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Gauri Lankesh memorialised as Journalist killed in Line of Duty Honoured in France as part of Bayeux-Calvados Awards

On October 8, 2018 fearless Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was honoured at a memorial commemorating reporters killed on duty at the Bayeux-Calvados Awards held in France. The Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents (Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre) is an annual prize awarded since 1994, by the city of Bayeux and the General Council of Calvados. Its goal is to pay tribute…

Teesta Setalvad and Vishal Dadlani urge you to Fight The Mob Press Release

Human Rights Defender Teesta Setalvad and rockstar Vishal Dadlani came together in Mumbai to discuss the growing instances of mob violence and institutional scuttling of dissenting voices. The initiative called ‘Fight The Mob’ is an extension of a nationwide campaign against hate speech by human rights organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) of which Setalvad is Secretary. “We…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

Allahabad HC demands explanation for detention of Adivasi activists after CJP and AIUFWP file petition We are keeping #JungJaari to #FreeSukaloKismatiya

On June 8, 2018 Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo Gond (Treasurer of AIUFWP) and Kismatiya Gond (Secretary, Forest Rights Committee) were picked up in a clandestine manner from Chopan station, Sonebhadra, UP just as they were returning after a meeting with the state forest minister, Dara Singh Chauhan and Forest Secretary in Lucknow. Their names were not mentioned in any…

Countering All Allegations CJP Places All Facts on Record

CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad has been constantly targeted by a vindictive state using false cases, intimidation tactics and a vicious media campaign. This witch hunt is how they are punishing her for daring to speak up against the powerful perpetrators of the 2002 Gujarat genocide. Now, we would like to set the record straight and…

अपने ऊपर लगाये गए झूठे इल्ज़ामों का तीस्ता सेतलवाद ने दिया मुह तोड़ जवाब अहमदाबाद क्राइम ब्रांच को दिए दस्तावेजी तथ्य

5 अप्रैल को बॉम्बे हाईकोर्ट के न्यायमूर्ति रेवाती मोहिते डेरे ने तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ जी और जावेद आनंद जी को 2 मई 2018 तक अंतरिम ट्रांसिट जमानत दे दी. माननीय न्यायालय के आदेश के मुताबिक, 6 अप्रैल को तीस्सा सेतलवाड़ जी और जावेद आनंद जी सुबह 10 बजे अहमदाबाद क्राइम ब्रांच के समक्ष पेश हुए. दोनों…

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ को फिर क्यों और कैसे प्रताड़ित किया जा रहा है सीजेपी का अधिकारिक बयान

सीजेपी सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ जी पर एक बार फिर से हमला किया जा रहा है, इस बार उनकी शिक्षा से संबंधित गैर सरकारी संगठन ‘खोज’ पर झूठे आरोपों के सैलाब के साथ. सिटिज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (सीजेपी) के असंतुष्ट पूर्व कर्मचारी रईस खान ने तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ जी के खिलाफ प्राथमिकी दर्ज करवाई है, जिसमें…

How and Why is Teesta Setalvad being harassed Again CJP's Official Statement

CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad is being attacked once again, this time with a barrage of false allegations pertaining to her education NGO KHOJ. Rais Khan, a disgruntled ex-employee of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), has filed an FIR against Setalvad alleging that Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand used fraudulent means to get funds…

Babri Masjid Demolition

The politics of NRC is dividing people: Teesta Setalvad Times of India

National Citizens Register is a politics of division which putting states, communities and classes against each other, human rights activist and social worker Teesta Setalvad said in Kolkata on Saturday. She also said that her organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace will provide legal aid to those people in Assam whose names have been left…

Kasganj violence report released The Hindu

Deliberate bias against Muslims in the FIR, investigation: civil rights activists Prominent civil rights activists converged here on Wednesday to release a report on the Kasganj violence of January 26 in Uttar Pradesh, alleging a deliberate bias against Muslims in the FIR and investigation. A youth, Chandan Gupta, was killed in the spiral of violence…

