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  List of Prosecution,    
  defence witnesses
  Chart for the
  identification of
  the accused
  Chart for the
  identification of
  the weapon
  List of accused  (pdf)
  Contradictory statements  
  by Zahira and family
  Zahira Speak  (pdf)
  Hostile witnesses:    (pdf)
  Criminal consequences
  Modi on NHRC, CJ  (pdf)
  Pending petition for  (pdf)
  re- investigation, transfer
  No appeals  (pdf)
 Partisan prosecutors (pdf)
 Partisan Investigation (pdf)
 Vadodara witnesses (pdf)
  Case History
 Supreme court  
(Mar 8, '06)
  Mazgaon (Mumbai)
  session court
(Full Judgement)  
 ( Feb 24, '06)
  Mazgaon (Mumbai)
  session court
 (Feb 24, '06)
  SC Judgement: transfer
  and  retrial in Mumbai
(April 12, '04)
  SC order expunging
  remarks against
  Teesta, Mihir
  Gujarat HC order
  Dec. 26, '03/Jan 12, '04
  CJP and Zahira file
  SLP in SC
(Aug. 8, '03)
  Zahira/CJP press  
  conference in Mumbai

  (July 7, '03)
  Sessions Court
  Judgement, Vadodara

  (June 27, '03)

News Letter March 2006

Crime Against

Gujarat Riots
 Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report


Crime Against

( Abridged Version)


Gujarat 2002


March 25, 2009



Shri Jai Prakash

Deputy Election Commissioner

The Election Commission

Govt. of India,

Nirvachan Bhawan,

Ashok Road, New Delhi - 110001

Date: 20.03.2009


Sub: Disenfranchisement of 20,000 Christian Tribals in the Kandhmahal District; Plea for Postponement of Elections


Dear Sir,


We the 20 member delegation of Kandhamal district, Orissa, mostly consisting of the worst victims of last Kandhamal violence, particularly the local indigenous women bring to your kind notice that we have been repeatedly affected by the violence in Kandhamal which are being purposefully organised by a politically vested section of the people since 1970 onwards time and again. Some of us have been involved in restoration of peace and normalcy in the troubled region after each violence and contributed a lot in bring in normalcy.


That the situation in Kandhamal is still critical and thousands of people are away from their native villages, leading a miserable life under a precarious condition without any livelihood support and life security. That those a very few who ventured to return back are staying either in near by towns or in sub -camps without relief and police security. Most of them are deprived of basic livelihood support and being threatened time and again by the miscreants.


That the Kandhamal district comes under Scheduled area out of the total population STs 3,36,809 (51.96%) and the SCs 1,09,506 (16.89%) and the others 2,01,886 (31.15%). The Hindu population in 5,27,757 where as the Christians 1,17,950.


That in the last violence the entire population of the district have been disturbed and mostly the total Christian population and the people from the marginalised section of the society have been highly affected. That as revealed by the Govt. records it was ascertained that 25,177 victims were in the relief camps as on 04.09.2008 and by now only 3176 people are in the Tikabali 701, G.Udayagiri 715, Raikia 1622 and 138 k.Nuagaon camps. Surprisingly there is no record about 22,001 number of victims those who took shelter in relief camps, whether they returned back to their native villages or left their villages out of fear and life insecurity. Apart from this large number of people have fled to different near by towns out of the district and state who are yet to be identified, recorded and brought back home. Their loss is yet to be assessed. There is no survey of people practically returned back to their villages, constructed their damaged houses, received compensation for their properly damaged and human loss and leading a normal life. 

It is observed that 99% victims are still not in a position to return back to their native villages, practically construct their houses under Govt. supervision and lead an usual life. Practically people are under terrible situation of life in security as the criminals are moving freely in the area. There is no sustainable livelihood arrangement for the victims particularly land, fire wood, construction materials and even water is denied to the victims.  

In this situation it is undemocratic to conduct the elections, particularly for Kandhamal district, where thousands of people are away from their native villages and under constant fear and life insecurity.


With kind regards.

(Hemant Naik) 

(Keshamatai Pradhan)                                                                                                 

Kuidina Forum for Peace and Justice 

Teesta Setalvad
Citizens for Justice and Peace 




1.Keshamati Pradhan- Petitioner and activist

2.Jubati Pradhan  Victim

3.Bhabanti Nayak - Victim and Petitioner No.2 of OHC

4. Ustakia Pradhan - Victim and Child Development Project Officer

5. Basanti Digal - Victim and activist

6Karpura Digal - Husband murdered

7 Kalpana Nayak Victim Lingaghad

8 Kumari Urmila Activist

9. Priyatama Digal - Husband murdered

10. Priyatama Nayak - Husband burnt alive

11.Nurna Digal - Victim

12. Kadamfula Nayakl- Husband murdered


1. Hemant Naik - Senior Human Rights Activist

2.Issac Digal - Co-ordinator, Victim and Activist

3. Debendra Nayak - Victim

4. Goliyat Pradhan Victim from Raikia

5. John Digal - Victim and Camp Leader ( Balliguda Borikia)

6. Naha Digal Victim from Tikkaballi area in Kandhmahal

7.Indranath Nayak Victim from Sujeli

8.Susanta Kumar Mishra - Local advocate





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