Eminent Indians speak up in support of Sonal Shah: 'We are dismayed by attempts to draw Sonal Shah's name into needless controversy by questioning her ideological affiliations and to make utterly false accusations against her'
'We feel that there are far too many loose ends in the current story of the police encounter at L-18 in Jamia Nagar. We demand that a fair, impartial and independent probe into the incident be initiated at the earliest to address the raised questions
Our statement did not lend support to the CPM's actions in Nandigram or its recent economic policies in West Bengal, nor was that our intention. On the contrary, we asserted ... that we found them tragically wrong.
Response to Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn et al on Nandigram: "At this critical juncture it is crucial to articulate a Left position that is simultaneously against forcible land acquisition in Nandigram and for the right of Taslima Nasreen to live, write
The Supreme Court should order arrest of those shown confessing to having committed crimes and suspend the serving government officials pending investigation, constitute and monitor a Special Investigative Team, and move on the stayed cases.
'... as pronounced against the Mid Day journalists,' say 30 eminent citizens. "We publicly reiterate whatever has been written by Mid Day and whatever has been said and written by Campaign for Judicial Accountability."
'...of supporting the Freedom of Press which the Court has punished,' say 18 eminent personalities, protesting the Delhi High Court holding the editors, publisher and cartoonist of Mid Day guilty of contempt of Court.