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Ahmedabad: Several residents of the Gulberg Society have accused activist Teesta Setalvad of collecting donations in the name of riot victims but failing to utilise them for their benefit.

Gulberg Society was attacked by a violent mob during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat and Setalvad’s NGO has been collecting donations for the welfare of the society’s residents. 69 people including ex-Congress MP Ehsan Jafri were killed in the attack.

Twelve residents have sent a joint notice to Setalvad of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP).

The notice, which has been made public, says it has come to light through RTI queries that Setalvad has "collected huge donations from national and international organisations in the name of providing financial assistance for reconstruction of houses or developing the society into a museum".

"But despite collecting foreign donation of Rs 63 lakh in the account of CJP and Rs 88 lakh in the account of Sabrang Trust, nothing has been passed on to the members of society..." it added.


The surviving victims, in a separate letter to the city Police Commissioner, have also sought a ban on the NGO from organising annual event on February 28 as a mark of solidarity to the people who lost their lives during the 2002 riots.

"We request you to kindly provide sufficient security in our society to prevent these NGOs and outsiders from entering there to organise programmes in and around our society on February 28, so that on that day we are allowed to pay homage peacefully to our near and dear ones," the letter reads.

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), an NGO of social activist Teesta Setalvad, which is active in providing legal assistance to the victims of 2002 post-Godhra riots, organises different programmes every year at the Gulberg society to show solidarity with the families of the victims.


"From the false promises given by these NGOs during the last 10 years, it is proved beyond doubt that these NGOs and outsiders are involved in making money for themselves in the name of providing financial support to us by projecting us in poor condition," the victims alleged in the letter.
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"Every year after such functions, various schemes for rehabilitation of victims, financial support and/or support for reconstruction of houses are announced by these NGOs which are never implemented," they further alleged in the letter.

"Long back, one of these NGOs even promised to purchase all the damaged houses of our society at the current market price to convert the same into a museum. But during the last 10 years nothing happened," they alleged.

(With PTI inputs)

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Teesta Setalvad's former aide Rais Khan Pathan has filed an affidavit in the
Supreme Court alleging manipulation of evidence, which were in the form of
statements of witnesses, by her in five sensitive post-Godhra riot cases. [17]
In April 2009, the Times of India ran a story claiming that the Special
Investigation Team (SIT) setup by the Supreme Court of India to investigate
and expedite the Gujarat riot cases had submitted before the Court that
Teesta Setalvad had cooked up cases of violence to spice up the incidents.
The SIT which is headed by former CBI director, R K Raghavan has said that
false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents by
Teesta Setalvad and other NGOs.[18] The SIT charged her of “cooking up
macabre tales of killings”. [19]
The court was told that 22 witnesses, who had submitted identical affidavits
before various courts relating to riot incidents, were questioned by SIT and it
was found that the witnesses had not actually witnessed the incidents and
they were tutored and the affidavits were handed over to them by
Setalvad. [19]
The report which was brought to the notice of the bench consisting of
Justices Arijit Pasayat, P Sathasivam and Aftab Alam, noted that the much
publicised case of a pregnant Muslim woman Kausar Bano being gangraped
by a mob and foetus being removed with sharp weapons, was also fabricated,
and false. [18][20]
A day later, the Times of India published a letter from Citizens for Justice
and Peace claiming that the report in question was not SIT report but a report
by the Gujarat Government. [21] The author of the Times article responded
saying "My report was based on the SIT report and not any document
circulated by the Gujarat government, as suggested by CJP. Whether any
section of the media has the report or not is irrelevant as TOI has access to
the report. [22]
Dilip D'Souza has attempted to pick loopholes in the initial story carried by
"Times of India". D'Souza notes that in his rebuttal to the letter by Citizens
for Justice and Peace, the reporter does not even refer to the three “widely
publicised” incidents he originally claimed the SIT had found “no truth”
in. [23]
R.K.Raghavan, the chairman of the SIT criticised the report leakage, saying,
"The alleged reported leaks appear to be inspired by dubious motives. I
cannot confirm such claims. The act is highly condemnable". However, he
refused to deny or confirm the report itself. [24] The Supreme Court itself
condemned the leaking of the SIT report as a 'betrayal of trust' but did not
deny the report itself. [25]
The CBI director, who heads the SIT noted that "many incidents were cooked
up, false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents,
and false charges levelled against the then Ahmedabad police chief P C
Pandey".

