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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

Minority Rights

Rights of religious, ethnic, caste, gender and sexual minorities as well as persons with disabilities.

Freedom of Expression

A healthy and vibrant democracy always respects free expression and the dignity of different belief systems, cultures and languages.

Criminal Justice Reform

CJP believes that our agencies - investigation, prosecutorial and judicial - need further democratisation to ensure both, quality and quick justice delivery.

Child Rights

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.

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Convictions in riot cases

50000

given COVID-19 hunger relief

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released from detention camps

10 Lakh+

NRC forms filled

Our Success Stories

Dipak Deb

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.

Shanti Basfore

My name is Shanti Basfore and I’m a Hindi-speaking Dalit woman from Dhubri.

I was married off when I was just a teenager and moved to my husband’s home in the neighbouring village. Little did I know that it would lead to me being marked as a “doubtful” or D-Voter.

The FT served me a notice in 2017, but I didn’t appear as I don’t understand these things.
Also, I don’t have the money to travel.

So, I was declared foreigner in an ex parte judgment and sent to the Korajhar Detention Camp.

With CJPs help, I was able to get released in June 2021.

There are many others who have suffered the way I have suffered. I am grateful to CJP and I hope you will also help many others. You have my blessings.

Sokalo Gond

My name is Sokalo Gond and I’m an Adivasi and Forest Rights defender from Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. In May 2018, my fellow activist Kismatiya Gond and I were detained illegally for voicing the grievances about police brutality against Adivasi women. I am grateful to CJP for filing a habeas corpus petition and freeing us from prison. CJP also helped another activist Nivada Rana and me move the Supreme Court to prevent the ouster of Adivasis from forest land.

Videos

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CJP’s Unwavering Journey in Assam 2023: Navigating the Citizenship Crisis Defying Challenges, Upholding Justice in Assam

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#LetMigrantsVote – Campaign to ensure migrant workers’ right to vote and make their voices count! Sign this petition for the migrant workers' of India

Pantar log ka Hatebuster: Will Muslims take over by 2050? In this episode, the myth of uncontrollable population growth of Muslims is being debunked

वर्णभेद और बापू हत्या | Caste Discrimination and Gandhi’s Assassination Celebrate Constitution Day by delving into history with Tushar Gandhi

Sparkling Traditions: A Journey through Diwali’s History The festival of Diwali transcends different cultures and religions across India

बापू के आख़िरी कुछ साल | तुषार गांधी Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar Gandhi speaks about his final years

Empowering Women in Assam: CJP Champions Against Unjust ‘Foreigner’ Labels CJP has achieved numerous victories for the marginalized women in Assam

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