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Zakia Jafri SLP: SIT begins submissions, says extensive investigation was done Interprets SC order as direction to conduct preliminary enquiry

On November 24, Day 8 of the Zakia Jafri-CJP Special Leave Petition (SLP) hearing before the Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar, the respondent, Special Investigation Team (SIT) started with the submissions, represented by Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi. At the outset he stated that he will demonstrate that the…

Hate speech was allowed to spread with impunity: Zakia Jafri SLP High ranking officers urged action, none taken

On November 23, petitioners in the Special Leave Petition (SLP) concerning the conspiracy behind 2002 Gujarat genocide, pointed out the role played by the media in keeping up the communal tension, and the active role played by Hate Speech and Fake News in inciting violence. The Supreme Court Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari…

Zakia Jafri SLP: More skeletons tumble out of the SIT’s closet Intel provided by senior cops and wireless messages ignored

During the November 17 Supreme Court hearing of the Special Leave Petition (SLP) by Zakia Jafri and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), petitioners continued to offer more examples of evidence that was available with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the wider conspiracy behind the Gujarat carnage of 2002. This evidence could have aided…

Only SC can bring to life the cold print of the Constitution: Sibal in Zakia Jafri SLP Lack of preventive action, hurried post mortems at Godhra raised during Nov 17 hearings

November 17 marked the sixth day of the hearing in the Zakia Jafri-CJP Special leave petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar. Senior Counsel Mr. Kapil Sibal appearing for both petitioners, Zakia Jafri and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) through its secretary Teesta Setalvad, continued…

Zakia Jafri SLP: Were SIT’s acts of omission deliberate? Material indicating conspiracy presented before court

“These are ‘deliberate’ acts of omission,” argued Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal referring to the role played by the court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), while arguing for Zakia Jafri and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) in the Special Leave Petition (SLP) hearing before the Supreme Court. The bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari…

These matters should not be forgiven or forgotten: NHRC report revisited during Zakia Jafri SLP hearing SIT turned a blind eye to reports of Constitutional, statutory bodies

The hearing on November 16 in the Zakia Jafri Special Leave Petition (SLP), largely dealt with how contemporaneous evidence at the disposal of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was also ignored and overlooked leading to miscarriage of justice. Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), through its secretary Teesta Setalvad, is the second petitioner in the…

Tehelka sting tapes containing crucial evidence ignored by SIT: Zakia Jafri to SC Tapes authenticated by CBI had right-wing leaders boasting about having bombs, communal conspiracy

During the November 11 hearing of the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Zakia Jafri and CJP concerning the wider conspiracy behind the Gujarat riots of 2002, the petitioners presented before the Supreme Court substantial evidence to point out how the Special Investigation Team (SIT) ignored crucial evidence and elements that could have established conspiracy…

Zakia Jafri

Unbiased investigation is umbilical cord connecting CrPC to Article 21: Kapil Sibal in Zakia Jafri SLP  Complicity of police officers, appointment of favorable public prosecutors brought forth

On November 11, the hearing continued in the Zakia Jafri Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar. The petitioners, Zakia Jafri, the widow of slain Congress MP Ahsan Jafri, and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), are being represented by Senior Advocate Mr Kapil…

No court with a conscience would ignore such evidence: Kapil Sibal argues in Zakia Jafri SLP Key instances of SIT ignoring evidence and failing to question those responsible, were highlighted today

On November 10, the Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar continued to hear the arguments made by Senior Advocate Mr. Kapil Sibal in connection with the  Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Zakia Jafri, the widow of slain Congress MP Ahsan Jafri, and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP). In…

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