approached the issue of larger conspiracy. How far has the High Court gone in its judgement of 5th October, 2017? The High Court has not analysed or examined this evidence.

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…

Gulberg Memorial

  Photos Gulberg Society, Ahmedabad, Februry 27, 2012 Click here for more photos.. St. Xaviers Collage, Mumbai, Februry 27, 2012   Click here for more photos.. Sarva Dharam Sadbhav Kendra, Ayodhya, Februry 27, 2012   Click here for more photos.. SAHMAT, New Delhi, Februry 27, 2012 Click here for more photos.. Malegaon, Februry 27, 2012 Click here…

Timeline and Chronology of the Case

Smt Zakia Ahsan Jafri & Citizens for Justice and Peace v/s Narendra Modi and 61 Others Charges: Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Mass Murder, Subvert the Criminal Justice System, Destroy Evidence, Violate the Oath of Constitutional Governance Day of Judgement: 12.9.2011 June 8, 2006: Zakia Ahsa Jafri files a mammoth 119-page complaint with the Director General…

India’s Gang of Supremacists Is Killing Mahatma Gandhi All over Again The "father of the nation" is now being targeted by a campaign of animosity and disrespect.

Again and again, not satisfied with the physical assassination of the man named ‘Father of the Nation,’ a barrister by profession and one of the leaders of India’s struggle for freedom, ‘they’ kill Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi). January 30 is the death anniversary of the man, and this year the date marked the 68th…

The Importance of the Zakia Jafri Petition Economic and Political Weekly

It is not often that the battle against aggressive communalism, the sustained mobilization that precedes brute and targeted violence and includes hate speech and hate writing, the deliberate debilitation and paralysis of preventive and pro active measures of law and order that minimize the spread of reprisal violence and protect lives and properties, gets sustained…

The end of impunity The Indian Express

It was not simply the number of lives lost, though the number, perhaps 2,500,— is not insignificant. The struggle of man (or woman) against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. — Milan Kundera It was not simply the number of lives lost, though the number, perhaps 2,500 — is not insignificant. It was…

Bombay riots: Police admits inaction

PEOPLE’S Verdict, a 160-page report of the Indian People Human Rights Tribunal released, along with a well-attended press conference, on August 4th. This is a strong indictment of the Bombay police, the state government and political parties like the Shiv Sena, the RSS and the BJP. The tribunal comprised of three retired judges – Justice…

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