Citizens for Justice and Peace

Distressed Farmers throng Delhi streets

Photo Feature: Distressed Farmers throng Delhi streets Manage to get audience with key opposition leaders

In a last ditch effort to make their voices heard, lakhs of Indian farmers have landed up in New Delhi to highlight the impact of anti-farmer agrarian policies of the government on their lives. The Kisan Mukti Morcha organised by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, an umbrella organisation over over 200 farmers welfare…

Assam NRC: CJP’s Impact on the Ground Become part of this effort NOW!

The number of CJP’s Volunteer Motivators in Assam have gone up. Our toll-free NRC helpline 1800 1020 138 is reaching those in need, however the deadline for filing forms looms close. We need your help now, more than ever:  

सत्य और न्याय के लिए हमारी जंग जारी है सचिव की कलम से

ये सफ़र तकरीबन 17 साल पहले शुरू हुआ था. सन 2002 गुजरात में जब नफ़रत की आग भड़काई गई, तो न्याय की उम्मीद लिए हम अदालत पहुंचे, और अदालत के अंदर और बाहर जिरह का सिलसिला शुरू हो गया, यही इस सफ़र की शुरुआत थी. ये अनुभव चुनौतीपूर्ण भी रहा और बेहद अनूठा भी. इसकी अंतर्दृष्टि, मानव अधिकार…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: Chargesheet names Sanatan Sanstha Momentum gathers for banning the right-wing group

In fresh developments in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed an additional chargesheet naming the hardline Hindutva group Sanatan Sanstha as the chief perpetrator in the case. Following this there has been a demand to ban the Sanatan Sanstha in Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Karnataka SIT investigating the case…

10,000 applications of NRC claims in just 40 hours in Assam

CJP Impact: 10,000 Claim forms filled in just 40 hours in Assam! Ordinary citizens respond to CJP's call for help and chip in over a 3 day holiday

After CJP called for assistance in helping people file NRC Claim forms in small and remote villages, over 200 government employees, teachers, educated youth and members of a few social organisations came forward. They took advantage of a three day holiday and joined hands with CJP to help fill out as many as 10,000 NRC…

NRC Anxiety Allegedly Leads To One More Suicide in Assam

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam! Death toll rises as state of hopelessness engulfs region

The excruciating and soul-crushing process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the long standing ‘D’ Voter vis-a-vis Foreigners Tribunal has taken not less than 35 lives until now. After Samsul Hoque of village Bagariguri under the Barpeta district took the extreme decision to take his own life on November 14, 2018, two…

Fighting the Good Fight From the Secretary's Desk

It’s been a nearly 17 year old journey. That began with a determination to negotiate our courts after the hate filled fires that lit Gujarat in 2002. The experience was both unique and challenging, its insights strengthening our resolve to use the learning to forge ahead, within the field of human rights protection, expand and…


Controversial Ayodhya Film by UP Shia Waqf Board Chief threatens Communal Harmony Communally Polarising Trailer released recently appears to have a divisive agenda

The trailer of Ram Janmbhoomi, a deeply provocative and communally polarising film, is out and it has caused an outrage! Who owns Cinecraft Productions that made the film is as pertinent a question as who funded it? Also, what is the purpose of making such a film in the first place?   Meet the Maker…

Nagrik Seva Kendras

CJP Impact: NRC Authority relaxes stand on SOPs for Claims and Objections Process Move comes day after CJP Facebook Live exposes how women and children are suffering

On November 21, CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad and our Assam Project Coordinator Zamser Ali appeared together on a Facebook Live broadcast to highlight the plight of people who were facing several challenges in filing claims to have their names included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC). A day after this, NRC State Coordinator Prateek…

Petition against Assam’s Detention Camps in SC

Petition against Assam’s Detention Camps in SC Harsh Mander moves apex court to put an end to the inhuman conditions in which 'Declared Foreigners' are lodged

Human Rights activist Harsh Mander has moved Supreme Court siting the deplorable conditions of Assam’s Detention Camps. These camps are where people who have been declared foreigners by Foreigners’ Tribunals are lodged pending deportation or bail. Presently there are six detention camps operating out of makeshift facilities in local prisons in Dhibrugarh, Jorhat, Goalpara, Silchar,…

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