Teesta Setalvad Testimony
As a human rights defender I continue to be being victimised by the state, both by the central government of India and the government of Gujarat, largely due to my work related to justice for the survivors of the 2002 Gujarat genocidal pogrom.
You are actually holding the system to account in a way democracy doesn’t .
Teesta Setalvad is a journalist and founder of Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP). Sabrang Trust was established after the 1992-1993 communal violence in Mumbai, and works to promote conflict resolution and support peace building. CJP was established in April 2002, in the immediate aftermath of the communal violence during the Gujarat riots, to provide legal aid to the survivors of the riots, and has been instrumental in obtaining the 117 convictions against perpetrators of the violence, among which are politicians and government officials.