“Thoothukudi firing is another Jallianwala Bagh!” Vikatan

தீஸ்தா செடல்வாட் – இந்தியாவில் இயங்கும் மனித உரிமைச் செயற் பாட்டாளர்களில் முக்கியமானவர். 2002 குஜராத்தில் நடைபெற்ற இனப்படுகொலைகளுக்கு எதிராக சட்டரீதியாக உறுதியாகப் போராடியவர். இந்தியாவின் முதல் அட்டர்னி ஜெனரல் எம்.சி.செடல்வாடின் பேத்தியும்கூட. தூத்துக்குடி ஸ்டெர்லைட் துப்பாக்கிச்சூட்டுச் சம்பவம் தொடர்பாக மனித உரிமைப் பாதுகாப்புக் குழுவின் ‘உண்மை கண்டறியும் அறிக்கை’ புத்தக வெளியீட்டுக்காகத் தமிழகம் வந்தவரிடம் பேசினேன்… “தமிழகத்தில் நிகழும் பொது நிகழ்ச்சிகளில் நீங்கள் அவ்வளவாகப் பங்கெடுக்காதவர். ஸ்டெர்லைட் போராட்டம் தொடர்பான நிகழ்வில் மட்டும் குறிப்பாகப் பங்கெடுக்கக்…

Teesta Setalvad likens Tuticorin police firing to Jallianwala Bagh massacre The Economic Times

CHENNAI, July 13: Likening the Tuticorin police firing in which 13 people were killed to the Jallianwalah Bagh massacre, civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad has said that courts should take cognisance of such incidents on their own to ensure that they do not recur. She said the High Courts and the Supreme Court very rarely…

Information sought regarding the custody of two tribal women Live Hindustan

इलाहाबाद हाईकोर्ट ने सोनभद्र की दो आदिवासी महिलाओं को अवैध हिरासत में रखने के बारे में राज्य सरकार से नौ जुलाई तक जानकारी मांगी है। यह आदेश न्यायमूर्ति पी के एस बघेल एवं न्यायमूर्ति राजीव जोशी की खंडपीठ ने लड़कियों की तरफ से दाखिल बंदी प्रत्यक्षीकरण याचिका पर अधिवक्ता एसएफए नकवी को सुनकर दिया है।…

Allahabad HC seeks information on two missing tribal women Times of India

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court on Friday directed the UP government’s counsel to provide information with regard to alleged illegal detention of two tribal (Adivasi) women of Sonbhadra district, who have been missing and their whereabouts are not known since they were forcibly taken away by police on June 18. Hearing a habeas corpus writ petition filed…

Targeting an activist Frontline (Print Edition June 22, 2018)

There is no end in sight to the cases against human rights activist and lawyer Teesta Setalvad who has rubbed the authorities the wrong way with her fight for the victims of the Gujarat pogrom. SUCH is the success of the vilification campaign against Teesta Setalvad that even an editor known for his integrity once…

Teesta relief extended till June 13 The Telegraph

Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Monday extended the protection from arrest to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand till June 13 in a Rs 1.4-crore fund embezzlement case.   Earlier in the day, Justice A.Y. Kogje, in whose court the matter had been listed, recused himself from hearing it, saying “not before me”. The…

When The Dissenting Voice Speaks For Democracy News Central 24x7

Today, we have to accept that the wise words in Justice Chandruchud’s dissenting judgement were a minority verdict. The battle is still on. An interesting study into the way the political wind blows, especially with relation to fundamental freedoms in a democracy where we speak of elections for the people, by the people and of the…

Shekhar Gupta omits role of Hindutva forces in Bombay violence while criticising Sanju The Print

His hypocrisy has not just crept into the Indian political marketplace, but has been legitimised by policy makers and journalists. Many things went seriously wrong with India’s polity and governance during that dark winter of December 1992-January 1993, and the March 12 serial blasts, which killed close to 250 people, were the final diabolical culmination. Evil, sinister…

A Candle for Ankit ... and his lost love and a flickering secularism. A worrying silence echoes in the public sphere.

It was an act of violence and terror, albeit of a critically different kind. When 23-year-old Ankit Saxena’s throat was slit after an altercation with the family members of his childhood sweetheart a few days ago, while the usual suspects of the BJP, Manoj Tiwari, and the Bajrang Dal swung into pre-scripted, hate-driven action, a…

Gory Winter: Bombay Riots of 1992-93 Frontline

ombay in December 1992-January 93 was Hindu Rashtra in action. By TEESTA SETALVAD THE fault lines were sharp and deep in that December of 1992 when for nine days theurbs prima of India, hailed for its cosmopolitanism, saw this veneer shredded. Painfully. All of December, including the week of Christmas and New Year celebrations, public temper…

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