03, Sep 2019 | CJP Team
As the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in Assam, CJP volunteer motivators and community volunteers spread out across the state to help people determine if they had made it to the coveted list. We not only guided people to Nagrik Seva Kendras (NSK), but also set up makeshift facilities to check the final NRC online in different places.
From bamboo and tin sheds, to grocery stores to community halls, CJP volunteers were helping people stay calm and avoid panic by ensuring they could check the list in comfort. Here are a few images from that day.
Now that the final NRC has been published, and 19,06,657 people have been excluded from the final list, CJP’s campaign has become even more focused. Our objective now, is to help these excluded people defend their citizenship before Foreigners’ Tribunals. For this we have already started conducting a series of workshops to train paralegals to assist people at FTs. We will also be publishing a multi-media training manual containing simplified aspects of legal procedure, evidentiary rules, and judicial precedents that will ensure the appeals filed against the NRC exclusions in the FTs are comprehensive and sound, both in fact and in law. This will assist our paralegals, lawyers and the wider community in Assam to negotiate this tortuous process. For this we need your continued support. Please donate now to help us help Assam.