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Attack on art is attack on freedom, says Justice Chandrachud The Hindu

Justice Chandrachud says art shapes identity, exposes oppressions plaguing society   The allure of art: Justice D.Y. Chandrachud delivers a lecture on Imagining Freedom Through Art, on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini Justice D.Y. Chandrachud (59), often referred to as the “voice of the dissent” at the apex court, spoke on ‘Imagining Freedom Through…

Gujarat High Court quashes FIRs against Teesta Setalvad over Twitter post DNA

In the FIRs, Teesta was charged with offences under the IT Act and IPC sections 153(a) for promoting enmity between two religious groups and section 295(a) for outraging religious feelings Teesta Setalvad File photo of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand In a major relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High…

Gujarat High Court quashes two FIRs against Teesta Setalvad Indian Express

Two FIRs were lodged in August 2014 against Setalvad, one at Ghatlodia police station in Ahmedabad by Vishwa Hindu Parishad activist Raju Patel, and another by one Kirit Mistry at C Division police station in Bhavnagar. Activist Teesta Setalvad. (File) The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs lodged nearly five years ago against…

Guj HC quashes FIRs against Teesta Setalvad over Twitter post Devdiscourse

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs filed against activist Teesta Setalvad for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by tweeting a photoshopped picture. Justice A S Supehia quashed the FIRs filed against Setalvad in Ahmedabadand Bhavnagar. Setalvad is known for championing the cause of the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots. The FIRs were filed after she tweeted a photoshopped picture of IS terrorists with slain American journalist James Foley with…

Gujarat HC quashes two FIRs against Teesta Setalvad Ahmedabad Mirror

In a relief for human rights activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs registered against her allegedly for uploading objectionable tweets showing Hindu deities in a bad light. The FIR was registered at Ghatlodia police station and C Division police station in Bhavnagar in August 2014. “We cited previous judgments…

Guj HC quashes FIRs against Teesta Setalvad over Twitter post Outlook India

Ahmedabad, Aug 7 The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs filed against activist Teesta Setalvad for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by tweeting a photoshopped picture. Justice A S Supehia quashed the FIRs filed against Setalvad in Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar. Setalvad is known for championing the cause of the victims of the 2002 Gujarat…

HC quashes two FIRs against Teesta Setalvad Deccan Herald

In a relief to Mumbai-based activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat high court on Wednesday quashed the two FIRs registered against her in 2014 for hurting religious sentiments by tweeting “objectionable” illustration of Hindu gods and goddesses. Although she deleted those posts and tendered an apology, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad members lodged the FIRs against her…

How a Government and Bureaucracy Betrayed Its People The Quint

No section of Assam’s population has been left unaffected by the overpowering, state-created tragedy of the NRC, writes Teesta Setalvad in The Telegraph. She points out that NRC was intended to be ‘free and fair’ and ensure to take in as many citizens under its umbrella. However, perversions and manipulations have dogged the entire process, so…

Women adivasis to SC: Repression continues against those seeking rights under FRA Indian Express

Sokalo Gond was among those campaigning for reclaiming adivasis’ rights to forest land even before the legislation in 2006. Contending that the FRA for the very first time vested tribal women equal and independent rights over forests and forest land while revenue and all other land laws vest this right on women only after marriage,…

Sonbhadra women, others seek to participate in Supreme Court FRA hearing Down To Earth

Two women from Scheduled Tribe communities from conflict-ridden Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh filed an application for intervention (IA) in the ongoing forest land rights case in the Supreme Court on July 22, 2019. About 15 IAs have been filed in this case. Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana demanded that they be given ownership rights over their lands…

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