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100 organisations against CAA to unite under one banner – The Hindu Plan series of nationwide protests from January 3

(Joint action: (From left) Medha Patkar, Ganesh Devy, Yogendra Yadav and Kavita Krishnan at a meeting against CAA and NRC in Mumbai on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini) Nearly 100 organisations from across the country have decided to fight the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens…

NHRC Fights The Good Fight

In 2019, NHRC fights the good fight Here’s a look at the prominent human rights issues picked up by NHRC in the year gone by

Some major and critical issues picked up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) include cases of death due to cleaning of tanks, cases of sexual abuse and police inaction as also cases of custodial deaths. It is noteworthy, that the NHRC has taken so much initiative in one year. However, it is also important for…

CAA heralds ‘Hindu Rashtra’: senior lawyer – The Hindu Seminar held as part of 13th national meet of AILU

(Senior lawyer Indira Jaising with former MP P. Rajeev at the 13th national conference of the All India Lawyers’ Union in Kochi on Saturday. Activist Teesta Setalvad is seen.   | Photo Credit: KS Praveenkumar,Chief PhotoJournalist) The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is a piece of legislation that heralds the ‘Hindu Rashtra’, said senior lawyer Indira Jaising…

CJP Moves NHRC Against Police Excesses In Daryaganj
NHRC Takes Note Of Complaints

CJP in Action: NHRC takes note of complaints, issues notice to UP police chief  After receiving multiple complaints about violence against anti-CAA protesters, NHRC seeks a report from UP police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken cognizance of the many complaints received by it concerning the several human rights violations in police action undertaken during anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh. Teesta Setalvad’s complaint on behalf of Citizens for Justice and Peace was one of the complaints received and officially taken on record by…

Teesta Setalvad addresses massive crowd on CAA, NPR-NRC – The Siasat Daily "We will resist every action that seeks to tamper with our constitution"

New Delhi: CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad addressed a massive crowd in August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai on Thursday, where people had gathered to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. She spoke about the unconstitutionality of the act and the powers that be and the possible outcome of Nationwide NPR-NRC based on CJP’s extensive groundwork in the Assam…

India’s poorest citizens will bear the brunt of NPR-NRC (English) How & Why NPR-NRC is anti-poor, anti-SC/ST/OBC as well as anti-Muslim

Imagine how difficult and costly the process of proving ones citizenship will be in a country where 90% of the workforce is in the unorganised sector and millions migrate every year in search for better livelihoods. Imagine how disproportionate the burden of document searching and lining up to be enlisted will be for daily wagers.…

NRC को समझने के लिए NPR को समझना ज़रूरी है: तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ इस वीडियो को देखें

हिंदुस्तानी कौन है? ये कौन तय करता है? सुनिए तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ से की संविधान और कानून इस बारे में क्या कहते हैं। जानिए असम में क्या हुआ था। NPR NRC तक कैसे जाता है, NRC है क्या चीज़ और नागरिकता के इस बहस का आधार क्या होना चाहिए?   Related: Why the CAA must be…

NPR manual released Attempts to conflate NPR with census deliberate?

The manual giving detailed instructions to census workers as to how to collect all information for updating the National Population Register (NPR) has been released. This comes at a peculiar time given how the government appears to be backtracking on conducting a nationwide exercise along the lines of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was…

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