Equality before Law

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Res Judicata principle applicable to FT decisions: Gauhati HC Once declared citizen, a person cannot be declared foreigner

In a landmark judgment, the Gauhati High Court has ruled that the principle of Res Judicata applies to orders passed by Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT). Simply put, this means that if an FT finds a person to be an Indian citizen, the same person cannot be tried again or be declared foreigner. Readers would recall that…

Nasimuddin Assam

Assam Detention Camp: The 51st inmate walks out with CJP’s help Nasimuddin is now back home with his family

CJP has helped one more person walk out of the detention camp in Assam. Watch how Nasimuddin had been languishing behind bars for two years, before CJP helped him secure bail and finally come back home. To support our work in Assam, visit here Related: CJP helps two brothers get released from Assam Detention Centre…

It’s because of you, I’m back with my family: Nasimuddin CJP helps release one more person from an Assam detention centre

CJP has helped one more person walk out of a detention centre in Assam. Nasimuddin had been languishing behind bars for two years, before CJP helped him secure bail and finally come back home on March 24, 2022. 47-year-old Nasimuddin is a resident of Khuti village which comes under the jurisdiction of the Dalgaon Police…

Hasan Ali: If not for CJP, I would be dead Part of CJP’s Stories from Assam series

While, we have encountered several heart-rending instances of death and despair in our work helping people of Assam defend their Indian citizenship, we were particularly shaken by the case of Hasan Ali – a man pushed to the brink of reason, just because a government employee was careless. The fact that unprofessionalism could cost a…

Preventive Detention: Two judgements, two contrasting views, one judge While one judgement upholds personal liberty, the other justifies preventive detention

The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on February 25, 2022, delivered two judgments with contrasting views on preventive detention. It is important to juxtapose the two judgments of Justice Tashi Rabstan, who has on one hand taken a view in the interest of safeguarding personal liberty, and on the other, has given…

92-yr-old Assam woman who didn’t attend Foreigners Tribunal declared Indian citizen xperttimes.com

Ninety two-year-old Moyna Barmani, a resident of Assam’s Dhubri, received notices from the Foreigners Tribunal Court in 2018 challenging her Indian citizenship. But she resolutely refused to attend the trials because she felt that would hurt her dignity. Earlier, her name appeared in the 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC) and electoral role of 1966.…

Assam: Nonagenarian Woman Termed ‘Doubtful Voter’ In 2007, Declared Indian Citizen northeasttoday.in

Nonagenarian Woman – Moyna Barmani; Photo Credit : HT A 92-yr-old woman – Moyna Barmani, resident of Dhubri district in Assam, who was labelled a “doubtful voter” in 2007 and received notices from the Foreigners Tribunal Court (FTC) 11 years later – in 2018, was recently declared as an Indian citizen. Despite receiving notices, Barmani…

91-year-old Assam woman declared D Voter, served notice to prove her Indian Citizenship insidene.com

91-year-old Moyna Barman, who was declared a doubtful voter (D Voter) in the year 2007, has served notice to appear before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) to prove her ‘citizenship’ of India. According to Barman, she lived in the riverine regions of Dhubri district along the Indo-Bangladesh border area all her life. She informed that she…

92-yr-old Assam woman who didn’t attend Foreigners Tribunal declared Indian citizen hitimes.in

Ninety two-year-old Moyna Barmani, a resident of Assam’s Dhubri, received notices from the Foreigners Tribunal Court in 2018 challenging her Indian citizenship. But she resolutely refused to attend the trials because she felt that would hurt her dignity. Earlier, her name appeared in the 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC) and electoral role of 1966.…

92-yr-old Assam woman who didn’t attend Foreigners Tribunal declared Indian citizen Hindustan Times

When she refused to attend the trials, police informed the family that she would be declared a foreigner in a one-sided judgement if she disobeyed the court and may also be sent to a detention centre in Goalpara. The family approached a lawyer to deal with the matter but at one point the lawyer also…

Moyna video

CJP helps almost 100 year old woman defend her citizenship in Assam Moyna Barman has been declared Indian

Watch this inspirational journey of a frail yet feisty Moyna Barman, a Koch Rajbongshi woman in her 90s, who has been able to defend her Indian citizenship after CJP’s persistent legal campaign. To support more Indians fighting the citizenship crisis, like Moyna, visit here. Related: Beauty and the bumbling Beast of Bureaucracy ASLSA indicates shortage…

No cage for this Moyna! CJP helps nonagenarian Rajbongshi woman defend her Indian citizenship in Assam

In June 2021, we brought you the story of Moyna Barman, a Koch Rajbongshi woman in her 90s, who was being forced to defend her Indian citizenship. But the frail yet feisty woman did not give up, and now with CJP’s help, after eight months of a persistent legal campaign, she has been declared Indian!…

The Curious Case of Milind Ekbote

Serial Hate Offender Milind Ekbote gets bail despite previous track record Has a history of Hate Speech, rioting and disturbing peace

Milind Ekbote, of the Samast Hindu Aghadi organisation and one of the main accused in the Bhima Koregaon riots case, is now involved in a case of making hate speech, and has been granted ad-interim bail by a Pune Court. He was arrested by the rural police on charges of instigation and delivering inflammatory speech…

भारतीय संवैधानिक क़ानून और दर्शन वैधानिक सवाल क्या है?

सम्पादकीय नोट : न्याय एक एकीकृत अवधारणा है। इसलिए, संस्थागत स्तर पर हम एक पूर्व मुख्य न्यायाधीश के खिलाफ यौन उत्पीड़न के आरोपों से जुड़े मामले में न्याय करने के लिए न्यायालय की विफलता को स्वीकार किए बगैर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के निर्णयों पर चर्चा नहीं कर सकते हैं। इसलिए जबतक कि भविष्य में कोई भौतिक…

CJP strengthens commitment to our fellow Indians in Assam in 2021 More people released from detention centres, important legal interventions made

In 2021, CJP achieved some important milestones in our programme to defend the rights of our fellow Indians in Assam. Not the least of these was helping as many as 16 more people secure bail and get released from various detention centres across the state. This takes the tally, since we began such crucial interventions…

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