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Non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits facing political and administrative isolation: KPSS Protesting group’s hunger strike completes 8 days!

The hunger strike by members of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) in Jammu and Kashmir completed eight days on Sunday, November 29. KPSS is demanding urgent relief measures for over 800 non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit families that are still living in the Valley. In a statement released on the occasion, KSS said, “Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits…

Weaver who now runs a tea shop

How this weaver was forced to run a tea shop After the lockdown, many of them are struggling to find work

CJP and our partners on ground are on a fact finding mission to bring out stories of the weaving community of Purvanchal, who have been hit by the twin blow of coronavirus lockdown and administrative apathy. In this exclusive video, we will take you through the looms and factories, of some of India’s most exquisite…

Teesta Setalvad receives honourary doctorate from UBC Doctor of Laws degree conferred for work in the field of human rights

CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad received her honourary doctorate from the University of British Columbia (UBC) on Thursday in an online ceremony. The Doctor of Laws degree was awarded to the journalist and human rights defender online, as international travel has been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Introducing Setalvad, UBC vice chancellor and Santa J.…

CJP in Action: Bringing hate-mongering news media to justice Here’s how we are taking action against TV news channels that spread hate and fake news

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has a proud history of thwarting attempts to spread hate. We work tirelessly to bring to justice news channels and media outlets that spew communal venom. To this end, we have taken action against different media houses and new agencies who we discovered were engaging in hate speech and…

Either provide relief measures or fire on us with Rafale aircrafts: Kashmiri Pandits to PM Fast-unto-death by KPSS enters day six in the Valley

On Friday, November 27, the fast-unto-death by members of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) entered its sixth day. It is noteworthy that this is the second time in two months that non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit community members have been forced to go on strike in the Valley demanding that the Union Territory administration implement various…

Is the Right to Protest in India a protected Fundamental Right? By using prohibitory tools on its people, the Government is limiting democratic practices and irrevocably diluting Article 19

The seeds of protest were sown deep during our independence struggle, making protest an important and indelible chapter in India’s history. Today, our country is witnessing an extraordinary wave of protests- by farmers, minorities, students, activists against the current regime. It must be unequivocally emphasised that the Constitution of India gives its citizens the right…

Today we Renew our Pledge to Fight for All Indians A small message from CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad on Constitution day

Since its formation in 2002, CJP’s work has expanded and multiplied while its vision has only strengthened and deepened. You will find us active in the challenging work of legal literacy: engaging with hapless and unlettered persons being rendered stateless by Foreigner’s Tribunals (Assam’s Citizenship Crisis), forest dwellers and Adivasis in protecting their land and…

Uncovering the despair of Purvanchal’s weavers CJP fact finding brings to us stories from Purvanchal's weaving industry

CJP has undertaken, in association with our partners, a fact-finding mission to get to the bottom of what ails the once-thriving weaving industry of Purvanchal. Watch this video to know what to expect out of these investigations. Our partners and advisors include Dipak Malik, Vasanthi Raman, Abdullah Ansari, Lenin Raghuvanshi, and many others. Dr Muniza…

Feel cheated and backstabbed: KPSS on day 4 of hunger strike Group demanding rights of non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits

On Wednesday, the fast-unto-death started by members of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) entered its fourth day. KPSS president Sanjay Tickoo and youth activist Sandeep Koul have been fasting since Sunday. In a statement released on the occasion, KPSS said that they “feel cheated and back stabbed by the Administration of UT for not…

खोज की प्रथम ऑनलाइन कक्षा का रोमांचक व सुखद अनुभव 20 नवंबर को विश्व बाल दिवस के अवसर पर ऑनलाइन कक्षा लेने का पहला अवसर

खोज प्रकल्प का धर्म निरपेक्ष शैक्षणिक कार्यक्रम जो अब तक अपने एक लम्बे कार्यकाल में सरकारी व गैर सरकारी स्कूलों में प्रत्यक्ष रूप में छात्रों के समक्ष जाकर कार्य करता रहा है, उसको भी इस कोरोना काल में ऑनलाइन कक्षा लेने का पहला अवसर मिला, क्योंकि स्कूल बंद हैं और स्कूलों की पढ़ाई भी ऑनलाइन…

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