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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…

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…

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CJP meets Varanasi Police Chief over physically intimidating conduct by local cops Cops pushed around CJP team and roughed up Kashi Vidyapeeth students on Tuesday

CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad and social activist Muniza Khan met Police Commissioner of Varanasi on Wednesday and submitted a letter expressing outrage at the physically intimidating conduct of male police officers unlawfully restraining their entry into the Kashi Vidyapeeth on Tuesday. The meeting took place with prior appointment at the Kacheri office of the Commissioner.…

UP Police side with the ABVP, prevent CJP’s workshop on How to Stop Fake News Force used against students of Kashi Vidyapeeth deplorable: CJP

In yet another instance of gross intimidation, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), have threatened human rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad against conducting a workshop at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi. The workshop titled, “Mainstream journalism in the age of Social Media” was scheduled to take place at 2 pm on February…

CJP Response to Supreme Court Judgement

The Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) got a reprieve from the Supreme Court when, by a final order passed today, December 6, 2017, they have been permitted to challenge orders passed by trial court in Gujarat which had passed the order in December 2010 without hearing either CJP or Teesta Setalvad. The special leave petition…

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…

“Obvious Political Agenda” Says Teesta Setalvad Of Rejected Anticipatory Bail Application The Citizen

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, May 23, a Special Sessions Court of Ahmedabad denied the Anticipatory Bail Application (ABA) of Teesta Setalvad, the Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP) Secretary and her partner Javed Anand. “There has been relentless hounding every month, we are faced with one case or another and this is obviously got a political…

Gujarat Court Rejects Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand’s Anticipatory Bail Plea The Wire

The social activist couple now plans to approach the high court against the order in the alleged fund embezzlement case. Mumbai: A special sessions court in Ahmedabad on May 23 rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. The application was moved against their possible arrest in the…

UP cops “beat up, drag” tribal women for second time in a week for campaigning to reclaim their forest land Counterview

In a shocking incident, around 30 to 40 Uttar Pradesh’s police officers on Tuesday reportedly barged into tribal women’s homes in Lilasi Kala village of the Sonebhadra district, which has a population of 1,160, with sticks and a revolver gun, and assaulted them, did not even sparing children as young as 10-years old. One woman…

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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