PADS strongly condemns the CBI raids of 14 July 2915 at the premises of social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand, Gulam Mohammed Peshimam and office of Sabrang Communications and Publishing in Mumbai. These raids are undertaken for purely vindictive reasons given the assurances of complete cooperation and submission of thousands of pages of documents to the CBI. It is by now an open secret that activists working for justice and truth with regard to the pogrom called ‘Gujarat Riots’ have earned the hatred and animosity of the Modi government; which does not hesitate to employ official state power to indulge in a witch-hunt.|
Statement by People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism following CBI raid at Sabrang Communications and homes of its editors and publishers
On February 6, 2010, the psychology student of Allahabad University and her husband, former student leader Vishwavijay, were booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act) 2005. Seema’s friends believe she is paying the price for being a whistle-blower against the powerful sand mafia of the state. Though there have been protests and petitions against Seema’s arrest, her bail plea is pending in the Supreme Court and her case had not been listed in the High Court for over a year.
Seema is not alone. She and Vishwavijay join the long list of activists who have tried to expose the state and ended up being branded Naxals and jailed like Binayak Sen, Prashant Rahi, Praful Jha, Sudhir Dhawale and Asit Sengupta.|
The PDF version is available here: http://www.freebinayaksen.org/wp-content/2011/07/SC-SalwaJudum-Judgement.pdf 1 REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 250 OF 2007 Nandini Sundar and Ors. …Petitioners Versus State of Chattisgarh …Respondent O R D E R I We, the people as a nation, constituted ourselves as a sovereign democratic republic to [...]|
Form Kavita Srivastava: Rs 50,000- bailer bond/ Rs 50,000- personal appearance whenever called. do not leave the country without permission surrender passport From Satya Sivaraman: Will be around 6.30 or 7 by the time he comes out. Paperwork still to be finished. Waiting for release order from trial court which will then be rushed to [...]|