Teesta Setalvad's former aide Rais Khan Pathan has filed an affidavit in the
Supreme Court alleging manipulation of evidence, which were in the form of
statements of witnesses, by her in five sensitive post-Godhra riot cases. [17]
In April 2009, the Times of India ran a story claiming that the Special
Investigation Team (SIT) setup by the Supreme Court of India to investigate
and expedite the Gujarat riot cases had submitted before the Court that
Teesta Setalvad had cooked up cases of violence to spice up the incidents.
The SIT which is headed by former CBI director, R K Raghavan has said that
false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents by
Teesta Setalvad and other NGOs.[18] The SIT charged her of “cooking up
macabre tales of killings”. [19]
The court was told that 22 witnesses, who had submitted identical affidavits
before various courts relating to riot incidents, were questioned by SIT and it
was found that the witnesses had not actually witnessed the incidents and
they were tutored and the affidavits were handed over to them by
Setalvad. [19]
The report which was brought to the notice of the bench consisting of
Justices Arijit Pasayat, P Sathasivam and Aftab Alam, noted that the much
publicised case of a pregnant Muslim woman Kausar Bano being gangraped
by a mob and foetus being removed with sharp weapons, was also fabricated,
and false. [18][20]
A day later, the Times of India published a letter from Citizens for Justice
and Peace claiming that the report in question was not SIT report but a report
by the Gujarat Government. [21] The author of the Times article responded
saying "My report was based on the SIT report and not any document
circulated by the Gujarat government, as suggested by CJP. Whether any
section of the media has the report or not is irrelevant as TOI has access to
the report. [22]
Dilip D'Souza has attempted to pick loopholes in the initial story carried by
"Times of India". D'Souza notes that in his rebuttal to the letter by Citizens
for Justice and Peace, the reporter does not even refer to the three “widely
publicised” incidents he originally claimed the SIT had found “no truth”
in. [23]
R.K.Raghavan, the chairman of the SIT criticised the report leakage, saying,
"The alleged reported leaks appear to be inspired by dubious motives. I
cannot confirm such claims. The act is highly condemnable". However, he
refused to deny or confirm the report itself. [24] The Supreme Court itself
condemned the leaking of the SIT report as a 'betrayal of trust' but did not
deny the report itself. [25]
The CBI director, who heads the SIT noted that "many incidents were cooked
up, false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents,
and false charges levelled against the then Ahmedabad police chief P C
Pandey".

Teesta Setalvad's former aide Rais Khan Pathan has filed an affidavit in the
Supreme Court alleging manipulation of evidence, which were in the form of
statements of witnesses, by her in five sensitive post-Godhra riot cases. [17]
In April 2009, the Times of India ran a story claiming that the Special
Investigation Team (SIT) setup by the Supreme Court of India to investigate
and expedite the Gujarat riot cases had submitted before the Court that
Teesta Setalvad had cooked up cases of violence to spice up the incidents.
The SIT which is headed by former CBI director, R K Raghavan has said that
false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents by
Teesta Setalvad and other NGOs.[18] The SIT charged her of “cooking up
macabre tales of killings”. [19]
The court was told that 22 witnesses, who had submitted identical affidavits
before various courts relating to riot incidents, were questioned by SIT and it
was found that the witnesses had not actually witnessed the incidents and
they were tutored and the affidavits were handed over to them by
Setalvad. [19]
The report which was brought to the notice of the bench consisting of
Justices Arijit Pasayat, P Sathasivam and Aftab Alam, noted that the much
publicised case of a pregnant Muslim woman Kausar Bano being gangraped
by a mob and foetus being removed with sharp weapons, was also fabricated,
and false. [18][20]
A day later, the Times of India published a letter from Citizens for Justice
and Peace claiming that the report in question was not SIT report but a report
by the Gujarat Government. [21] The author of the Times article responded
saying "My report was based on the SIT report and not any document
circulated by the Gujarat government, as suggested by CJP. Whether any
section of the media has the report or not is irrelevant as TOI has access to
the report. [22]
Dilip D'Souza has attempted to pick loopholes in the initial story carried by
"Times of India". D'Souza notes that in his rebuttal to the letter by Citizens
for Justice and Peace, the reporter does not even refer to the three “widely
publicised” incidents he originally claimed the SIT had found “no truth”
in. [23]
R.K.Raghavan, the chairman of the SIT criticised the report leakage, saying,
"The alleged reported leaks appear to be inspired by dubious motives. I
cannot confirm such claims. The act is highly condemnable". However, he
refused to deny or confirm the report itself. [24] The Supreme Court itself
condemned the leaking of the SIT report as a 'betrayal of trust' but did not
deny the report itself. [25]
The CBI director, who heads the SIT noted that "many incidents were cooked
up, false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents,
and false charges levelled against the then Ahmedabad police chief P C
Pandey".
 

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