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800 kms, 5 districts: CJP goes the extra mile to locate detention camp inmate’s family Sona Khatun has been languishing behind bars for 5 years

In yet another example of our unwavering commitment to helping our fellow Indians in distress, the Assam team of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) spent nearly a year looking for the family of Sona Khatun, who has been languishing behind bars in Assam’s Kokrajhar detention camp for five years. Assam state team in-charge Nanda…

Ninety-year-old Rajbongshi woman in the citizenship test Samoik Prasanga

After birth she was named Moyna. As a child, she drew attention from the whole village for her beauty. Everyone in the village used to call her “Devi” because she looked like a goddess. Her name changed from Moyna Barman to Moyna Devi. She has 1951 NRC in this name. The adjective goddess for her…

90 year old Koch Rajbongshi lady Moyna Devi is a suspected foreigner Goti

That is called irony of fate. Once she was the most beautiful lady in the village. She is now 90 years old. Now she has to prove her citizenship. Her villagers were started to call her ‘Devi’ for her beauty. Ninety-year-old Moyna Devi has to pay compensation for her name being changed in government documents.…

CJP’s online training programme on CAA-NPR-NRC CJP addressed activists and educationists in Mumbai about India’s citizenship laws

Amidst the Covid-19 chaos, many pressing social issues were side-lined at the beginning of 2020. Among them were some of the most pivotal movements against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). While the physical presence of this dissent had to be withdrawn, organisations like Citizenship…

Beauty and the bumbling Beast of Bureaucracy A nonagenarian is forced to defend her citizenship!

Moyna Barman, a Koch Rajbongshi woman in her 90s, was once the village belle. So much so that people started calling her Devi meaning goddess or angel in light of her divine looks, and that’s how her name got distorted in official records. Now the unlettered woman, who belongs to a community that is seen among the…

Moyna Barman

Nearing a 100 years, woman accused of being a foreigner in Assam Watch the story of this Koch Rajbongshi Woman here

Nonagenarian Moyna Barman is living her remaining days in anxiety and trauma, hassled by the inhuman citizenship crisis in Assam. Watch her story here. Support CJP’s work in Assam. Donate here: https://cjp.org.in/donate Related: CJP helping a daughter secure her mother’s release from Assam detention camp Abba, they took away Maa: CJP reunites a mother snatched…

Despite being an Indian citizen Shanti Basfore, who was in a detention camp, finally returns home Time8

After being in detention camps for years as an Indian citizen, Shanti Basfore was finally able to return home.  Despite having all the documents, this woman over 60 years, became an illegal citizen. Finally, after a long battle, she returned to home. After 2 years and 29 days, the old woman is able to come…

Mission continues, CJP helps Dalit woman walk out of Assam Detention Camp Shanti Basfore becomes the 41st person to be released with CJP’s help

In April this year, CJP had brought to you the story of Shanti Basfore, a 60-year-old Dalit woman who has been languishing behind bars at the Kokrajhar detention camp since May 2019. We had met her daughter Champa who was deeply traumatised by her mother’s incarceration. But on June 4, we finally secured Shanti’s release on…

CJP helps Bengali Hindu man get released from Assam Detention Camp The conch-shell bangle seller had spent two years behind bars

On May 17, 2021, CJP helped Adhir Chandra Sarkar, a Bengali Hindu man secure conditional bail and step out of the Goalpara detention camp in Assam. Adhir, son of Jagadish Sarkar, hails from a suburban part of Bongaigaon that falls under the jurisdiction of the Merecher police station. He used to sell Shaankha or traditional bangles made…

Father in Assam detention camp, brave daughter held the fort CJP helps Joykrishna Paul secure bail and reunite with family

21-year-old Monalisa, who has been working in a cloth shop to provide for her family for the last two years, is a relieved young woman today. Her father Joykrishna Paul is finally home after spending two years in the Goalpara detention camp in Assam. “What happened to us, should never happen to anyone else,” she…

State government wants 100% re-verification of NRC Dainik Janmabhumi

Shortly after being sworn in, the new State Government under the leadership of Chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma has filed a petition in the Supreme Court for reverification of NRC. The State Government has requested the Supreme Court to order a complete reverification of NRC within a limited time by mentioning multiple inconsistencies. On…

Amala Das

CJP helps release woman from detention camp months after her husband’s death Amala Das was jailed in Assam's Detention Camp since 2017

Watch Amala Das’ journey from the detention camp to her home in Chirang, where she spent forty years with her husband Gopesh Das. Gopesh died in December 2020 after losing all hope of getting his wife out of the detention camp. CJP worked for three months, amid COVID-19 surge, and secured Amala’s release on bail.…

CJP brings bitter-sweet conclusion to Amala Das’s ordeal Five months after husband’s institutional murder, she was released on bail from Assam detention camp

In December 2020, we brought you the story of Amala Das whose husband Gopesh died in what was a clear case of institutional murder. CJP had then secured temporary bail for Amala so that she could complete her husband’s last rites. Now, after five months, CJP has helped Amala secure release from the Kokrajhar detention…

FT Notices pasted on electric poles, CJP petitions Assam authorities Pasting notice for appearance in public places is against due process

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the Deputy Commissioner, Bongaigaon, Principal Secretary to the Government of Assam and Superintendent of Police (Border) with a memorandum to take cognisance of some instances where Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) notices are not being duly served upon the noticee/proceedee and are instead, pasted on electricity poles in Bongaigaon.…

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