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Role of the Media: How Hate was Spread in 2002 in Gujarat Excerpts from the Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report, Crimes Against Humanity, Gujarat 2002

The following piece that first appeared in the Nov Dec 2002 edition of Communalism Combat examines the role of media in spreading hate during the Gujarat 2002 communal carnage.   The Tribunal recommends that all the recommendations made by the Editors’ Guild in its report on the Gujarat carnage be implemented. India; Rights and Wrongs the Editors…

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ पर मुक़दमों की झड़ी का ख़ुलासा Coming Soon

आखिर सरकार तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ पर इतनी मेहरबान क्यों है? क्यों करती रहती है मुक़दमों की पुष्प-वर्षा? हर अड़चनों को फलांद कर ज़किया जाफ़री के साथ तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ का सुप्रीम कोर्ट तक का सफर, केवल उड़ती ख़बर पर

Zakia Jafri Case: Bringing the High and Mighty to Justice CJP works alongside Zakia Jafri in a mammoth litigation

The Zakia Jafri case is a unique and unprecedented litigation that attempts to pin responsibility for the Gujarat 2002 carnage on the people who were in power at the time… people who failed to prevent the spread of violence, and may have done so deliberately. Often confused with the Gulberg Society case, mainly due to…

ज़किया ज़ाफ़री मामला फिर आया सुर्ख़ियों में प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

ज़किया ज़ाफरी द्वारा दायर स्पेशल लीव पिटिशन, जिसे गुजरात हाईकोर्ट ने 5 अक्टूबर 2017 को ख़ारिज कर दिया था वो मामला अब सुप्रीम कोर्ट में है, जिसकी सुनवाई सोमवार 19 नवम्बर को होगी. अपनी याचिका में ज़किया ज़ाफरी ने गुजरात दंगों में नरेन्द्र मोदी को क्लीन चिट दिए जाने का विरोध किया था. 8 दिसंबर…

Gujarat Genocide: Mystery of the ‘Clean Chit’ How powerful perpetrators and their minions launched a propaganda campaign to distort facts

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Supreme Court to investigate Gujarat 2002 violence related cases has not given a ‘Clean Chit’ to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. In both reports, first filed in May 2010 before the Supreme Court (that includes Chairman RK Raghavan’s Comments separately) and the Closure report filed…

Ask Me Anything: आपके सवाल, तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के जवाब कठिन प्रश्न, कड़ी निंदा या झूठे इलज़ाम - डट कर किया सामना

सिटीज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) की सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ ने शनिवार June 9, 2018 को स्टैंड-अप कमेडियन कुनाल कामरा से अपने काम और उनपर लगे आरोपों पर बात की. उन्होंने कुनाल को भारत में मानवाधिकार की स्थिति के बारे में भी बताया. यह हमारा पहला Ask Me Anything था, जिसमें तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ ने लोगों…

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…

Gujarat Riots

CJP fights for justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre Punctures Prevalent Culture of Impunity

For 16 long years, CJP has stood by its credo, to assist the eye-witness survivors of the genocidal carnage in Gujarat in 2002, get justice and reparation. We have battled within the Courts, stood by the Survivors in their quest for justice and achieved milestones. In the process we have also been victimised by an…

Gujarat Riots

Guj HC upholds sentences of 19 convicted in Ode Massacre 23 people had been burnt alive on March 1, 2002 in Anand District

A Division Bench of the Gujarat High Court has upheld the sentence of 19 people in the Ode Massacre. 23 people were burnt alive in the anti-Muslim violence that took place in Ode in Anand District in Gujarat. The incident took place on March 1, 2002, just two days after the Godhra train burning incident. Of the original…

Have you seen my son: Rupa Behn Mody A mother recalls the day when her son went missing during the Gujarat carnage

Azhar Mody went missing in 2002 during the Gulberg Society massacre. Today 15 years later, in an exclusive interview to Citizens for Justice and Peace, Rupa Behn Mody, Azhar’s mother, shares how she still hopes he will return to her on his birthday on October 25.   “It’s my Azhu’s birthday on the 25th. He…

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