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26 Jul, 2015

Teesta Setalvad: Activists face dark future under Modi govt – The Hindu

In an interview to The Hindu a few days ago, she said that under the Modi regime the future is dark for activists. Arguably the face of the fight for justice for the victims of the Gujarat riots in 2002, Teesta Setalvad has tirelessly fought scores of cases, provided legal aid to the survivors through her non-governmental organisations and played a role in securing conviction of 120 perpetrators. But today, she is accused of forgery and criminal breach of trust, facing multiple inquiries and six FIRs. Her organisational and personal accounts were frozen in early 2014, and a travel ban was imposed recently.

Read the rest: Teesta Setalvad speaks on allegations of forgery – The Hindu