and another Indian Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu, also reached the individual final, finishing fourth and sixth eventually.
and many other concerned civil society groups also asked governments in the state and Centre to come out clean - urgently and immediately - and explain if this is indeed a democratic and constitutional method of handling a worsening crisis in a highly sensitive region.
The event was managed by a number of civil rights organisations such as Anhad
and the Jamia Teachers Solidarity Group and the like.
"Is it the choice of casting a vote every five years and changing a regime for another that does the same?" A trustee of ANHAD
, an NGO that works in defence of secularism, human rights and communal harmony, Mirza is appalled at the FIR filed against writer-activist Arundhati Roy and Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
What the party failed to notice was that the photographs were of a demonstration organised by NGO Anhad, which had been formed in response to the hate ideology professed by saffron groups during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Managing trustee of Anhad Shabnam Hashmi shot off a letter to BJP president Nitin Gadkari asking the party to apologise for the " illegal" use of the photograph and issue a clarification.
Hashmi said the photograph used by the BJP was of an Anhad demonstration organised at Jantar Mantar on July 8 against acts of violence by the security forces.
" To use our photograph in your advertisement is not only an insult to Anhad but also grossly defames our organisation because it seems to suggest that Anhad has given consent to the BJP to use the photograph.
It is only a part of a concerted targeting exercise through which social workers are being harassed all across the country," said Shabnam Hashmi, who is associated with rights group ANHAD
. She said that 13 people -- who are trade unionists, forest rights activists and ordinary workers of Gujarat -- have been earlier arrested on charges of sedition, waging war against the state, conspiracy and being supporters of banned organisations.
The panel was set up after the saffronisation of these textbooks was pointed out in a book, Rajasthan Ki Schooli Kitabon Mein Jansanhar ( Genocide in the textbooks of Rajasthan), written by Apoorvanand ad published by Anhad
, New Delhi.
Ashok Acharya, a member of the committee, said they had been told to limit their review to 12 textbooks that were mentioned in the book Rajasthan Ki Schooli Kitabon Mein Jansanhar ( Genocide in the textbooks of Rajasthan), published by Anhad