The apex court set aside a Gujarat high court order that asked the state government to pay for the reconstruction and repair work on religious structures.
The court considered the submission of amicus curiae and senior advocate Harish Salve and SIT chief R.K. Raghavan, who is a former CBI chief, that the trial court should be granted more time as it has to examine nearly 300 witnesses.
He has been targeted by the Gujarat government ever since he presented mobile phone records of ministers, police officers and bureaucrats before the commission probing the 2002 riots.
In our contemporary age of instant polling and surfing headlines, there is a great need to be responsible about the first impression that headlines create.
Bipan Chandra’s India Since Independence made the same disappointing point Kanhaiya did, but faced much less criticism.
Journalism demands detachment and objectivity that allows for dissent, disagreement and freedom of expression. In the absence of such ethics, it clears the ground for violence and does great disservice to the democratic way of life.
Shaktiman, the mare whose leg was amputated after an assault by political activists, is a symbol of our broken republic – a permanent and searing reminder of the dark forces that now threaten to consume us and our possible futures.
There is a lot of intimidation of independent minded activists in Gujarat but they should not give up, says the priest.
In exonerating Rahul Sharma and criticising the government for wrongfully targeting the former police officer, the CAT has shone a spotlight on the state’s lack of interest in punishing the perpetrators of the 2002 riots.
What the experiences of Manto and Josh Malihabadi tell us about the dividing line between trust and belonging, intolerance and exile.
An insider’s account by Ambassador Satyabrata Pal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial visit to the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots – published by The Wire on Tuesday – has been restored to Facebook, a day after the social networking service erased the story […]
His 2003 visit to the UK was a nerve-racking and politically fraught affair, writes Satyabrata Pal, who was India’s Deputy High Commissioner in London at the time.
For the first time in a public setting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced questions Thursday on intolerance in India and the 2002 Gujarat riots, ducking the latter but insisting in clear and forthright terms that incidents of violence would not be tolerated.
The prolonged Bihar spectacle has defrocked this self-promoted messiah of techno-nationalism, a man who can effortlessly woo the CEOs and other technocrats in the Silicon Valley and still practise pre-Partition politics.
‘The BJP has supported the issue of justice to the victims of 1984 genocide for 30 years and it also used this issue as a shield for 2002 Gujarat riots’, alleges lawyer representing the victims.
Hindus should stop worrying about Muslims and start worrying about themselves, their children, their youth. They need to worry about the attempts being made to criminalise their minds and hearts.
As Principal Secretary to Narendra Modi in Gujarat, G.C. Murmu was caught on tape intimidating even senior officials from testifying against his boss
What makes the axis between the government and the RSS so problematic is not just its extra-constitutionality but the sheer incompatibility of the sangh and its ideology with a democratic, inclusive polity and society
To not have your patriotism questioned, you have to be fortunate enough to be born into the majority community.
The court made it clear that there was no threat “national security and public interest” if Setalvad and her husband remain free and also questioned the need for their custodial interrogation.
Himanshu Trivedi says he preferred to resign rather than follow instructions to act against the state’s Muslims
A tale from the Mahabharat reminds us that the battles Teesta Setalvad is fighting are not about the Gujarat riots but about Rajdharma
On July 14, 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation raided the home of anti-communalism activist Teesta Setalvad, a week after the Union Home Ministry transferred an ongoing investigation into her finances to the elite agency. The CBI filed a case against her last week for criminal conspiracy and illegally receiving foreign […]
For those of us who have grown up in the Ahmedabad before the collapse of the mills, before the advent of the nouveau riche who now guide or bully the city, Amrita Shah’s lyrical book only reflects the changing tides of the last four decades.
Juhapura is perhaps India’s only Muslim ghetto, a place where involuntary resettlement, spatial confinement and the denial of public services have produced a unique economy and culture of exclusion and disenfranchisement.