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Australia issues apology to victims of child sexual abuse

The Australian government has issued a formal apology to child sexual abuse victims after a five-year investigation found that multiple organisations, including governments, schools, churches, and charities, “for decades failed to keep children safe,” the Guardian reported. Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke in the House of Representatives on Monday, October 22, with victim, survivors, families…

Nearly 6,000 doctors call for children to be moved from Nauru detention centre

Nearly 6,000 Australian doctors have called on Australia’s government to move all children being held in the detention centre on Nauru due to “serious mental and physical health concerns,” the Guardian reported on October 15. Around 5% of all registered doctors in Australia had signed a letter being sent to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The…

More than 8,000 civilian casualties in Afghanistan in first nine months of 2018: UN

In a report released earlier this month, the United Nations said that at least 8,050 Afghan civilians were wounded or killed in the first nine months of 2018, Reuters reported. The same period in 2017 saw 8,084 casualties. According to the report from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), in 2018, deaths increased by…

असम में NRC की वजह से एक और आत्महत्या निरोद बरन दास २९वे शिकार हुए है

खारुपेटिआ गांव के जानेमाने बुद्धिजीवी, अध्यापक और वकील निरोद बरन दास ने आत्महत्या कर ली है. ऐसा माना जा रहा है की NRC के कारण नागरिकता छिन जाने के डर ने अब तक 28 लोगों की जान ली है. निरोद बरन दास २९वे शिकार हुए है. NRC प्रकरण में हो रही कुछ गलतिओं की वजह…

वन अधिकार रक्षकों के पक्ष में आया अलाहाबाद हाईकोर्ट का फ़ैसला आदेश है कि किसी दावेदार को न झेलनी पड़े परेशानी

वन अधिकार अधिनियम 2006 के तहत दावों को दर्ज करने वाले वन श्रमिकों और आदिवासियों के लिए हाईकोर्ट का ये आदेश एक बड़ी जीत की तरह है. अलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायालय ने अपने इस फैसले में न केवल वन अधिकारों को मान्यता दी है, बल्कि यह भी सुनिश्चित करने का आदेश दिया है कि दावेदारों के साथ…

भंवरी देवी जैसी निडर महिलाओं के संघर्ष की बदौलत ही हम #MeToo तक पहुच पाए हैं मानवाधिकार रक्षक का परिचय

1995 में भंवरी देवी बलात्कार के मामले में चार आरोपियों को बरी करते हुए जयपुर जिला और सत्र अदालत ने कहा था “भारतीय संस्कृति अभी इस हद तक नहीं गिरी है कि गांव का एक भोलाभाला आदमी लोक–लाज की सभी मर्यादाओं को भूलकर, किसी वहशी भेड़िए की तरह औरत पर झपट पड़ने को लालायित हो जाए.”…

Teesta Setalvad and Zamser Ali take you through CJP’s Initiatives in Assam Watch a video of our Live Facebook chat!

In this live video chat held on Facebook recently, CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad and CJP’s Assam initiative coordinator Zamser Ali discuss the various initiatives on ground as well as the challenges faced in our outreach program. If you are an Indian citizen in Assam and need any help in filing your application as a part…

Tubuki village in Kampur Tehsil of Assam’s Nagaon district

“They came late at night demanding our fingerprints”: Three Sisters of Tubuki The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Something insidious is underway in Tubuki village in Kampur Tehsil of Assam’s Nagaon district. Border Police personnel are allegedly going to people’s homes late at night demanding fingerprints! Three women from this village have alleged that officers of the Border Police came to their homes after dark, asked them to provide fingerprints and left after…

KPSS calls out Governor for “cold shoulder” over Dussehra Laments inability to hold celebrations this year

The Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) has issued a press release expressing regret at not being able to organise Dussehra celebrations this year. The KPSS also criticised the J&K Governor for giving them a “cold shoulder”. KPSS noted that since 2007, it has been organising Dussehra celebrations in the Kashmir Valley that “showcased the composite…

activists call for charges against Anand Teltumbde

Dr. Anand Teltumbde’s petition to quash criminal proceedings adjourned Petition said he was falsely implicated, arrest is stayed

Anand Teltumbde’s plea to quash and set aside criminal proceedings initiated against him allegedly in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case has been adjourned for Friday October 26. In the petition, Dr. Teltumbde has alleged that he has been “implicated in a false and fabricated case by acts of omissions, commissions and vengeance” on the part…

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