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Citizenship crisis death toll touches 107 in Assam! Barpeta's Musa Mondal allegedly died by suicide after being declared foreigner

Musa Mondal became the 107th casualty of the citizenship crisis in Assam when he allegedly handed himself on October 12, 2020, upon being declared foreigner. Modal hailed from Kayastha Para village that falls under the jurisdiction of the Sorbhog police station in Barpeta district.  In 2018, Musa, son of Voyage Mondal received a foreigner’s notice from…

Ailing daughter of freedom fighter forced to appear before foreigners’ tribunals The 70-year old Sejebala Ghosh was recently asked to appear for a hearing in September

Watch how Sejebala Ghosh, daughter of a prominent freedom fighter, is fighting to prove her citizenship despite her name being included in the final NRC. CJP has been with her since March and will continue to help her legally, as we are committed to help every Indian fighting the citizenship crisis in Assam. Help Us…

CJP intervention helps resolve case of mistaken identity in Assam Border Police realise respondent and receiver of FT notice are two different women

In yet another example of how CJP has been helping defend the rights and freedoms of Indian citizens in Assam, a woman named Alekhjan Khatun was spared the harassment of defending her citizenship before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) because of timely intervention by CJP’s Assam team. In the last week of September, 2020, a notice was…

Rights of the Dead: Do they have any in India? Revisiting the sensitive subject in wake of the Hathras victim's rushed cremation

Soon after the death of Dr. Simon Hercules in Chennai and the subsequent brouhaha over his last rights, where he was denied a dignified funeral, CJP’s sister publication Sabrang India had delved deep into the subject of rights of the dead in India. Today, we feel the need to revisit this in wake of the…

Will issue NRC Rejection Slips only after Covid-19 is brought under control: Hitesh Dev Sarma But NRC State Coordinator can’t commit to timelines due to the pandemic

On August 21, Hitesh Dev Sarma, the State Coordinator for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, had issued a notification directing all Deputy Commissioners and District Registrars of Citizens Registration (DRCR) to ensure laptops and internet availability for Circle Officers who are to begin the quality check of speaking orders from September 1,…

CJP team persists through floods and pandemic in Assam CJP Assam's fight against the citizenship crisis is going strong

Amid the devastating Assam floods and the ongoing pandemic, CJP Assam is battling it all to be beside those who are facing the citizenship crisis in Assam. Watch this video where our Assam team explains the current work that’s being done, impeccably, while standing up to all the hurdles that they are facing on the…

Census vs NPR

Controversial questions removed from NPR? Questions about mother tongue, parents' date and place of birth removed from official website

The National Population Register (NPR), a process that appears to have been conflated with the Census, allegedly in a sinister bid to set apart people the regime views as outsiders, is now being given a makeover in a purported attempt to score political brownie points in upcoming elections in two key states. According to the…

From detention camp to human rights defender Assam Woman's incredible and inspiring journey

She was declared a ‘foreigner’ and sent to Assam’s detention camp. When she got bail on humanitarian grounds, she decided to change her life. She joined CJP and is now travelling all across Assam, fighting for people like her who are falsely accused of being ‘foreigners’. As this empowered woman has pledged to fight her own…

Kashmiri pandits in the valley appeal for rights Sign our petition to support campaign by KPSS for inclusion of the community in government schemes

CJP has started an online petition along with partner organisation  Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) for the rights of the non-migrant Kashmiri pandits in the valley. Sign the petition here. Related: Here’s why non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits feel betrayed Teesta Setalvad in Conversation with Sanjay Tickoo

CJP helps release man after 12 years behind bars in Assam Jabed Ali served two sentences, 10 years for an unrelated matter and 2 years in detention camp

67-year old Jabed Ali walked out of the Kokrajhar Detention Camp in Assam on July 22, 2020, after spending a total of over 12 years in captivity, with CJP’s help. He is the 33rd person to be released from a detention camp due to CJP’s efforts. Watch this video to know his story. Related: Shocking!…

Runaway youth declared ‘foreigner’ in Assam Found four years later in a detention camp!

A few years ago, when he was just a teenager, Amit, son of Arabinda Basu, fell into some bad company and took to alcohol. This enraged his father and one day when Arabainda caught Amit red-handed, the father beat up the son. This caused Amit to run away from home. It was only recently discovered…

How CJP helped 33 people walk out of Assam’s Detention Camps The Arduous task of getting inmates out of Detention Camps

So far, CJP has been able to secure the release of 33 inmates from 4 detention camps in Assam on conditional bail. This was in line with two judgments of the Supreme Court. In order to accomplish this task, CJP followed all legal and bureaucratic processes and procedures. In this video, we will take you…

प्रवासी श्रमिकों के मताधिकार के लिए CJP का अभियान Our #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

लॉकडाउन के साथ ही पहली बार, भारत की नज़र “प्रवासी मजदूरों” और उनकी दुर्दशा पर पड़ी, ऐसी संकट की स्थिति अचानक हुए लॉकडाउन के कारण पैदा हुई थी। इसीलिए सिटिज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) तथा अन्य कई संगठन, जैसे, लोक शक्ति अभियान, बंगला संस्कृती मंच, अखिल भारतीय वन जन श्रमजीवी यूनियन (AIUFWP) और भारतीय नागरिक अधिकार सुरक्षा मंच ने…

পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকের ভোটের অধিকারের জন্য সিজেপির অভিযান Our #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

লকডাউনের পরে, ভারতে প্রথমবার পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকদের এবং ওঁদের সংগ্রামের প্রতি আলোকপাত করা হচ্ছে। তাই CJP এবং অন্য কিছু সংগঠন একত্রিত হয়ে ভারতের ইলেকশন কমিশনের কাছে স্মারকলিপি পাঠিয়ে ওদের ডাক ব্যালটের মারফত ভোট দেওয়ার অধিকারের প্রতি সরব হয়েছে। CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied…

CJP helps Assam man walk free after 12 years behind bars! Jabed Ali served two consecutive sentences; 10-years for an unrelated matter and 2 years in detention camp

67-year old Jabed Ali walked out of the Kokrajhar Detention Camp in Assam on July 22, 2020, after spending a total of over 12 years in captivity. He is the 33rd person to be released from a detention camp due to CJP’s efforts. This is his story. Jabed Ali, a daily-wage labourer, hails from Nilibari village that falls under the…

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