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भले ही भारत को स्वतंत्रता 1947 में मिली हो, पर हमको 1952 में मिली है: हरि जगताप A CJP exclusive interview with Haree Jagtap on the occasion of 'Vimukti Diwas'

विमुक्ति दिवस को Denotified Tribes (DNTs) या विमुक्त जनजातियों का वैधीकरण हुआ था, इस से पहले इन जनजातियों को अपराधी की श्रेणी में गिना जाता था. इस अवसर पर, महाराष्ट्र प्रान्तीय नाथपंथी डवरी गोसावी समाज के अध्यक्ष, और समुदाय के वरिष्ठ सदस्य, हरि जगताप के साथ इस विशेष वार्तालाप को देखें। वे उन कई प्रताड़ना और संघर्षों के बारे में बता रहे…

Persons deprived of liberty require specific focus: UN-IASC Guidance on prisoners and detainees amidst Covid-19

In March this year, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was getting serious, an Inter-Agency Standing Committee issued interim guidance on how people deprived of their liberty should be treated amidst growing concerns of the Coronavirus infection. The two agencies; Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), jointly…

Varanasi Church Attack Case

Kandhamal in 2020: Living with national shame of impunity in perpetuity Remembering the 2008 massacre and realising how minorities remain at peril even today

There was national shame for many of us three days before Republic Day, January 23, 1999 when pastor Graham Staines along with his two young boys were burnt alive in the eastern state of Orissa.[1] Charred beyond recognition and reduced to ashes, the three bodies lay clinging to each other in what must have been a vain…

Remembering Kandhamal We must all support a brotherhood of victims to challenge impunity and hate

Kandhamal epitomises not only targeted violence against religious and other minorities, but impunity and state acquiescence with powerful political vested interests. It deals a fatal blow to the concept of rule of law, and shakes the faith of the poor in justice.   We have called it the biggest atrocity in the Indian subcontinent on…

Will issue NRC Rejection Slips only after Covid-19 is brought under control: Hitesh Dev Sarma But NRC State Coordinator can’t commit to timelines due to the pandemic

On August 21, Hitesh Dev Sarma, the State Coordinator for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, had issued a notification directing all Deputy Commissioners and District Registrars of Citizens Registration (DRCR) to ensure laptops and internet availability for Circle Officers who are to begin the quality check of speaking orders from September 1,…

The real news behind Suresh Chavhanke’s fake news factory CJP Hate Watch special story

Sudarshan TV’s Suresh Chavhanke of the ‘UPSC jihad’ fame is a serial hate offender – peddling hate and fake news is nothing new for him. But, what many people don’t know is that Mr. Chavhanke is an accused in  multiple criminal cases. Watch this video to find out more. Related: Press Release: CJP and AIUFWP…

Covid-19 disproportionately affecting Indigenous people: UN OHCHR issues guidance on protection of Indigenous Rights during the pandemic

Indigenous communities, who often lack access to proper healthcare facilities, on account of a history of oppression and discrimination, are also suffering disproportionately due to the Covid-19 pandemic as per the United Nations. A guidance released by the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, titled Covid-19 and Indigenous People’s Rights, says, “The COVID-19 pandemic is…

Kashmiri Pandit delegation meets J&K LG LG assured that grievances will be addressed, fast-unto-death put on hold

On Thursday a delegation of non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits led by the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) met with Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to appeal to him to respond to a memorandum submitted by the group seeking urgent relief for Kashmiri Pandit families that are still living in the Valley. The memorandum had…

CJP team persists through floods and pandemic in Assam CJP Assam's fight against the citizenship crisis is going strong

Amid the devastating Assam floods and the ongoing pandemic, CJP Assam is battling it all to be beside those who are facing the citizenship crisis in Assam. Watch this video where our Assam team explains the current work that’s being done, impeccably, while standing up to all the hurdles that they are facing on the…

Jay Prakash Saav appeals for his right to vote Help CJP's campaign #LetMigrantsVote by signing our petition

Jay Prakash Saav, a migrant worker from Jharkhand, appeals to the government to facilitate measures for migrant workers to vote from their city of work. Sign the petition here. CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied to needy families from the North East CJP…

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