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What next for those left out of the NRC? From the Secretary's Desk

The NRC, is a process that is complex and not so easy to understand. So far, it has been unique to Assam. It was a consensual process arrived at after the tumultuous years that preceded the Assam Accord, when aggression, strife and violence marred a politics that was driven by real or imagined fears of…

CJP is committed to defending all genuine Indian citizens: Zamser Ali CJP helps people to get their names in the final NRC

On the day of publication of the final NRC, CJP’s Assam state coordinator Zamser Ali shares instances of people who were excluded and how our Volunteer Motivators as well Community Volunteers have been working around the clock across Assam to help all those who need help. CJP is humbled to discover that many individuals and…

CJP in Assam: The evolution of our campaign to avert a humanitarian crisis An account of our various initiatives to help Indians in Assam

Even before the partial draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released in Assam, CJP has had its eye on the brewing humanitarian crisis in the state. Here’s a look at our initiatives since then. In December 2017, the first partial draft of the NRC was published. This partial draft excluded over one…

Final NRC published in Assam Over 19 lakh excluded

The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in Assam at about 10 AM on Saturday August 31, 2019. This time there was a significant drop in the number of people excluded. Whereas the final draft published last year in July left out over 40 lakh people, the list published this year has brought…

CJP ने चलाया असम के भारतीय नागरिकों को कानूनी मदद देने का अभियान पैरालीगल कार्यकर्ताओं और स्थानीय और जिला स्तर के वकीलों को दी ट्रेनिंग

सिटिजन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) ने असम में भारतीय नागरिकों को अपनी नागरिकता के दावे को अच्छी तरह पेश करने की ट्रेनिंग देने के लिए हाल में एक कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया था. इस कार्यक्रम में पैरालीगल कार्यकर्ताओं और स्थानीय और जिला स्तर के वकीलों को उन कौशल और ट्रेनिंग से लैस कराया गया,…

Study finds anti-Muslim prejudices among police personnel 1 in 3 justify mob violence in cow slaughter incidents

A study by Common Cause- Centre for the study of developing societies (CSDS), Lokneeti has revealed disturbing prejudices of police personnel towards Muslims on the question of committing violence. The study has also highlighted prejudicial attitudes in the incidents of mob violence. While no statistics of actual representation of Muslims within the police force are available…

Empowering Assam: CJP’s Paralegal Training Workshop CJP in Action for Assam NRC

CJP held an in-depth 3 day paralegal training workshop for our volunteers and other interested people. The aim of the workshop was to train attendees in legal and procedural intricacies in assisting Indian Citizens defend their citizenships in Foreigners’ Tribunals. Nearly 100 participants came from across the state of Assam where practicing lawyers and legal…

Assam govt to provide free legal aid to needy people excluded from final NRC Hindu Business Line

The final list of the NRC will be published on Aug 31 (File photo)  –  RITU RAJ KONWAR RELATED NRC in Assam is India’s internal matter, says MEA S Jaishankar Assam, NRC, and the economics of migration Centre will deport illegal immigrants, says Amit Shah Centre committed to complete NRC within stipulated time: Rajnath Singh…

Paralegals trained to help NRC-excluded The Hindu

Some 100 paralegals in Assam have been trained to help defend the citizenship of people whose names will be excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is to be published on August 31. The three-day training in Guwahati to “navigate the complex issue of citizenship after the publication of the list” was organised by Citizens…

Behind Shadows Tales of Injustice from Assam's Detention camps

Assam’s Detention Camps are the dark, dank and dreary modern day purgatory like limbo lands, where those who are Declared Foreigner (DF) by Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT) are condemned to spend their time till they are able to either secure bail or have the FT judgment overturned by a higher court. However, given how most inmates…

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