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Shame on G.K. Pillai: Women demand an apology for his sexist comments

Released by JAMIA TEACHERS’ SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION

24 November 2011

Stung by the SIT report which concluded that Ishrat Jahan was executed in cold blood, former Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai—hard-pressed to defend his affidavit to the Supreme Court that Ishrat was a Lashkar operative—has stooped to now slandering the girl’s personal life suggesting that her checking into different hotels with “another man” was definitely suspicious. Perhaps, Mr. Pillai wishes us to believe that all those young women who travel and work independently are ‘suspicious’ and could have terrorist links. Continue reading Shame on G.K. Pillai: Women demand an apology for his sexist comments

‘Major Embarassment for Ibobi government’: press release from the Delhi Solidarity Group

MEDIA RELEASE
24 November 2009
New Delhi

MANIPUR:
UNION HOME MINISTRY REVOKES DETENTION ORDERS ON TEN PEOPLE

MAJOR EMBARASSMENT FOR IBOBI GOVERNMENT

New Delhi: Less than a day after the release of a citizen’s report in the city on the civil unrest in Manipur, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai stated that his ministry had revoked the detention orders of ten people, including Jiten Yumnam, a well-known environmental activist. Pillai informed his ministry’s decision to Dr. K.S Subramanian, a member of the Independent Citizens’ Fact Finding Team that released the report ‘Democracy ‘Encountered’: Rights’ Violations in Manipur’ on the 23rd November at the India International Centre. The report was released by Randhir Singh, former Professor of Political Theory at Delhi University. Continue reading ‘Major Embarassment for Ibobi government’: press release from the Delhi Solidarity Group

And then Suresh Sankhyan wanted to do the post-mortem

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Aman Satya Kachroo, left-most, in his school days. Photo by Vaibhav Chhabra via Facebook

Before he died of brain haemorrhage (and not cardiac arrest as the papers incorrectly claimed), Aman Satya Kachroo wrote a note about who beat him up. In the note he named the four accused who are all now in jail. The note reads like a dying declaration and is signed by 12 witnesses. It seems unlikely that even one of the 12 witnesses will have the courage to say in court that they saw the lynching happening before their eyes. Even as they came down to Gurgaon for the cremation, they must have been getting calls from their parents, ‘Beta, just say you didn’t see anything. Why get into these court hassles and potential threats from the families of the accused?’ Continue reading And then Suresh Sankhyan wanted to do the post-mortem