13, Jul 2015
The numerous cases foisted on her have little substance but are intended to paralyse work to seek justice for the victims of the Gujarat riots.
Kalpana Sharma • Today • 09:15 am
Incredible as it might sound, the government of India is so irritated with the activities of one woman that it is finding all kinds of ways to catch her and lock her up. The woman who continues to be a thorn in the flesh of the Modi government is Teesta Setalvad. The reason the government thinks she should be locked up is because this tenacious woman refuses to allow India, or the world, to forget what happened in Gujarat in 2002.
It’s another story that the multiple cases being foisted on her have little substance. What one needs to realise is that together they are part of a plan to paralyse her ability to work and eventually to find a way to take her into custody.
The latest in the long list of inquiries and cases against Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand, and the organisations they established and run – Sabrang Communications, Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace – are so numerous and complex that one would need hundreds of pages just to run through the bare description.