Who is Teesta Setalvad ? What is the relation with Gujarat riots – Biography, Age, Husband, Career

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Teesta Setalvad : The names of many characters revolve around the Gujarat riots (Godhra incident). In India, it was the biggest riot of the 2000s in the name of religion. At the same time Teesta Setalvad’s name came in public. Setalvad had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, in which he demanded strict action against the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi. But SIT Narendra Modi had absolved the charges. After that, there is an allegation against Setalvad for defaming Narendra Modi and tampering with the evidence of the Godhra incident and misusing the money received from abroad.

Who is Teesta Setalvad

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Due to these allegations, Setalvad was arrested on 25 June 2022. And the Supreme Court had granted him interim bail on 2 September. And asked to go to Gujarat High Court for regular bail. But the Gujarat High Court refused to grant him interim bail, undermining the state government and based on the police report. But on Wednesday, a three-judge bench of Justice BR Gavai, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Dipankar Dutta set aside the Gujarat High Court order and granted regular bail to Setalvad.

Activist Teesta Setalvad Biography

Teesta Setalvad is an activist. Who was born on 09 February 1962 in Mumbai Maharashtra. His early education and upbringing also took place in Mumbai. His grandfather MC Setalvad Teh, who became the first Attorney General of the country. And at that time she was also an advisor in the Government of India. Teesta’s life has been full of ups and downs, sometimes the government honored Teesta for his work. Sometimes he was arrested for his work. But she always has the courage to do her work with passion and fearlessness.

Name  Teesta Setalvad
Greand Father Name  Motilal Chimanlal Setalvad ( India first Attorney General )
Father Name  Atul Setalvad (Advocate)
Mother Name  Sita Setalvad
Husband Name Javed Anand(Minority Rights Activist)
Date Of Birth  09 February 1962
Birth Place  Mumbai Maharashtra
Profession Activist
Nationality Indian
Religion Zoroastrianism

Teesta Setalvad Education

After graduation, Teesta took admission in the University of Mumbai to study law. But leaving law in the middle, he did journalism from Elphinstone College. Later he worked in print media after making his profession.

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Teesta Setalvad Career

Teesta started working for The Indian Express after doing journalism. Teesta was introduced to communal riots in Bhiwandi in 1984, which he also covered. Later, leaving the job, she started doing journalism independently in her husband’s magazine. The magazine was closed in 2012.

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Later he started an NGO named “Citizens for Justice and Peace” along with journalists, theater personalities and people associated with the film world. And she started working actively. The NGO filed cases against the accused of Gujarat riots in different courts. The first breakthrough came in 2004 when the court overturned the recent acquittal of 21 accused, and ordered a fresh probe. Even today, Teesta Setalvad works as an active activist. In which his team supports him. Being an activist, he has also had to go to jail.

Teesta Setalvad Age

Teesta Setalvad’s date of birth is 09 February 1962. Accordingly, his age is 61 years now.

Teesta Setalvad Husband

Teesta Setalvad’s husband’s name is Javed Anand. Who was first a journalist and later became a minority rights activist.

Teesta Setalvad children

  • Gibrano
  • Tamara

Teesta Setalvad Net Worth

Teesta Total net worth of $5 million dollars.

What are the allegations against Teesta Setalvad

Teesta Setalvad has been accused of defaming the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots and tampering with the Godhra carnage evidence. And his NGO is not registered under FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) and despite that he has taken funding from America. For which Teesta and his NGO have been sued.

Teesta Setalvad News

On 1 July Gujarat High Court dismissed Teesta’s interim petition directing immediate surrender, against which he filed a petition in the Supreme Court, on charges of tampering with Gujarat riots evidence. On 20 July 2023, the Supreme Court rejected the order of the Gujarat High Court and approved his interim petition. and she was ordered not to try to influence the witnesses. She would stay away.

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