Countercurrents.org Text of open letter to Gujarat Government and to public The undersigned civil society organizations and concerned citizens have taken serious note of a news report (IE May 11, 2015) about the intimidation of a retired judge, Ms ... Counter Currents, 2 weeks ago
The uncle versus nephew fight for the spiritual leadership of the Dawoodi Bohras enters the court-room, spilling family secrets and exposing the divide in the community. Jyoti Punwani reports. Jealousy and intrigue, attacks and assassination attempts -- the closed and highly exclusive world of the powerful ruling priestly family of the Dawoodi Bohras lay exposed on Tuesday in a Mumbai courtroom, reminding one of the intrigues of the Mughal empire. The Bombay high court’s majestic ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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, 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
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