- Who is Teesta Setalvad?
Indian journalist and civil rights advocate Teesta Setalvad. She serves as the secretary of the citizen for justice and peace, a group established to support the 2002 riot victims in Godhra Khand urf Gujrat.
2. What is Godhra Khand, exactly?
On the morning of February 26, 2002, a Sabarmati express arrives close to Godhra station carrying several Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya. An argument between a passenger and a vendor in the train reportedly escalates into a gang war, and as a result, the train coach where the entire Hindu pilgrimage is seated begins to burn. As a result, Gujrat is experiencing conditions similar to a civil war. However, we were unable to determine the precise cause of the train’s fire.
3. Teesta Setalvad was detained for what reason?
She was detained on suspicion of manufacturing evidence to “frame innocent people” in the Gujarat riots of 2002 case. After attempting to obtain bail for the past ten years without success, the supreme court has now granted her bail. Teesta Setalvad’s request for bail was rejected by the Ahmedabad session court on July 30, 2002. She tried again in August 2002, and this time the high court transferred the case to the supreme court for further hearing after sending a notice to the state government on the bail plea. The Gujarat High Court’s regular plea was heard by the Supreme Court in September of last year, during which time it ordered her to relinquish her passport before the trial court and grant her interim bail.
“Many innocent people died in Godhra Khand, and people like her tried to frame them so they didn’t get justice, but just because of the Modi government people like Teesta Setalvad got caught and many innocent people got justice,”