Ekta Manch Appeal
for financial support for legal aid
to the victims of Gujarat carnage
The genocide in Gujarat goes on unabated. The state machinery
has become the agent of crime. The victims are not willing
to go to the civil or police administration for redressal.
Yet all the brutality, violence, murder and destruction need
to be recorded and cases to be framed and fought. From the
data collected so far over 100 cases can be presented and
argued as blatantly violent crimes committed against the members
of the minority community. Not only these cases would stand
the test of judicial procedures but would also provide justice
to the victims and would lead to the penalization of the perpetrators
of crime. These 100 cases could be further sub-divided into
a. 20 major cases. By major cases what
is meant is that they are gruesome in method and content where
more than 50 people were massacred mercilessly. This also
would include mass rape of women.
b. 10 large cases. These cases are equally
gruesome in nature but where killing has been less than 50.
Here individual rape cases will be included.
c. 70 minor cases. These cases include
d. Several more cases that we are fully
aware need vigorous investigation. Paralegal aid is needed
to pursue these cases. For example to investigate the gaps
between the lists of dead and missing persons or cases of
sexual violence in remote areas. Cases / PILs with regard
to destruction of places of worship (eg. Masjids & Dargahs),
cultural places (eg. Darga of Wali Gujarati), are to be prepared.
All these cases have to be prepared, presented
and argued in the following manner:
a. About 5 full time lawyers are to be
engaged to take care of the major cases. Thus each lawyer
will have only 4 cases to see them through to their logical
b. About 5 trial lawyers are to be engaged
to deal with the cases on the day to day basis,
c. 20 para-legal experts are to be engaged
to deal with all the cases, prepare the cases, present them
to the lawyers, follow them up in the court etc.
1. Preparation of 100 cases 100 pages per case @ Rs. 25/-
2. Payment to 5 full time lawyers @ Rs.
10,000/- for 18 months Rs.9,00,000.00
3. Payment to 5 trial lawyers @ Rs. 10,000/- for 12 months
4. Payment to 20 paralegal aids @ Rs. 4,000/- for 12 months
5. Travel expenses of senior lawyers and para legal personnel
6. Research study about the cases to support the argument
7. Capital cost like computer, stationary, photocopying, telephone
8. Administrative and coordinating cost Rs.2,00, 000.00
Total Rs. 37,10,000.00 [Total estimated
expense is approximately Rupees Thirty Seven Lakhs] This is
only an estimate.
Legal activities will be coordinated in
Ahmedabad, Delhi and Mumbai, since many groups are supporting
this effort in different ways.
Information regarding cheques: All cheques
should have the name and address of the sender, and the purpose
(legal support in this case) at the back of the cheque. All
donations are exempt from income tax under section 12 A &
80 G of the Income Tax Act. Cheques are to be made in the
name of one of the following:
25, (First Floor) Navjeevan Vihar New Delhi 110017
Phone : 011- 6561743/ 4625015
Registration # S - 1399/92 Indian Bank SB AC # 23513
Foreign cheques are only to be sent
to St. Xaviers Social Service Society (details given below)
which is registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation
St. Xaviers Social Service Society (SXSSS)
P.O box 4088
Near Kamnath Mahadev Mandir
Opposite to St. Xavier´s Loyola High School
Memnagar, Navrangpura-380 009 Ahmedabad, Gujerat
Phone: 079- 7911181
SWIFT NUMBER SBININMBBA204 (State Bank of India,
Main Branch(0301), Bhadra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat)
The Legal aid cell of Aman Ekta Manch
has also decided to collect financial support to take care
of the Supreme Court cases in Delhi. Cheques for this
purpose should be made out in the name of Samarthan Trust.
Please indicate the purpose at the back of the cheque.
-Delhi- Ph- 011- 4622379 /4625015
-Mumbai- Ph- 022- 6180394 email : firstname.lastname@example.org
-Ahmedabad- Ph 079- 6752239 / 9824093673 (Mobile)