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India – Continued harassment of human rights defender Teesta Setalvad Front Line Defenders

Teesta Setalvad. Photo: Jaffar Theekkathir On 26 June 2015, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) decided to refer human rights defenders Ms Teesta Setalvad and her husband, Mr Javed Anand, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for investigation. This latest action increases the pressure on the human rights defender as she attempts to…

The state is doing its best to cripple us by freezing our accounts: Teesta Setalvad Catch News

Suhas [email protected] |30 June 2015 The allegations The Home Ministry has slapped notices on Gujarat riots activist Teesta Setalvad. It has asked the CBI to freeze her bank accounts and probe fund transfers. Govt says Teesta’s company Sabrang Communications has committed Foreign Contribution Regulation Act violations. A case of cheating has also been filed in…

Bail to Guj Riots Accused, Tough Time for Teesta: Dave Slams SC Jun 18 2015 : The Economic Times (Mumbai)

New Delhi: [email protected] Supreme Court Bar Association president Dushyant Dave on Wednesday questioned the top court’s decision to grant bail to all accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, and also former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who was convicted for the murder of 70 people during the 2002 Gujarat riots. A bench comprising Justices JS…

Supreme Court Bar to Bench: Step out in burqa to see what people think of you The Indian Express

The kind of lawyers who are being appointed as judges is a disgrace,” senior advocate Dushyant Dave, arguing for the Supreme Court Bar Association. Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: June 18, 2015 10:34 am A senior advocate arguing in favour of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Wednesday told the Supreme…

Strong and small The Indian Express

Modi is a tall leader. Then why does his government sometimes act in petty, vengeful ways? Written by Julio Ribeiro | Published on: May 27, 2015 12:00 am “Pseudo-secularism” is alive and kicking in our country. After I voiced my concern about the peaceful Christian community becoming a soft target of Hindu extremist elements, I received…

Funding has never driven our work nor will a lack of it stop it: Teesta Setalvad The Economic Times

By: Binoy Prabhakar, ET Bureau May 17, 2015, 06.29AM IST Teesta Setalvad and husband Javed Anand are activists who have been seeking justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots. Setalvad is said to be reason why the Ford Foundation, a prominent American charity, faces restrictions by the central government because it was a key…

Go beyond just the obvious Hindustan Times

The media must ensure that people in power do not get away with crimes. It has failed in the case of the Gujarat riots. You might think that enough has been written about the Teesta Setalvad case. In fact I think the opposite is true: Not enough has been written or said. That’s because this…

Bully by the horns Manorama

By Nandini Oza Story Dated: Saturday, February 21, 2015 14:41 hrs IST Activists flay the Gujarat government for trying to arrest Teesta Setalvad On February 19, the Supreme Court directed the Gujarat Police not to arrest activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, Javed Anand, in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for building a…

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