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The state is doing its best to cripple us by freezing our accounts: Teesta Setalvad Catch News

Suhas [email protected] |30 June 2015 The allegations The Home Ministry has slapped notices on Gujarat riots activist Teesta Setalvad. It has asked the CBI to freeze her bank accounts and probe fund transfers. Govt says Teesta’s company Sabrang Communications has committed Foreign Contribution Regulation Act violations. A case of cheating has also been filed in…

Bail to Guj Riots Accused, Tough Time for Teesta: Dave Slams SC Jun 18 2015 : The Economic Times (Mumbai)

New Delhi: [email protected] Supreme Court Bar Association president Dushyant Dave on Wednesday questioned the top court’s decision to grant bail to all accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, and also former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who was convicted for the murder of 70 people during the 2002 Gujarat riots. A bench comprising Justices JS…

Supreme Court Bar to Bench: Step out in burqa to see what people think of you The Indian Express

The kind of lawyers who are being appointed as judges is a disgrace,” senior advocate Dushyant Dave, arguing for the Supreme Court Bar Association. Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: June 18, 2015 10:34 am A senior advocate arguing in favour of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Wednesday told the Supreme…

Strong and small The Indian Express

Modi is a tall leader. Then why does his government sometimes act in petty, vengeful ways? Written by Julio Ribeiro | Published on: May 27, 2015 12:00 am “Pseudo-secularism” is alive and kicking in our country. After I voiced my concern about the peaceful Christian community becoming a soft target of Hindu extremist elements, I received…

The spirit of Rana Pratap lives on – in the brave deeds of Teesta Setalvad and Medha Patkar Scroll.in

Ajaz Ashraf  · May 19, 2015 · 11:30 am As BJP leader Rajath Singh urges Indians to celebrate the valour of the king who fought the Mughals, perhaps we should spare a thought for his successors who continue to battle for their vision of democracy. Blessed be our Home Minister Rajnath Singh, for he showeth…

Funding has never driven our work nor will a lack of it stop it: Teesta Setalvad The Economic Times

By: Binoy Prabhakar, ET Bureau May 17, 2015, 06.29AM IST Teesta Setalvad and husband Javed Anand are activists who have been seeking justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots. Setalvad is said to be reason why the Ford Foundation, a prominent American charity, faces restrictions by the central government because it was a key…

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…

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