Tag: Teesta Setalvad

Selective & discriminatory, CAA notification likely to be followed by NPR-NRC

Since the time that the intent of what became the CAA Amendment of 2019 was conceived and found its way into the BJP’s 2014 manifesto, its intent has been divisive and exclusionary; the threats issued time and again by the minister for home affairs that CAA 2019 would follow a “chronology” –All India NPR and NRC—made the intent worse; insecurity and social upheavals will be the result of this cynical diktat

Bilkis Bano speaks: First person account, Godhra Relief Camp, March 2002

Twenty-two years ago, almost to the day, Bilkis Bano gave an oral statement recounting the horrors of what she had been through, to Communalism Combat magazine. Given the rather glaring trajectory of the case, where despite Bilkis’ Complaint, FIR with detailed facts, recounting the incident and naming accused, the Godhra police filed a ‘closure’ report (A Summary) which was even accepted by the local court, it is crucial that we re-visit, and read, in Bilkis’ words, her tale. Following the failures of the local administration, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) provided her the legal aid to ensure she finally does find justice, and peace.

This country’s identity lies in its diversity, Muzaffarnagar 2013 violence was a blot, we need to guard against communal hatred: Yudhvir Singh, BKU

In this live interview with Teesta Setalvad, general secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Yudhvir Singh, speaks on the decade during and after the brute 2013 Muzaffarnagar 2013 violence, as the specter of violence lingers over a region, once famed for its Jat Hindu-Jat-Muslim unity.

Being a Muslim in India 2023 | Ghazala Wahab | Teesta Setalvad

CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Author, Journalist...

Attempts to control academic freedom gives rise to protest by faculty, Ashoka University and IISc an example

In Ashoka University, faculty threaten an “exodus” in solidarity with resignation by assistant professor for research paper; faculty of IISc intervene when Teesta Setalvad not allowed to give speech on harmony

Mumbai: Unprecedented Draconian Crackdown on activists, on “9th August Quit India Day!”

Freedom Fighter Dr. G G Parikh prevented from reaching the August Kranti Maidan, Tushar Gandhi, taken to Santacruz police station, Teesta Setalvad was stopped from leaving her residence!

Is anyone listening? Two creative works that transform personal tragedies into powerful political statements

This article delves into the artistic narratives of dissent and personal journeys of Mari Selvaraj's 'Maamannan' and Nisha Abdulla's 'We Push the Sky'.

Bearing Witness to Catastrophe and Collapse: The Indomitable Sheetla Singh

Sheetla Singh and Jan Morcha have, in so many ways, protected us from the all-pervasive scourge of revisionist and targeted hate.

Real History: Gandhi’s Murder, Godse & the RSS

Recently, (April 2023), the NCERT decided to make many...

Parenting in an Age of Unreason

There was a time when India’s history and social science official texts though burdened with a slew of dates and events in a top down linear narrative nevertheless celebrated the reality of the evolution of a rich and diverse civilizational ethos. Today, the corrosive power of exclusion and hate runs deep: eleven days ago, April 14, reports of a deeply-disturbing incident caused concern on social media but was met with a deafening silence by India’s political class: an 11-year-old boy was allegedly thrashed and stripped simply to pressurise him into “chanting religious slogans” in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. That is how deep of hate flows now in India’s veins

Communal harmony, Mumbai style

Drivers of all religions gather for an Iftar party organised by their union