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Beautiful Damaged People A poem by Adivasi Rights Activist, Abhay Xaxa

In the following poem, Adivasi rights activist Abhay Xaxa captures the essence of age old adivasi traditions and their struggle for their rights and dignity. Among the doom and gloom they smile, Mistaken for idiots by the mad rational world.  The Adivasis, beautifully damaged people! On the treasures of iron, gold and diamond they sit,…

Justice for the Incarcerated Tribals of Jharkand PIL against fake FIRs and false cases against Adivasis

The petition filed by Stan Swamy and others, after a detailed fact finding in Jharkand seeks to enforce the fundamental right to speedy trials of the ignorant and deprived members of the indigenous / downtrodden communities from the scheduled tribes and scheduled castes and other backward classes of Jharkhand facing trials in the courts. Over…

Teesta Setalvad restarts her NGO to fight for Dalits, Kashmiri Pandits, LGBTQ community

The Mid Day November 30, 2017 Teesta Setalvad restarts her NGO to fight for Dalits, Kashmiri Pandits, LGBTQ community Nov 30, 2017, 10:12 IST | Hemal Ashar Relaunching her NGO as a full-fledged human rights and legal resources platform, Teesta Setalvad says she will now fight for Dalits, Kashmiri Pandits and the LGBTQ community Mumbai’s…

Galaxy Of Conscientious Indians List of People intervening in the Ayodhya Petition with CJP

Here is a complete list of Civil Society members who are intervening in this petition with CJP. Shyam Benegal, is a renowned and acclaimed film maker with a career spanning over 43 years. His films have revolved around public issues. His first, powerful, influential and path breaking body of work from Ankur in 1974 to Well Done Abba in…

Teesta Setalvad urges people to join CJP to fight against injustices

The Siasat Daily November 28, 2017 Teesta Setalvad urges people to join CJP to fight against injustices November 28, 2017, 1:36 PM IST Civil rights activist and journalist, Teesta Setalvad says you need to be united and informed to deal with injustices. More than that, you have to run a movement which shows the governments…

CJP to fight for all marginalised people

The Hindu November 29, 2017 CJP to fight for all marginalised people November 29, 2017 00:44 IST Harsharan Bakshi   Mumbai: Human rights platform Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) unveiled its new website on Tuesday, relaunching with a wider area of work. Till now focused on the rights of religious minorities, victims and survivors…

Gujarat Riots

15 Years of CJP A Timeline of campaigns and petitions spearheaded by us

Over the last 15 years CJP has been working tirelessly to secure justice for victims and survivors of communal violence. We have been fighting for the rights of all Indians in the courts and beyond. Here’s a quick timeline of all our big and small accomplishments so far.       [TIMELINE-23263]

“Inflection Point” in Battle against Hunger: FAO

FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told British legislators this week that the battle to end hunger is at an “inflection point” and that it is crucial to back family farmers to successfully tackle hunger. “The main cause of hunger nowadays is not the lack of food, but the lack of access to it,” he…

CJP to fight for all marginalised people

The Hindu November 29, 2017 CJP to fight for all marginalised people Mumbai: Human rights platform Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) unveiled its new website on Tuesday, relaunching with a wider area of work. Till now focused on the rights of religious minorities, victims and survivors of communal violence, it will now also fight…

UN panel asks Myanmar for report on violence against Rohingya women

The UN committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has asked Myanmar’s government to supply “an exceptional report” regarding sexual violence perpetrated by its security forces against Rohingya women and girls in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, The Indian Express reported. The panel has asked Myanmar to furnish details on women and girls who have been…

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