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Teesta Setalvad: Police arrest activist who sought accountability for Modi’s role in Gujarat riots

Indian police have arrested an activist who campaigned for decades to hold Narendra Modi accountable for his alleged role in the deadly anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat in 2002, a move that has sparked fresh fears of a crackdown against dissenters. Teesta Setalvad was arrested on Saturday by the anti-terrorism squad (ATS) of the Gujarat Police based on a complaint alleging that she “exploited” the emotions of riot victim Zakia Jafri, the wife of former member of parliament Ehsan Jafri, who was killed by a rampaging mob on the morning of 28 February 2002. Ms Setalvad, 60, now faces several charges,...
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