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Targeting an activist Frontline (Print Edition June 22, 2018)

There is no end in sight to the cases against human rights activist and lawyer Teesta Setalvad who has rubbed the authorities the wrong way with her fight for the victims of the Gujarat pogrom. SUCH is the success of the vilification campaign against Teesta Setalvad that even an editor known for his integrity once…

Teesta relief extended till June 13 The Telegraph

Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Monday extended the protection from arrest to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand till June 13 in a Rs 1.4-crore fund embezzlement case.   Earlier in the day, Justice A.Y. Kogje, in whose court the matter had been listed, recused himself from hearing it, saying “not before me”. The…

“Obvious Political Agenda” Says Teesta Setalvad Of Rejected Anticipatory Bail Application The Citizen

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, May 23, a Special Sessions Court of Ahmedabad denied the Anticipatory Bail Application (ABA) of Teesta Setalvad, the Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP) Secretary and her partner Javed Anand. “There has been relentless hounding every month, we are faced with one case or another and this is obviously got a political…

Gujarat Court Rejects Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand’s Anticipatory Bail Plea The Wire

The social activist couple now plans to approach the high court against the order in the alleged fund embezzlement case. Mumbai: A special sessions court in Ahmedabad on May 23 rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. The application was moved against their possible arrest in the…

UP cops “beat up, drag” tribal women for second time in a week for campaigning to reclaim their forest land Counterview

In a shocking incident, around 30 to 40 Uttar Pradesh’s police officers on Tuesday reportedly barged into tribal women’s homes in Lilasi Kala village of the Sonebhadra district, which has a population of 1,160, with sticks and a revolver gun, and assaulted them, did not even sparing children as young as 10-years old. One woman…

False affidavit charge: Teesta Setalvad moves HC against probe The Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Social activist Teesta Setalvad on Thursday moved the Gujarat high court against the SIT court’s directions to the court registrar to act against the persons responsible for the alleged offence of preparing false affidavits on behalf of victims of the 2002 riots and filing them before the Supreme Court. The SIT court hearing the Naroda Gam massacre case had ordered further…

Visiting Indian human rights activist Teesta Setalvad meets British Columbia Premier John Horgan The Georgia Straight

B.C.’s premier has been apprised of the deteriorating human-rights situation in India by a harsh critic of the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. Mumbai-born author and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad met John Horgan at his office in the B.C. legislature on April 18 on a trip to Canada. Setalvad has been spearheading a campaign…

Teesta Setalvad honoured The Hindu

Social activist Teesta Setalvad was honoured with a medal of courage by Radical Desi publications and Indians Abroad For Pluralist India at an event organised in commemoration of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Surrey, Canada on Friday. On the occasion, the Punjabi edition of Foot Soldier of the Constitution was launched. Originally authored by Ms. Setalvad in…

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