Support pours in for Teesta, Javed

Updated - November 17, 2021 01:00 am IST

Published - July 24, 2015 12:00 am IST - Bengaluru:

Nearly 100 prominent activists and writers have contributed their names for a signature campaign demanding the end to the “political vendetta” against Gujarat-activists Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. On July 13, the Central Bureau of Investigation raided the houses of the two activists, who have been active in pursuing legal cases against the perpetrators of the 2002 Gujarat riots, on the charges of misappropriation of funds meant for riot victims. Writer Girish Karnad, actor G.K. Govind Rao, scholars and activists in the city have condemned the raids and termed them a “political vendetta.” The State has misused investigative agencies to “intimidate, terrorise and harass” the activists, a statement said.

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