Dear CBI, So you have mentioned that you now think that the Civil Rights Activist Teesta Setalvad is a National Threat. I have a question to you. Are these the new 10 things that make someone a National threat in India..?
- Someone still remembers the 2002 Gujarat Pogrom
- Someone thinks as the head of state in Gujarat that time, Narendra Modi had something to do with it, (or did not do what was needed to stop it)
- Someone fights for getting the perpetrators of that vicious pogrom punished and behind bars
- Someone thinks that India under a fanatic Hindu fundamentalist leadership will spell calamity for the entire nation
- Someone thinks that being a secular is the right thing to do in the current world
- Someone talks, writes and protests against the ability and the dreaded possibility for a majority to unleash atrocities on a minority
- Someone is not ready to accept an elected leader as ‘GOD’ and ‘beyond questioning’
- Someone is becoming the voice of the voiceless and a mirror to the cowardly silent
- Someone thinks that there is hope for things to change and it is in the hands of the common man who thinks he still has a say in nation building
- And finally someone who thinks that India belongs to every Indian and not just to stupid hindutva/RSS fanatics who seem to have taken a monopoly on the ‘love for India’ slogan
Dear CBI I think you need to redefine your definition as you will find a lot of National threats if this is going to be the way you define it….
Sadly I can’t even say ‘God save India’… because only secular humanists (who will fight against the forces trying to make India a Hindu rashtra) can do something before the mad dogs make a law that they can chase every opposition that speaks against them….
It is important that the world stands with Teesta Setalvad and other civil rights activists, because if civil rights activists are targeted for what they do, there is a huge problem ahead for us… And that is not national threat, it is threat to civil rights and humanity
For those who want to know of Teesta Setalvad, you can read in wiki and here is a small excerpt from wiki
Teesta Setalvad (born 1962) is an Indian civil rights activist and journalist. She is the secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), an organisation formed for fighting for justice for the victims of communal violence in the state of Gujarat in 2002. CJP is a co-petitioner seeking criminal trial of Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat and the current Prime minister of India and 62 other politicians and government officials for complicity in the Gujarat violence of 2002 and whose names did not figure in any of the FIRs /charge sheets that formed the subject matter of the various Session Trials regarding the riots at that point of time. Four of the accused since then were charge-sheeted, of whom Dr. Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi have already been convicted