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Best Bakery case news archive


(See below for media coverage of the press conference. And Updates on the case. Should you experience any difficulty accessing the report provided below with the links to the concerned websites, please click here)


Gujarat asked to appeal Best acquittals (Feb. 2, 2004)


Zahira Shaikh reaction on SC hearing  (Sept. 12, 2003)


SC issues notice to Gujarat govt in Best Bakery case (Rediff.com) 08/08/2003

CJP and Zahira Shaikh file SLP in Supreme Court  08/08/2003

NHRC Press Release 31/07/2003
NHRC decides to move the Supreme Court in Best Bakery case Transfer application also moved in respect of 4 other serious cases

WEBSITES/PRINT MEDIA  (English) ---------------


Asian Age
Witness Zahira: Hold trial outside Gujarat

Dough bakes fresh bread

Only one witness meets NHRC team

The battle begins (Editorial)


Bombay Times

Dharker's Dilemma/Getting away with murder


Deccan Herald 

Bakery caseís witness alleges intimidation`

NHRCís Vadodara mission: case of storm in a teacup

Justice on trial (Editorial)

Economic Times 
Justice emaciated by perjury (Opinion: SWAMINATHAN S ANKLESARIA AIYAR)
Fear is the key (EDITORIAL)
POLITALK/ The mirror in Best Bakery (Opinion: NARENDAR PANI)
PEOPLE POWER / Who bothers about perjury? (Opinion: JAYAPRAKASH NARAYAN)

Hindustan Times 

Best Bakery witness for retrial, in Mumbai

NHRC team combs Vadodara: Conducts probe minus accused and bakery witnesses

Mission, not impossible  (Opinion: Vishal Arora)

Brave girl of Best Bakery (Letters to Editor)

Bad dough rising  (Opinino: Prem Shankar Jha)


India Today

Wanted Justice  


Mid Day 

Best Bakery victim in city for justice (Special Report: Teesta Setalvad)


New York Times

World Briefing: Asia: India: Muslim Reports Threats


Inside A Perfect Unjust World

'They Said They'll Kill Me'

In Search Of The Escape Clause

'What I Said In Court Was False'

'Re-open The Case'


Rediff on Net 

Zehraunissa wants Best Bakery case reopened in Mumbai

How to lose the war on terror (Opinion: Dilip D'Souza)

Zaheera seeks NHRC help to reopen Best Bakery case


Sahara Samay 

Best Bakery Witness Demands Retrial; NHRC Team Reaches Vadodara


Times of India 

Best Bakery complainant breaks silence

NHRC scans papers, assures report in a week

Best Bakery carnage: An overview

Foul Play (Editorial)

Bakery case retrial outside Gujarat difficult: Experts

Amnesty slams acquittal of 21 accused

Retrial outside Gujarat a tall order: Experts

There can't be separate judicial processes: Togadia


The Week

Half-baked truths


The Hindu

What I said in court wasn't true: witness

NHRC team report on Best Bakery case in a week

Reopen the bakery case (Editorial)

Criminal justice reviewed  (Opinion:  K.N. Bhat)



The Indian Express


The volley of fear (Editorial)

Now daughter breaks the Ďfearfulí silence

Look who new Gujarat govt lawyer is

NHRC must be pro-active in Gujarat (Opinion: H. S. Phoolka )

NHRC team came, didnít see, didnít do anything

Best case: Towards a better verdict (Opinion: N K Singh )



The Telegraph 

Massacre witness in retrial cry- Zahira says she turned hostile

under BJP leaderís pressure

Zahira behind secrecy shroud

Massacre fury singes rights panel

Ghost of Godhra again


The Statesman 

Best Bakery case


Washington Post 
Justice Elusive For Indians in Sectarian Strife -
Muslim Witness Cites Hindu Threats


Zee News 
Best Bakery case witness says BJP MLA threatened her  


NHRC (Website)
NHRC Press Release:
Interim Directions On Gujarat



PRINT MEDIA  (Marathi) ---------------


Loksatta (pdf format) Maratthi

Gujaratmadhe paye na thevnachi zahirachi pratigya

Nyayachich Holi (Editorial)


Apla Mahanagar (pdf format) Maratthi

Zahirachi kabuli


Maharashtra Times (pdf format) Maratthi

Best Bakery khatla shakshipuravasah navyane mumbait chalwawa

Zahiracha Akrosh (Editorial)


Saamna (pdf format) Marathi

Best Bakery chaya choksi sathi manvi hakk ayog Gujaratmadhe



PRINT MEDIA  (Hindi) ---------------


Hamara Mahanagar (pdf format)

Best Bakery ke gawahon ka hoga Mumbai mai visthapan


Navbharat Times (pdf format)

Gawah Mumbai ki adalat mai chalana chahte hai mukaddama



PRINT MEDIA  (Urdu) ---------------


Urdu Times, Mumbai (pdf format)

Katl ke dhamki dekara jhoota bayan dene per majboor kiya






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