(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 01, 2011
Modiís Prosecution must Begin without Delay: SAHMAT
A number of leading artists, theatre workers, intellectuals, writers and journalists, associated with the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, issued the following statement on April 26, 2011.
WE call on
Court appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) to take immediate note
consequences arising from the affidavit filed by the senior
Several of the revelations made by Bhatt suggest that the SIT has not been true to its mandate to investigate the riots impartially and effectively. We are disturbed by the allegation that the SIT tried to tutor Bhatt prior to his formal deposition and that it has tried to suppress his damaging revelations about Modiís explicit instructions that the police should allow the free expression of ďangerĒ by rioting mobs.
always been aware
of Modiís criminal culpability in the riots that swept through
We call on
the SIT to show
the necessary sensitivity and commitment to the urgency of justice for
victims of the murderous