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Setalvad’s NGO expands its horizons

Gulf News November 24, 2017 Setalvad’s NGO expands its horizons Organisation to also defend rights of tribals, Dalits, women and children Published: 16:38 November 24, 2017 Pamela Raghunath, Correspondent Mumbai: Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), an NGO that has fought for the rights of oppressed religious minorities, especially victims and survivors of communal violence,…

Activist Teesta Setalvad Detained in Varanasi, Released After Ten Hours The Wire

The civil rights activist was told by the police that she had been arrested without being told the charges, and kept in custody for more than ten hours. New Delhi: Renowned civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad was reportedly detained in Varanasi, hours after she was first held by the Uttar Pradesh police on Monday morning. Setalvad, who has…

Longtime Critic of Modi Is Now a Target New York Times

By DAVID BARSTOW AUG. 19, 2015 MUMBAI — One of India’s best-known human rights activists, Teesta Setalvad, was brewing her morning tea on July 14 when she got a telephone call from her security guard. “C.B.I. is at the gate, ma’am,” the guard said, referring to the Central Bureau of Investigation, the federal police. Before…

India – Continued harassment of human rights defender Teesta Setalvad Front Line Defenders

Teesta Setalvad. Photo: Jaffar Theekkathir On 26 June 2015, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) decided to refer human rights defenders Ms Teesta Setalvad and her husband, Mr Javed Anand, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for investigation. This latest action increases the pressure on the human rights defender as she attempts to…

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…

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