The case led to the formation of American Citizens for Justice
," wrote Hwang in the State Bar Journal.
Community service -- American Red Cross, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, American Citizens for Justice
, Detroit Regional Chamber, New Detroit Science Center, New Detroit, International Institute, U.
However, it was Teesta Setalvad who brought together a group of eminent citizens (mainly from Mumbai) to form the Citizens for Justice
and Peace (CJP) and through this organisation, she has reached out to the victims of 2002 in several ways.
Setalvad has campaigned for victims of the riots through Sabrang and her other organisation Citizens for Justice
funds to her NGOs Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice
and Peace without necessary approval from the government authorities for making such transfers.
The step taken by the Gujarat government was vindictive and aimed to terrorise a witness like Zakia Jafri and citizens for justice
and peace case.
Civil society organisations like INSAF, People's Watch, Sabrang Trust, Citizens for Justice
and Peace, Greenpeace India among others were systematically targeted, maligned and subject to no end of harassment in this past year.
The team was led by a deputy secretary of the MHA and three assistant directors from the monitoring unit of the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act Department and they spent six full days from April 6 to April 11 examining the original accounts and records of Citizens for Justice
and Peace and Sabrang Trust run by the activists.
Meanwhile, the Citizens for Justice
and Peace (CJP) and Sabrang Trust, the two NGOs which Setalvad is involved in, issued a statement saying that they had full faith in the couple and "we stand by them during these difficult times".
The Gujarat High Court had on 12th February, denied the duo anticipatory bail in a case of alleged embezzlement relating to funds received by two trusts - Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice
and Peace (CJP) - of which Setalvad and Anand are the main officebearers.
The complaint alleged that the accused persons posted pictures and video footage of the Gulberg Society, where 69 Muslims, including Ahsan Jafri, were killed in the 2002 post- Godhra riots, on the websites of Citizens for Justice
and Peace ( CJP) and Sabrang Trust run by Setalvad and Javed to appeal for donations.
Mumbai The Citizens for Justice
and Peace (CJP), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) fighting for justice to victims of riots, has welcomed the decision of a special court to convict 23 of the 47 accused in the Ode massacre case in Anand, Gujarat.