Demonstrations and Fact Finding
One of the objects of Call for Justice is to promote, protect and defend human rights and freedom, establish supremacy of law, to implement vigorously the concept of "Justice to All” (i.e. victims, accused, investigating agencies, persons concerned and involved in administration of justice and all related concerns) keeping in mind the principle “hate the sin but not the sinner”.
Often it is seen that truth and facts are overlooked, especially in sensitive cases. Call for Justice has consistently taken up such sensitive cases, particularly cases having widespread societal implications, where the supremacy of law and justice may be facing threat.
Kulbhushan Jadhav's case - 2017
On 29th April 2017, Call For Justice held a protest dharna at 10 AM at Jantar Mantar the place earmarked for such protests by Government of India.
The protest was in support of Sh. Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian citizen, who has been caught illegally by Pakistan and has been falsely charged as RAW agent and alleged to be engaged in provocation of the Balochistan's freedom moment.
He is an Indian having business interest in Iran at the neighbouring border of Pakistan. Pakistan is well known for such clandestine deals in past. This time they had sentenced him with capital punishment without any fair trial. He was neither provided any counsel nor the procedures of the court proceeding were ever followed. Pakistan had violated all the human, international and diplomatic principles. Pakistan’s barbaric, terrorist, irresponsible, inhuman and criminal activities are well known to the world.
Therefore, Call For Justice decided to hold this protest. The protest was attended by Indian citizens from various walks of life. Lawyers, ex-serviceman, doctors, bankers, teachers, educationist, employees and social workers in large number. They shouted Anti-Pakistan slogans. Placards and banners were also displayed. The dharna was peaceful and lasted till 1 PM. The dharna was attended by about 500 people from different walks of life.
Police from the area of Pakistani embassy, i.e. Chanakyapuri, had come. They offered to escort five members of Call for Justice along with the memorandum of protest. At around 1 PM, the memorandum was handed over at the Pakistani embassy counter, signed by all the executive members of Call for Justice.
Political Violence of Kannur, Kerala - 2017
In 2017, political violence erupted in northern parts of Kerala. This was followed by widespread media misinformation. There were various conflicting reports, frequent deaths of innocent citizens, number of reports about incidents along with the use of dangerous weapons including bombs, the
members of the trust decided to visit the place and collect information by constituting a
committee with a request to submit a report. The Committee comprised the following:
1) Mr. Justice B C Patel, former Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High court, Delhi High
Court and Former Member of the National Human Rights Commission. New Delhi
2) Dr. Dogra T. D. Former Director All India Institute of Medical Sciences
3) Shri B.Gopa Kumar Pillai Dy. Advocate General, State of Chhattisgarh
4) Ms. PrabhaKumari, Academician in Bharuch, Gujarat
5) Shri Siddhartha Dave, Social Activist, as member secretary.
The Report was presented to the Hon'ble President of India on February 28, 2018 and to the Hon'ble Governor of Kerala on March 3, 2018.
Riots in North-East Delhi, 2020
In wake of the riots in North-East Delhi in February, 2020, Call for Justice constituted a Fact Finding Committee comprising the following eminent persons:
Justice Ambadas Joshi (Retired Judge, Bombay High Court) – Chairperson
Sh. M.L. Meena (IAS Retd.) – Member
Sh. Vivek Dubey (IPS Retd.) – Member
Dr. T.D. Dogra (Former Director AIIMS) – Member
Smt. Neera Mishra (Social Entrepreneur) – Member
Sh. Neeraj Aarora (Advocate) – Member Secretary
The Committee visited the riot affected areas on 29th February and 1st March, and examined the victims, eyewitnesses and recorded their testimonies. After an in-depth analysis of the entire ground situation, the Committee prepared its detailed report and presented it to the Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah ji on May 29, 2020.