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RIGHTSCAST: Introducing CJP’s new Podcast Series Listen to the voices of everyday Indians

From Citizenship concerns in Assam, to an unequal battle for Forest Rights, from rights defenders put behind bars, to young CJP Fellows, we bring to you our new podcast series, Rightscast. Listen to these important conversations around Human Rights issues, tales of struggles to uphold India’s Constitution and the voices of everyday Indians. To Know…

Shocking provisions of the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill Here's how the draconian legislation can be misused

The Bihar Special Armed Police Bill caused a rather unprecedented uproar amongst the opposition parties in the Bihar Assembly during and after the passage of the Bill. While the opposing legislators demonstrated their resistance towards the Bill for giving unbridled powers to a police force, the police responded in a rather brutal manner, dragging opposing…

Land Claim Chitrakoot

Adivasi women file land claims under FRA, CJP and AIUFWP make history CJP stands with the Forest Dwellers and Adivasis

On March 23, the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), assisted by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), achieved a historic milestone. Watch this video to know how our teams succeeded in helping the Forest Dwelling communities to put together all documents necessary and file as many as 20 community claims by women…

How can you ever ‘resettle’ an ancient way of life? Resettlement not always constructive rehabilitation, forest dwellers face the loss of identity

CJP Fellow Mohammed Meer Hamza travels to the resettlement area of Gendikhata, in Uttarakhand, and meets a rehabilitated Van Gujjar, and learns that resettlement does not always mean constructive rehabilitation for forest dwellers, who now face the loss of identity. The rehabilitation of Uttarakhand’s Van Gujjar families from Rajaji National Park to Gendikhata, is not…

Veteran journalist Anil Dharker passes away The writer, editor and columnist, was a guiding light at CJP

Anil Dharker passed away in Mumbai on Friday at 74, following a bypass surgery. Over a career spanning five decades, Dharker was not only a prolific writer, penning memorable columns that had become mandatory weekend reads in many a household, he was also a deeply compassionate and socially conscious individual. He was a founding member…

Gujarat’s shame Frontline

Some 19 years after the Surat Police arrested 127 people under sections of the draconian UAPA, a court in the city acquits all the accused, saying that the prosecution had failed to prove the case against them. But many people see the arrests as part of a plan that set the stage for an intense…

Land Claims Chitrakoot

History created as forest land claims are filed for 8 villages in Chitrakoot Our teams have been putting together all documentation necessary to file community claims

AIUFWP and CJP make history as Forest Land Claims are filed in Chitrakoot, a forested region in UP, for eight villages. Our teams have been toiling relentlessly in Chitrakoot, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, putting together all documentation necessary to file community claims to forest land and conducting online sessions with community leaders and grassroots…

In pictures: Adivasi women file land claims under FRA in Chitrakoot AIUFWP and CJP showcase how history was made one step at a time

On March 23, the day celebrated commemorated nationwide as a tribute to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who redefined the revolutionary struggle for Indian independence, the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), assisted by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), has achieved a historic milestone. In our endeavour to support the recognition…

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