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India: Media reports and statements in support of human rights defenders Teesta and Javed

Thursday 16 July 2015, by siawi3

July 16 2015

Compilation of

STATEMENTS IN SUPPORT of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand:

I. Statement issued by Shri K C Tyagi, Member of Parliament (JD-U and Other Senior Parliamentarians

II. Statement issued by Frontline defenders
Update: India – Premises of human rights defender raided.

III. Statement issued by Communist Party of India (Marxist)

IV. Statement issued by Citizens for Democracy
Harassment and victimzation of Teesta and Jawed by the CBI condemned.

V. Statement issued by SAHMAT
Statement on CBI Raid on Teesta Setalvad’s house and office.

VI. Statement issued by The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC)
Continued vendetta against Teesta Setalvad condemned by Indian Americans.

VII. Statement issued by Rohit Prajapati & Trupti Shah, Activists
We, the Concerned citizens and activists stand by Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand & their organisations.

VIII. Statement issued by Shabnam Hashmi, ANHAD
Prominent Artists, Intellectuals, Academicians, Activists from across India have endorsed the Statement.

IX. Statement issued by The Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR)
CPDR condemns the hounding of Teesta Setalvad & Javed Anand and demands for a CBI scrutiny of foreign funds received by VHP.

X. Statement issued by National Alliance of People’s Movements
NAPM condemns the Repeated Persecution of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand and the Abuse of Investigative Agencies by their Political Masters.

XI. Statement issued by All India Muslim Majlise E Mushawarat
Raid on Teesta Setalvad premises is a brazen misuse of state power: Mushawarat.

XII. Statement issued by Muniza Khar, Varanasi
तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के यहाँ सी बी आई द्वारा छापा डालने का महिलाओ ने किया विरोध

XIII. Protest by DYFI and others.

XIII. Statement by National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO)

NCHRO condemns the vindictive acts against Teesta, Javed & Others.

XIV. Statement by People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism (PADS)

XV. Press Release of Delhi Protest 16.7.2015


1. Target Teesta

2. CBI raid at Teesta’s house ’vindictive’, say Opposition MPs

3. Activists slam CBI action against Teesta Setalvad

4. Activists Slam CBI Action Against Teesta Setalvad

5. Probe Vyapam Instead of Harassing Teesta: CPI(M)

6. CBI raid at Teesta’s house ’vindictive’, say opposition MPs

7. CBI raid on Teesta’s publishing firm condemned

8. CBI raid at Teesta’s house ’vindictive’, say opposition MPs

9.Activists come out in support of Teesta

10. CBI raids Teesta Setalvad’s home two weeks before Gujarat high court hears case against Modi’s ’clean chit’

11. CBI raids Setalvad’s premises in FCRA case


13. Teesta Setalvad’s statement on the CBI raid: “As I write this, the search is still not concluded”

14. CBI raid at the premises of Teesta Setalvad condemned


16. तीस्ता के घर पर सीबीआई का छापा बदले की कार्रवाई : विपक्षी सांसदों ने कहा

17. तीस्‍ता को लेकर सोशल मीडिया पर छिड़ी जंग!

18. तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के समर्थन में उतरे देश भर के बुद्धिजीवी

19. तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के घर-दफ्तर पर CBI छापा

20. तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के चार ठिकानों पर CBI की छापेमारी

21. Modi’s Scandals: a Delhi Diary

22. Civil outrage in India, abroad at govt. action against Teesta Setalvad