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Assam foreigners’ tribunals need more transparency: Setalvad Business Standard

Rights activist Teesta Setalvad Sunday called for more transparency in the functioning of foreigners’ tribunals (FT) in Assam while deciding the fate of suspected foreigners. The FTs are quasi-judicial bodies which determine the citizenship of people suspected to be illegal immigrants. “We are currently touring some districts of Assam and have come across a large…

Teesta Setalvad: ‘Democracy was hollowed out in the past five years’ Frontline

THE activist and secretary of the Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) Teesta Setalvad has been relentlessly battling the State government in her search for justice for the victimsof the Gujarat pogrom. She has suffered various forms of persecution because of her crusade. As someone who has closely observed Gujarat politics, she spoke to Frontline on the State and the…

Activist Teesta Setalvad’s ‘Foot Soldier of the Constitution’ in Kannada The Hindu

The book is being released on May 18 The Kannada translation of ‘Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A Memoir’ , a political narrative of the work and times of activist Teesta Setalvad, is being released on May 18. Writer-activist Satya S. has translated the work as Samvidhanada Kaalaalu, and it is being brought out by Kriya Madhyama at a…

Mumbai residents pay respect to Hemant Karkare, condemn ‘distasteful’ remarks by Sadhvi Pragya Thakur The Indian Express

Members of the civil society and political parties also gathered at the memorial with placards with messages such as ‘Lest we forget’. IN THE light of BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur’s “distasteful remarks” against slain cop Hemant Karkare, who was the chief of the state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad, residents gathered to pay their respects to the “city’s hero”…

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