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Proto-fascism and State impunity in Majoritarian India: An Interview with Teesta Setalvad Jindal Global Law Review

This interview with Teesta Setalvad was conducted in the wake of the February 2020 anti-Muslim violence in North East Delhi. Drawing on her vast experience as a human rights activist, journalist, and peace educator, Setalvad’s responses map the continuum — across years, anti-minority pogroms and ruling parties with divergent ideologies — of the cultures of hate,…

Runaway youth declared ‘foreigner’ in Assam Found four years later in a detention camp!

A few years ago, when he was just a teenager, Amit, son of Arabinda Basu, fell into some bad company and took to alcohol. This enraged his father and one day when Arabainda caught Amit red-handed, the father beat up the son. This caused Amit to run away from home. It was only recently discovered…

How CJP helped 33 people walk out of Assam’s Detention Camps The Arduous task of getting inmates out of Detention Camps

So far, CJP has been able to secure the release of 33 inmates from 4 detention camps in Assam on conditional bail. This was in line with two judgments of the Supreme Court. In order to accomplish this task, CJP followed all legal and bureaucratic processes and procedures. In this video, we will take you…

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Monitoring the condition of Indian prisons Who does it, and with what degree of transparency and accountability

To improve prison conditions does not mean that prison life should be made soft; it means that it should be made human and sensible.” – Jawaharlal Nehru in India and the World Prisons are those public institutions that are fundamentally the least public in nature. What happens within the high walls of a prison, remains…

Hate Watch: Zakir Naik’s unchecked bigotry promotes religious discord CJP Hate Watch

Reaching a massive audience of over 20 million followers worldwide, religious televangelist Zakir Naik’s hateful utterances continue to pose a threat to the ideals of secularism and plurality of our Constitution. Related: Press Release: CJP and AIUFWP condemn armed attacks on peaceful protesters  Videos of hate speech by Kapil Mishra played before Delhi HC  BJP’s…

प्रवासी श्रमिकों के मताधिकार के लिए CJP का अभियान Our #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

लॉकडाउन के साथ ही पहली बार, भारत की नज़र “प्रवासी मजदूरों” और उनकी दुर्दशा पर पड़ी, ऐसी संकट की स्थिति अचानक हुए लॉकडाउन के कारण पैदा हुई थी। इसीलिए सिटिज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) तथा अन्य कई संगठन, जैसे, लोक शक्ति अभियान, बंगला संस्कृती मंच, अखिल भारतीय वन जन श्रमजीवी यूनियन (AIUFWP) और भारतीय नागरिक अधिकार सुरक्षा मंच ने…

পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকের ভোটের অধিকারের জন্য সিজেপির অভিযান Our #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

লকডাউনের পরে, ভারতে প্রথমবার পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকদের এবং ওঁদের সংগ্রামের প্রতি আলোকপাত করা হচ্ছে। তাই CJP এবং অন্য কিছু সংগঠন একত্রিত হয়ে ভারতের ইলেকশন কমিশনের কাছে স্মারকলিপি পাঠিয়ে ওদের ডাক ব্যালটের মারফত ভোট দেওয়ার অধিকারের প্রতি সরব হয়েছে। CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied…

CJP helps Assam man walk free after 12 years behind bars! Jabed Ali served two consecutive sentences; 10-years for an unrelated matter and 2 years in detention camp

67-year old Jabed Ali walked out of the Kokrajhar Detention Camp in Assam on July 22, 2020, after spending a total of over 12 years in captivity. He is the 33rd person to be released from a detention camp due to CJP’s efforts. This is his story. Jabed Ali, a daily-wage labourer, hails from Nilibari village that falls under the…

Did the Supreme Court use its judicial power enough to prevent the major crises during lockdown? Prominent advocates discuss lockdown and the role of Supreme Court of India

In this video, prominent advocates and lawyers try to find out the various ways in which the Supreme Court could have used its power of judicial review and dealt with the major crises of migrant workers, food and employment during the country-wide lockdown. Speakers include: Mihir Desai, Senior Advocate; Clifton D’ Rozario, Advocate (Manthan Law);…

CJP-AIUFWP move NCW against sexual assault and abuse of Van Gujjar women The women were brutally beaten up in broad daylight and were subjected to gendered violence in custody

After having registered its complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) along with All India Union for Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have now approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) against police personnel and forest officials of Rajaji National Park, Dehradun. The petition to NHRC was regarding the human rights…

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