February 19, 2015
Dear Friends, Comrades in Arms
Its been amazing, and very humbling to experience and feel heart warmed
by the groundswell of support form each and all of you in this past week
that has been one of deep and difficult trauma; a trial by fire. Our
family, close friends and most of all the CJP and Sabrang Colleagues in
Mumbai and Ahmedabad have been amazing; We could not have survived
without their long hard hours of committed, dogged support. Our team of
lawyers, each and everyone in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi dropped
everything to ensure that our personal liberties were protected.
We know that things will not end here and the Gujarat state backed by
the regime in Delhi will not stop at the efforts to cripple our
functioning. 126 persons that CJP has managed to get Convicted to Life
Imprisonment will approach higher courts and of the state under the
current regime does not press the cases and argue them strongly on
merit, the hard won convictions will turn. It is imperative therefore
that we plod on and not waver from our goal.
The entire bunch of arguments upheld by the Gujarat HC in a shocking and
painful judgement were answered by us piece by piece in the Accompanying
Synopsis and Table giving references to the High Court Record. The table
is 23 pages and when read carefully will show how each and every one of
our replies with documents given to the HC were ignored by the Judge!
Please take the time to go through this table carefully. And also
circulate this widely.
With very warm regards and deepest solidarity (and relief)