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A call to our conscience From the Secretary's Desk

It’s the calls that keep coming… from Cuffe Parade to Antop Hill, from Wadala to Worli, from Kalbadevi, Dongri and Pydhonie. First for just basic decency and dignity of living; rations, food. Then desperation to get home, with the mess ups in Shramik trains, the vulnerability to touts, arduous is a word that does not…

Migrant Diaries : A CJP special series CJP’s special series on the Covid-19 crisis through the eyes of displaced Indians

Tales of an uncertain exodus, from migrant workers who faced starvation and made impossible journeys back home. Watch CJP’s special series on the Covid-19 crisis through the eyes of displaced Indians. CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied to needy families from the North…

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Migrant Diaries: Tinku Sheikh “If not for obhab (want), why would we leave our birthplace,” asks the migrant worker from West Bengal

The heart-rending spectacle of migrant workers struggling to negotiate the Covid-19 lockdown is unfolding before us in real time. The term ‘migrant worker’ however hides behind it people who have extraordinary tales to tell – tales of daily struggles big and small, Homeric journeys, the little joys that make up life and stubborn fears that…

पर्यावरण दिवस पर सोनभद्र से सोकालो गोंड का संदेश Sokalo Gond, Leading Member of AIUFWP, on World Environment Day

जल, जंगल , ज़मीन के लिए लड़ने वाली , अखिल भारतीय वन-जन श्रमजीवी यूनियन की वरिष्ठ नेत्री सोकालो गोंड का पर्यावरण दिवस पर सोनभद्र से संदेश Related: Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana move SC demanding forest rights Sokalo: An Adivasi warrior who defends her people Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her tool, FRA activist marches on…

Parboti mourns after being released from detention camp Samayik Prasanga

I have heard the name of Bangladesh, I have never been there, but my identity in this country is Bangladeshi “They identified me as a Bangladeshi and sent me to jail. But I was born in India. My father had a small plot of land in Bijni. That’s where I was born. I have heard…

CJP helps reunite detention camp inmate with his daughters in Assam Rahman Ali was released from a detention camp after CJP’s intervention

On Tuesday June 2, Rahman Ali, a Goria Muslim man belonging to an indigenous group in Assam, was released on conditional bail from the Goalpara Detention Camp after CJP stepped in to organise sureties and complete his bail formalities. But the true reward lay in reuniting Rahman with his three daughters. 39-year-old Rahman Ali hails…

Lockdown Impact: Disrupted harvest, lost jobs, hunger in rural India Professor Vikas Rawal speaks to Teesta Setalvad on the Lockdown Impact

WATCH: In light of a study by Vikas Rawal, Manish Kumar , Ankur Verma and Jesim Pais for SSER (Society for Social and Economic Research) , highlighting how the lockdown has brought misery to India’s rural population, Teesta Setalvad speaks to Prof Vikas Rawal. PROF VIKAS RAWAL is since September 2006, Associate Professor, Centre for…

Watch: Four people released from Tezpur Detention Camp As of 31st May, 31 inmates has been released from the detention camps, with CJP's help

In yet another victory, CJP has been able to secure the release of three men and one woman from an Assam detention camp. The inmates were released on conditional bail in accordance with a Supreme Court order. Watch this video to know more about the recently released inmates and hear what CJP Team Assam has…

COVID19: Significant judgments of Indian High Courts (Part 1) A look at the high court decisions on the many issues linked to COVID19

While coronavirus has been wreaking havoc in public life, it has caused some stirs in the judiciary as well. With courts shifting to virtual hearings and taking up urgent matters only, the nation witnessed many significant judgments coming from courts, on issues relating to COVID19. For instance, issues like management of hospitals, amenities to migrants,…

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