Condemn the Arrest of Advocate Shanavas by “Hi-tech Cell”! Demand his immediate release!

The undersigned condemn in strongest terms the arrest of Advocate Shanavas, a leading human rights activist of Kerala. Advocate Shanavas, who lives and practices in Trivandrum, was arrested on 1st May 2012, and his office raided and his files seized by the Crime Branch of the state.

After extracting US apology over Shahrukh Khan, the Indian Government owes several apologies too

The Indian government has rejected the ‘mechanical apology’ being offered by the US for detaining the super star Shahrukh Khan at the airport for 90 minutes too long. The US Deputy Chief of Mission was summoned, and asked to ensure that there are institutional mechanisms in place, so that there is no repeat of such an incident.

Maharashtra ATS Displays Appalling Lack of Procedure

Investigative agencies are not inclined to paper work. Procedure is followed mostly in violation. This was proved yet again when the Maharashtra ATS served illegal summons to Taquee Ahmed, brother of Ahmed, whom the ATS alleges is involved in the 13/7 Mumbai blasts. Recall that the Maharashtra ATS had first landed in Delhi to question—or rather take Taquee for questioning to Mumbai on 18thJanuary 2012. The presence of vigilant civil rights group and media tamed the ATS and they promised to serve proper summons.

War between Special Cell and ATS Claims an Innocent

Some Questions for the Maharashtra ATS Chief

The Maharashtra ATS claims to have cracked the 13/7 blasts case. Its chief has revealed in a press conference that Indian Mujahideen was behind the Mumbai blasts. And yet, the Ministry of Home Affairs remains far from impressed—indeed, it appears rather irritated. And the press, also unusually, has been circumspect about his revelations. The ATS Chief says that he did not want to call a press conference.

Delhi Police’s Delaying Tactics to Evade Prosecution in False Frame ups

In 2005, the Delhi Police claimed that they had arrested six Kashmiri terrorists after a fierce encounter on the NH 8 (near the IGI airport). The police claimed that the arrested men were terrorists who were coming to Delhi from the Jaipur side to plant bombs at the Palam airport. They claimed to have recovered a fake army uniform, hand grenades, AK 47s and cash from the men. Earlier this year, a lower court in Dwarka acquitted all of them of every charge and instead noted that the accused were falsely framed.

Shame on G.K. Pillai: Women Demand an Apology for his Sexist Comments

Stung by the SIT report which concluded that Ishrat was executed in cold blood, former Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai—hard-pressed to defend his affidavit to the Supreme Court that Ishrat was a Lashkar operative—has stooped to now slandering the girl’s personal life suggesting that her checking into different hotels with “another man” was definitely suspicious. Perhaps, Mr. Pillai wishes us to believe that all those young women who travel and work independently are ‘suspicious’ and could have terrorist links.

JTSA Welcomes the SIT Report on Ishrat Jahan: Demands a Free and Fair Probe into Batla House ‘Encounter’

JTSA welcomes the SIT report which has concluded that the teenaged college girl Ishrat Jahan and her three companions were killed in cold blood—and were not terrorists on way to kill Narendra Modi.

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