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Curb hate speech that triggers communal riots, says Teesta TNN | Mar 21, 2015, 03.24 AM IST

CHENNAI: Communal flare-ups get noticed only when the violence takes place. But the events that cause the flare-ups should be duly dealt with so that they don’t take place, said Teesta Setalvad, well-known civil rights activist on Friday. In her speech during a seminar held in the city, Setalvad recalled the history of communal violence…

Stay on Teesta’s arrest extended as Gujarat govt rewards lawyers Khaleej Times

The interim protection against arrest will continue till the larger bench takes up the matter, the apex court said Mahesh Trivedi / 20 March 2015 Ahmedabad — Even as the Supreme Court on Thursday extended the stay on the arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband in a Rs 15-million Ahmedabad embezzlement case…

Go beyond just the obvious Hindustan Times

The media must ensure that people in power do not get away with crimes. It has failed in the case of the Gujarat riots. You might think that enough has been written about the Teesta Setalvad case. In fact I think the opposite is true: Not enough has been written or said. That’s because this…

Hounding an activist Frontline

Communalism The Gujarat Police’s pursuit of Teesta Setalvad, who has been fighting for the riot victims in Gujarat, in a case of “misappropriation” of funds smacks of political vendetta. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM Teesta Setalvad has always said they will get her one day. She has told this magazine several times that if Narendra Modi becomes…

Withdraw ‘Concocted’ Case Against Setalvad: CPI-M to Gujarat Govt

New Delhi | Feb 12, 2015 Condemning Gujarat police for seeking to arrest social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, CPI(M) today demanded that the state government withdraw its “concocted” case against her. “CPI(M) demands that the Gujarat government withdraw the concocted case against Setalvad and stop harassing her,” the party said in a statement.…

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…

The Good, Bad and Ugly – “The Good”

The good…. While many institutions of Indian democracy wilted under Hindutva’s onslaught, the secular press held its ground Peace-loving, liberal, secular-minded people who lived or ventured inside the Muslim mohallas in Bombay and elsewhere in the country in December, 1992 and in January, 1993 had a tough job on their hands. Because of Ayodhya and…

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