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CJP Statement on the Arrest of Teesta Setalvad | July 7, 2022

Friday 8 July 2022


Citizens for Justice and Peace Statement

We, the trustees of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) are dismayed and shocked by the recent FIR lodged against Teesta Setalvad and others as also her consequent arrest.

We have been part of CJP since a long time and have known Teesta even longer. We have complete confidence in her integrity and whole heartedly support the litigation concerning the Gujarat carnage of 2002 including the Zakia Jafri Case. It is totally unfortunate that the Supreme Court ignored her commitment as also the CJP’s support for a just cause and made observations which have led her to arrest.

Teesta is an activist who always believed in the rule of law and our Constitution and has boldly carried out her activities in compliance with these. Even in the past when she was hounded we have stood by her and we continue to do so today. We therefore hope and trust that she will be soon released on bail and the FIR will be withdrawn.

Cedric Prakash
Chitra Palekar
Dolphy D’Souza
Gulam M. Peshimam
Javed Anand
Raghu Nandan Maluste
Shakuntala Kulkarni
Sasikanth Senthil

For further information, write to us at info[at]

Warm regards,
Team CJP

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