Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) is a Human Rights movement dedicated to upholding and defending the freedom and constitutional rights of all Indians. We call our focus areas our Four Pillars
Rights of religious, ethnic, caste, gender and sexual minorities as well as persons with disabilities.
A healthy and vibrant democracy always respects free expression and the dignity of different belief systems, cultures and languages.
CJP believes that our agencies - investigation, prosecutorial and judicial - need further democratisation to ensure both, quality and quick justice delivery.
CJP works to inculcate pluralism and Constitutional values in young minds. We also work in the field of Juvenile Justice Reform and protection of children from Sexual Abuse.
My name is Dipak Deb and despite belonging to Tripura, an Indian state, I was declared foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam, and sent to the Goalpara Detention Centre in November 2016.
I fell ill shortly afterwards, and needed urgent medical attention. But shockingly, I was made to wear handcuffs during the hospital visit! It was humiliating to be treated like a common criminal!
But I truly began to fear for my life after another inmate, Subhrata De, died suddenly one day. I had spoken to him the day before and he did not appear ill.
My ailing mother feared she would die without seeing me again. CJP has given us a new lease of life by helping me get released.