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How India treats women in prisons NCRB report reveals overcrowding, large presence of inmates' children

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released its in its Prison Statistics Report for 2019, and it showcases the ever-worsening plight of women prisoners. As per the data, out of the 4,78,600 prisoners, 4,58,687 were male prisoners and 19,913 were female prisoners. Out of about 1,300 prisons, there are 31 women’s jails in 15 States/Union Territories…

CJP moves NBSA against Sudarshan News Files complaint against highly communal promotional trailer about 'UPSC Jihad'

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed a complaint with the  News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) in connection with a communally inflammatory promotional video for a show on the presence of minorities in public service. This complaint is against Sudarshan News, a television news channel, for a trailer of the show alleging ‘UPSC Jihad’ that…

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पितृसत्ता को चुनौती देती एक आदिवासी राजकुमारी कहती हैं कि वो एक माई (मां) हैं और धरती (जमीन) भी माई - इसमें पितृसत्ता कहां से आई?

पितृसत्ता, सिर्फ पुरुषों द्वारा महिलाओं के खिलाफ की गई यौन हिंसा भर नहीं है बल्कि एक ऐसी व्यवस्था है जो महिलाओं के जीवन के हर पहलू को नियंत्रित करती है। बचपन से लेकर बुढ़ापे तक। यहां तक कि उनकी कोख तक को नियंत्रित करती है। लेकिन पितृसत्ता का प्रभाव इतना भर नहीं है। इसमें हर…

Struggle for Forest Rights in India stretches from East to West Part-2 of CJP’s webinar reveals how grassroot activists from West Bengal to Maharashtra still struggle for Forest Rights

In the second leg, CJP and AIUFWP’s webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19, moved from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to other parts of the country. Grassroot activists from West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra joined moderator and CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad to share stories of how they continued a peaceful struggle for forest rights,…

NCRB’s Prison Statistics Report 2019 paints a bleak picture More under-trials than actual convicts behind bars!

The 25th edition of the Prison Statistics in India report released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) reveals some shocking results; most notably that the number of under-trial prisoners still considerably overshadows the number of convicts in Indian jails! According to the report, 69.05 percent of those behind bars were under-trials, while 30.11 percent…

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Frail yet fearless: Remembering Gauri Lankesh CJP presents a collection of poems by Kavitha Lankesh

On the third death anniversary of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, CJP remembers her indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to secular and democratic values. To honour her memory, we bring to you a collection of poems written by Gauri’s sister and filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh. Recalling the events of that Fateful night, CJP secretart Teesta Setalvad says, “I…

Dr. Kafeel Khan: From fighting the UP Government to fighting for public health Human Rights Defender Profile

As the Allahabad high court called Dr Kafeel Khan’s detention, under the NSA, illegal and ordered the government to free him immediately, let’s take a look at his journey from being the whistle-blower in the case of 2017 Gorakhpur deaths to his constant struggle for public healthcare. All this while battling the charges that the…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

‘Meticulous’ investigation yet little headway in Gauri Lankesh murder case 17 out of 18 accused arrested, but trial remains in limbo

Journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was snatched away from friends, family and her fellow journalists three years ago. The fearless journalist was gunned down outside her home on September 5, 2017. Her killers, all affiliated to different right wing extremist organisations, wanted to silence her for her secular views and her stand against hardline groups…

Act against Hate with CJP CJP keeps the #JungJaari to track, report and fight hate.

Support us in our battle against hate, spread anywhere in the country. 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 Kapil Mishra says ‘shoot the traitors’ at pro-CAA rally Beat up police and Trinamul: BJP’s Dilip Ghosh Case lodged…

Forest Rights and Covid-19: Through the eyes of UP and Uttarakhand grassroot activists Part-1 of CJP’s webinar reveals how authorities are abusing their power to usurp rights of forest dwellers

On August 7 and 8, 2020, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) conducted a two-day webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19. The objective of this unique initiative was to provide a platform to forest rights defenders to share how officials of the forest department, police force…

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