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COVID-19 and the Indian Supreme Court It is in times of crisis that the Constitution and the mechanisms to enforce it, are tested. The SC's failure is just starker amidst the current crisis.

This article is not about the efficacy of the video conferencing hearings or about how many or often judges should sit for hearings during this lockdown. It is about how, the Higher Courts and especially the Supreme Court, have dealt with the various Petitions filed concerning COVID 19 and how our Courts, especially the Supreme…

Book Review – Foot Soldier Of The Constitution: A Memoir Shrikrishna S. Kachave I Live Law, May 28, 2020

“Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A memoir” is a non-fiction authored by Teesta Setalvad, a journalist and an activist who currently manages Sabrang  India (formerly ‘Communalism Combat’) and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP). The author is known to be one of those rare people, probably feared by  the politician featured as the most influential…

CJP Assam: Distributes food and clothes to the needy on Eid CJP will continue to fight against hunger and citizenship crisis for every marginalised and needy person

On the day of Eid, at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, CJP team Assam ventured out to deliver new clothes and food, to over 200 impoverished families in Assam. Four of these families’ members were recently released from Assam’s detentions camps by CJP’s efforts. CJP also joined hands with Bijni Prayas-Oikyatan to deliver…

CJP Assam: Halima Begum released after 4 years in detention camp CJP stands with the defenceless Indians in Assam affected by the citizenship crisis.

On 22nd April, Halima Begum was released after spending almost 4 years inside an ill-kept detention camp. Now, freed from the camp, she has no place to call home. Her husband has re-married and her children lead independent lives. This forces her to depend on others for survival. Watch this video to know more. Related:…

कोरोनाच्या काळात कोट्यवधी मजुरांना अन्न पुरवठा करावाच लागेल – ज्याँ द्रेज आणि तीस्ता सेटलवाड

भारतासह संपूर्ण जग आज एका खूप मोठ्या संकटकाळातून जात आहे. जन आरोग्याशी (Public health) संबंधित या भीतीदायक संकटाचे नाव आहे COVID-19. जगभरात आज लोक या वैश्विक साथीच्या रोगापासून आपले अस्तित्व वाचवण्यासाठी धडपडत आहेत. पण अशावेळी भारतातील लोक यापेक्षा मोठ्या संकटाशी लढत आहेत. या भीषण संकट काळात देशातील खूप मोठी लोकसंख्या भूक, भोजनाचा अभाव आणि पोषणाच्या…

Can you help CJP to aid detainees who have completed their detention period in Assam? Help Us Help Assam

Detainees who have completed their stipulated detention period in Assam need help. Join CJP to help them get released & provide them financial as well as legal aid. Related: Victory! CJP helps secure release of 9 Detention Camp inmates in Assam The night Parbati came home CJP Assam: Three more inmates released from detention camps…

CJP partners with #HaqHai to reach out to migrants leaving Mumbai CJP Against COVID-19

Many migrant workers are gathering in huge numbers at bus stops, waiting to reach their state borders. Although some measures have been made for their transport, there are still many struggling to get home. CJP, in association with our partners #HaqHai, have reached out to the migrants, delivering water and essentials to those undertaking these…

Cjp wrote the song of liberation in the misty disconsolate sky of Jubeda Samayik Prasanga

    Detention camp in name only, actually it’s a jail. She has spent years and years in the same minikin cell. Life is just wailing and wailing. Suddenly one day she heard his release order. Forty-eight-year-old Jubeda Khatun spent five years in a detention camp and finally came out under the open sky. It’s…

CJP helps secure release of Bihari man dubbed Bangladeshi in Assam! Lalit Thakur had been languishing in a detention camp since October 2016

Lalit Thakur has had an eventful life. He was a barber from Bihar whose family had moved to Assam. Then he lost his home during ethnic clashes in the state. But never in his life did the 58-year-old expect to be declared a ‘foreigner’ in his own country and sent to a detention camp! After…

Assam Detention Camps: CJP helps release Lalit Thakur after long legal battle We need your support to continue helping the defenseless and marginalised Indians in Assam

After a prolonged legal battle, CJP has helped secure the release of Lalit Thakur from the Goalpara detention camp. He had been jailed in the detention camp for almost four years. Earlier efforts to bail him out failed, as bailors holding necessary documents couldn’t be found. CJP will continue helping Indians languishing in detention camps.…

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