IB’s Desperate and Dirty Tricks to Scuttle the Ishrat Jahan Investigation : It Must Answer some Hard QuestionsSubmitted by admin on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:39
It is a clear indication of the desperation being felt by the IB establishment as the heat turns on its senior officers in the Ishrat Jahan probe, that they are down to doing what they do best: use pliant sections of the media to plant stories to deflect scrutiny and create a favourable public mood.
Last year, JTSA compiled and released a report documenting 16 cases where the Delhi Police, especially its Special Cell, had framed innocents as terrorists. An overwhelming number of these unfortunate men were from Kashmir. Despite the fact that we cited court judgements which reprimanded the Cell for refusing to join independent witnesses, for willfully violating established procedures, for illegally detaining accused and showing their arrests on later dates; for fabricating evidence and failing to provide an iota of evidence in support of their charges – neither the leadership of the Delhi police nor the Home Ministry felt the need for any enquiry.
Condemn the Witch-hunt of Anti-communal Activists; Citizens in Solidarity with Teesta Setalwad and CJPSubmitted by admin on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:48
We the undersigned condemn the sinister attempts to malign and hound activists engaged in ensuring justice for the victims of state sponsored violence against the minorities in Gujarat. In what has now become a pattern, powerful vested interests close to the ruling party in Gujarat, have again attacked Teesta Setalvad and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP).
The NHRC has admitted JTSA’s statement condemning the assault on Dalit College teacher by Hindutva goons in Dhule (Maharashtra) as a formal complaint and ordered an enquiry into the assault.
In a grotesque replay of every investigation that follows a bomb blast, prejudice, misinformation and media blitz rules the direction of Dilsukh Nagar bombings investigation too. The same suspects and shadowy organizations are being paraded as executors of the Hyderabad bombings.
But should we be surprised? A day after the Home Minister’s humiliating capitulation to the RSS-BJP, virtually giving them and their affiliates a clean chit, the message to the investigating agencies must have been crystal clear.
Resolutions Adopted at the Meeting on 'Capital Punishment and the State of Indian Democracy'—19th February 2013Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:49
The following Resolutions were adopted at the Meeting on 'Capital Punishment and the State of Indian Democracy'—19th February 2013
1. This House expresses its outrage at the secret hanging of Afzal Guru, and the cynical and callous denial of his right to seek judicial remedy.
Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association
13th February 2013
The Hon’ble President of India
We write to you in deep anguish, despair but in outrage as well. Afzal Guru was hanged on Saturday (9th February 2013) in secrecy. We have been told – after the hanging – that you rejected the mercy petition filed by Guru’s wife Tabassum, on 3rd February. We believe that you made a grave error in rejecting the mercy petition.