By Kaumudi Kashikar-Gurjar and Jyoti Punwani Govind Pansare, an elder in Maharashtra's communist movement, ploughed a lonely furrow, doggedly campaigning against the state's imposition of tolls to recover infrastructural costs. According to his ... Mumbai Mirror, 2 months ago
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The families of the Muslim youth from Hashimpura who were shot dead 28 years ago had some committed supporters in their long struggle for justice, reports Jyoti Punwani. Photographs: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Special to Rediff.com. Image: Hazara, centre, whose son and nephew were shot dead, flanked by Hasina and Hanifa, whose husbands were shot dead by the Provincial Armed Constabulary 28 years ago. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com EARLIER IN THE SERIES: In Meerut, no cry of justice for ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Right from the beginning, the State abdicated its responsibility in fixing the blame for the Hashimpura massacres or getting justice for the victims. Jyoti Punwani and photographer Uttam Ghosh, in the third part of their series, trace the long and fruitless legal struggle waged by the victims' families for 28 years. Special to Rediff.com EARLIER IN THE SERIES: 'To wait for justice for 28 years, and to see them walk away...' In Meerut, no cry of justice for Hashimpura victims Image: Survivors ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Image: Zulfikar Nasir gives moral support to Shamim Bano, left, who is holding a photograph of her only brother, who was shot by the PAC.Zarina, right, who never speaks, with photographs of her husband and son. Both were killed 28 years ago. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It's difficult to say who suffered more these 28 years: The men who survived the PAC shooting and the assaults in jail; or the women who lost their men in these custodial killings. Jyoti Punwani and photographer ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Image: A group of Muslims in Hashimpura offer prayers. In the centre is Mohammed Naeem, one of the survivors from the 1987 massacre. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Twenty-eight years ago almost to the day, 37 unarmed Muslims were killed in cold blood, an act of wanton violence for which no one has so far been held guilty. Last week Jyoti Punwani and photographer Uttam Ghosh visited the Meerut area after the trial court recently acquitted the security personnel charged with the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
I strayed from the world of social activism to journalism in late 1981 when the colourful Russy Karanjia offered me a job in his recently launched tabloid morninger, The Daily . Four years later, Vinod Mehta invited me to join The Sunday Observer .Outlook India, 1 month ago
Sumit Galhotra/CPJ Asia Program Research Associate Mumbai may be 7,000km from Paris but the debate on freedom of expression sparked by coverage of the January 7 attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is close to home for large parts of ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
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