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The plight of the ‘other’ The Asian Age

Linking Mr Patel’s case with what happened in Gujarat in 2002 is interesting. Those killings too were a result of ‘othering’ of an entire community, which appears different from the majority. The horrific incident in Madison, Alabama, where a 57-year-old Gujarati man, was assaulted and arrested by the local police, has made headlines here because…

Teesta Setalvad victim of witch-hunt, say activists The Hindu

Feb 18, 2015 12:17 AM , By Omar Rashid | 3 comments Activists are worried about Teesta Setalvad’s safety if she is arrested. ‘Facts twisted in an effort to malign her work’ Terming corruption charges against Teesta Setalvad baseless, civil society on Tuesday stood behind the social activist and her husband Javed Anand. If BJP…

In Challenging Modi, Indian Activists Risk a Legal Backlash The New York Times

By MANU JOSEPH February 18, 2015 NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an admirer of persistence, but perhaps not in India’s human rights activists. What many of them are persistent about is pursuing him. On Tuesday, Mr. Modi gave a speech condemning religious violence of any kind. Yet many Indian activists and others see the…

Hounding Of Teesta Setalvad Times Of India

Prashant Bhushan Attempts to arrest her and subject her to “custodial interrogation” are uncalled for The case of Teesta Setalvad is a chilling example of what can still happen to even highly acclaimed and well connected per sons in this country if they take on those in authority , and especially if the person you…

Arnab Goswami, Lekhi, Jethmalani & a bundle of Lies – Rukmini Sen The Feminist

The Feminist February 18, 2015 Comments: 2 Dear Arnab Goswami, Three Quick points- 1) Zakia Jafri has not taken her case/statement back from any court. 2) No court has said Teesta Setalvad is guilty of Perjury. 3) In Best Bakery case Zahira Sheikh was sentenced by the Indian Supreme Court to one year in prison…

Teesta `hounded for speaking up’, feel many The Times of India

New Delhi TIMES NEWS NETWORK The Gujarat police’s move to arrest Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand is not just about “the harassment and victimization“ of activists fighting for justice in the Gujarat carnage cases. It’s a warning to all about “the consequences of speaking up“. This was the consensus at a meeting organized…

V FOR VENDETTA! The Citizen

NEW DELHI: In an environment legitimised by television channels that rush to throw mud on individuals who run foul of the establishment for standing up for rights and justice, The Citizen as a matter of editorial policy found it imperative to ask social activists and editors Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand to respond to the…

Solidarity with Teesta Setalvad – Demonstration in Mumbai Bilkul News

Bilkul News, Mumbai, Feb 17: A large number of activists gathered outside Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai on Sunday (15-2-2015) evening for a public demonstration of solidarity with Teesta Setalvad & Javed Anand who are being hounded by Gujarat police with false cases. Famous film maker Anand Patwardhan, renowned writer-activist Dr. Ram Puniyani, AIDWA Maharashtra Secretary …

Support Pours in From All Over India for Activist Teesta Setalvad The Citizen Bureau

THE CITIZEN BUREAU | 13 FEBRUARY, 2015 NEW DELHI: There is an outpouring of support for activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, Javed Anand, following the rejection of an anticipatory bail plea by the Gujarat high court in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for Gujarat riot victims. A police team immediately showed up outside…

NAPM demands withdrawal of false cases against Teesta, Javed and associates in Gulbarg Society Case We demand Justice for riot victims, survivors Space and Security for Human Rights Defenderss

NAPM is deeply disturbed with news from the Gujarat High Court refusing the anticipatory bail applications of rights activists Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and 3 others from Gulberg Society. We strongly feel that the High Court could have meticulously examined the extensive submissions put forth by Teesta, before rejecting the bail application, seeking dropping of…

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