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Compensation to  Gujarat Riot Victims

 

Public Meeting

Fatwa on Terrorism issued by Mufti Fuzail-ur-Rahman Hilal Usmani
(Pronounced in person at a Public Meeting, “Citizens Against Terror”, organized by Citizens for Justice and Peace, Muslims for Secular Democracy and others in Mumbai on July 27, 2006).

Text of Fatwa: Hindi | Urdu | Marathi | Gujarati

Message from Sajjadanashin Of
Hazrat Khwaja Saheb,
Ajmer Shari
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Press Coverage of Meeting

Statement of Condemnation
(Mumbai Blast)

 

SC judgment
Re-trial of Best Bakery Case
outside Gujarat

(April 12, 2004)

Media Archive

Dateline

Backgrounders

  List of Prosecution,    
  defence witnesses
(pdf)
  Chart for the
  identification of
  the accused
(pdf)
  Chart for the
  identification of
  the weapon
 (pdf)
  List of accused  (pdf)
  Contradictory statements  
  by Zahira and family
(pdf)
  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  
  judgement
(Mar 8, '06)
  Mazgaon (Mumbai)
  session court
 
  judgement
 
(Full Judgement)  
 ( Feb 24, '06)
  Mazgaon (Mumbai)
  session court
 
  judgement
 (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
Humanity

Gujarat Riots
 Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report

 

Crime Against
Humanity

( Abridged Version)

 

Genocide:
Gujarat 2002

 

MEMORANDUM

TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

4 JANUARY 2011

 

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY’S CONCERN AT TARGETING OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS BINAYAK SEN, TEESTA SETALVAD, AND OTHERS

 

HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM OF FAITH UNDERPIN INDIA’S SECULAR DEMOCRACY

 

 

To

Hon’ble the Prime Minister of India and the Chief Justice of India

New Delhi

 

Excellencies

 

New Year Greetings from the small Christian community of India, especially those of us living in the national capital. We wish you, and our beloved motherland, a future of great peace and harmony to compliment its economic growth. Both are essential to ensure human dignity and a life of security for our fellow citizens, specially the marginalised and the religious minorities.

 

Two thousand years ago, as He came into Jerusalem to a tumultuous welcome by the poor, Jesus said “I tell you, if I told these people to be quiet, and they were silent, the very stones would shout out! Jesus’ call for human equality as children of the one God and for their rights – and the mass support that he elicited in his short life -- was seen as a threat not only to the delicate arrangement between the Jewish officials and the Roman Empire, but  potentially a threat to Rome itself.

 

Today the largest democracy in the world is faced with similar situations. It is in deep distress and anguish that we point out to you that  Human rights defenders are being targeted, and silenced, by all sorts of forces – from sections of the judiciary, administration and police on the one hand to political extremists on the other hand.

 

Small and perhaps powerless we may be, but as a community and as people committed to peace with justice, we cannot remain as silent spectators to such erosion of truth and injustice. We are in fact in duty bound to speak out, for these elements of civil society, and these few brave men and women were the ones who spoke for us and shared our tears when we were persecuted and attacked in recent years.

 

It should be cause of concern to the emerging superpower that it has not been able to build up a sufficiently strong civil society and civil liberty mass movements to match the economic growth. These are required to monitor fault lines and lacunae in the administration of justice. A few daring individuals such as Binayak Sen and Teesta Setalvad— at great risk to their own lives — and a handful of human rights groups have kept alive the spirit of the Constitution and taken up the cause of the common people  victimized by extremist groups or a power-crazed governance system.

 

We call upon you, as heads of the Administration and the Judiciary to see that this haunting of these two activists ends forthwith. The sentencing of Sen to a life term must be reviewed and the police case against Ms Setalvad rescinded.

 

We take this opportunity to also call upon the government to bring forth legislation to ensure the security and freedom of Human Rights and Rights to Information Activists across the country, and to also urgently enact legislation to prevent Communal violence, the bane of our society. We would be failing in our duty to a majority of our brethren if we do not also take this opportunity to remind both of you of the demand of Dalit Christians for the restoration of their Constitutional rights.

 

With warm regards

 

Delhi’s Christian Community, here represented by

 
Dr John Dayal, Member, national Integratiopn Council
Fr Dominic Emmanuel, svd, spokesman, Delhi Catholic Archdiocese
Sr Mary Scaria, scjm, Advocate Suprme court of Inda
Mr S Chinappa, President, Federation of catholic Associations, Delhi
Adv P I Jose
Advocate Tehmina Ram Arora, Evangelical Fellowship of India
Rev Madhu Chandra, all idia christian council
Natiponal Council of Churches
United Christian Action

 


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