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Is there still Hope for the 40 lakh people excluded from NRC final draft? Claims and Objections can be filed till September 28

The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released in Assam on July 30, 2018 and a whopping 40 lakh people have been left out! But there is still hope as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reiterated that the list of names published on July 30 is only a draft and assured that adequate…

Hate Watch: Dharma Sansad spews venom against Islam Doomsday rhetoric about Islam rife at religious conclave in Haryana

A conclave of ‘sants’ gathered in Haryana for a ‘dharma sansad’ on July 21-22 where they wrote a letter in blood to the Prime Minister, proposing a whole host of measures ostensibly to protect Hindu culture. Multiple controversial matters regarding Hindus and Islam in India, were discussed at the meeting, including stringent family planning measures…

8 year old boy served Doubtful Voter notice in Assam Incompetent system or deliberate attempt at othering and exclusion?

8 year old Monuwar Hussain is a bright second standard student. He has learnt to read, write, count and can even do basic addition and subtraction. But it appears that Assam’s state machinery wants to put him on a fast track to master ‘division’. In July 2018, Monuwar found himself on a list of doubtful…

Assam Citizenship Crisis: Is Anyone Safe
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Assam remains tense a day before NRC draft comes out Heavy deployment of security forces across the state

The day before the updated draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) is expected to come out, Assam remains tense. Fearing a possible breakout of violence, security forces have been deployed across the state. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people are uncertain about what the future holds for them as they fear that their names may not…

UP Police abduct, try to intimidate student leader Pooja Shukla Hold her captive for almost five hours

On Saturday evening, CJP received word that Uttar Pradesh student leader Pooja Shukla may have been abducted. The 23 year old firebrand activist who had raised black flags against Chief Minister Adityanath in June last year, was picked up from outside a friend’s house in Lucknow at about 4:30 pm. She was released and dropped back…

Assam man forced to prove Indian citizenship four times

Assam man forced to prove Indian citizenship four times! The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Even as Assam gets ready for a draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that will be released on July 30, 2018, many people, whose cases are still pending before Foreigners’ Tribunals or the Gauhati High Court, will have to wait to have their names cleared before they can be added in the NRC. But as…

16 साल की आदिवासी लड़की मीना खलखो के हत्यारे पुलिसकर्मी आज भी मज़े से नौकरी कर रहे हैं मीना खलखो की हत्या को सात साल हो चुके हैं पर छत्तीसगढ़ में हत्याओं का सिलसिला बदस्तूर जारी है

छत्तीसगढ़ की हर आदिवासी लड़की शायद इसी डर में जीती है कि एक दिन कुछ पुलिस वाले आएंगे, उसके साथ बलात्कार करेंगे, फिर उसे गोली मार देंगे और कागज़ में लिख देंगे कि ये नक्सली थी और मुठभेड़ में मारी गई.   5 जुलाई 2011 और 6 जुलाई 2011 की दरमियानी रात छत्तीसगढ़ के बलरामपुर ज़िले में करचा…

Does India’s Far-Right Government Officially Approve of Lynching As a Political Tool? Alternet

Most of the victims are Muslim. Most Americans, one hopes, would today feel deeply ashamed and embarrassed by a dark chapter in their history. Perhaps even a white supremacist might today flinch at the mention of the word lynch. It’s what the White Man frequently did to the Black Man in “the land of the…

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