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Victory! WB gov’t includes Gangadhar Pramanik’s name in electoral roll CJP had helped get him released from an Assam detention centre

The West Bengal government has included Gangadhar Pramanik’s name in the electoral rolls of his home district of Bankura. The move comes a month after a team of Bengal government officials, led by Anup Kumar Dutta, sub-divisional officer (Bishnupur, Bankura) visited Pramanik’s home in Radhanagar village on September 17, and confirmed his Indian citizenship. CJP…

Purnima Biswas: I couldn’t bid my husband a proper goodbye Part of CJP’s Stories from Assam series

In many of the cases the CJP team has handled in Assam, the lives of detention centre inmates change significantly by the time they are released. Many go back to empty homes and memories of loved ones who have passed. The story of Purnima Biswas too, had a bittersweet ending. The 58-year-old Biswas hails from…

Fazar Ali Hindi TN

आत्महत्या की कोशिश, डिटेन्शन कैम्प से रिहाई फ़ज़र अली की कहानी

जब फज़र अली को अचानक पता चला कि उसे विदेश घोषित कर दिया गया है तो वह हताश होकर ब्रह्मपुत्र में कूद पड़ा. आत्महत्या के प्रयास से किसी तरह बच तो गया, मगर जेल से नहीं! फज़र अली दो साल से गोआलपाड़ा डिटेंशन कैम्प में क़ैद था. जिसे CJP की मदद से रिहाई मिली, वह…

Saken Ali: Hell starts with an “H” Part of CJP’s Stories from Assam series

It’s been a long arduous journey of emotional lows and highs, for CJP’s Team Assam. The sheer administrative callousness causing the hapless and marginalised to suffer a civil death and be rendered non-Indians is a bitter learning for us all. So, ever since CJP started working towards helping our fellow Indians defend their citizenship in…

CJP helps yet another man from West Bengal declared “foreigner” in Assam Gangadhar Pramanik came to Assam looking for work, but found himself in a Detention Centre!

Over the last few months, we have brought to you instances of people from other Indian states being declared foreigners in Assam and sent to detention camps. These include Lalit Thakur – a barber from Bihar, Dipak Deb – who hails from Tripura, and Mrinal Mandal – who originally hails from West Bengal, but moved to Assam after marrying an Assamese…

Sona Khatun released

डिटेन्शन कैम्प में बंद एक महिला के परिवार की तलाश का अद्भुत सफ़र सोना ख़ातून 5 साल 11 महीने 29 दिन कोकराझार डिटेंशन कैंप में क़ैद थी

CJP की असम टीम ने सोना ख़ातून के परिवार की तलाश में क़रीब एक साल बिताए, सोना ख़ातून 5 साल 11 महीने 29 दिन असम के कोकराझार डिटेंशन कैंप में सलाखों के पीछे क़ैद थी. टीम CJP ने उन्हें डिटेंशन कैंप से छुड़ाने में मदद की. यह एक असहाय नागरिक को बचाने में मदद करने…

Sona returned to her brothers after spending six years in a detention camp. Ganoshakti

Looking at the scene of the house, it may seem as if the brothers have found the sister who was lost in the fair at a young age. Brothers and sister hug each other and crying. Brother Sultan Ali and Sadek Ali never imagined that they would find their adorable little sister. But the sister…

CJP comes to the rescue of West Bengal man dubbed “foreigner” in Assam! Mrinal Mandal had spent over 700 days behind bars

We had recently brought to you the story of Dipak Deb, a man from Tripura, who was declared foreigner and thrown into a detention centre in Assam. His fellow inmate, Mrinal Mandal suffered the same fate – being declared foreigner despite hailing from West Bengal. But after spending 735 days behind bars, Mandal was able to…

CJP helps Tripura man reunite with ailing mother The migrant labourer was declared foreigner and spent five years behind bars

In yet another example of how sheer paranoia regarding “foreign infiltrators” has led to persecution of genuine Indian citizens in Assam, Dipak Deb, who originally hails from Tripura, was declared foreigner and was forced to spend five years behind bars in an Assam Detention Centre. But with CJP’s help, Dipak Deb was finally able to…

CJP’s perseverance pays off, Sona Khatun finally released! Walks out of Kokrajhar Detention Camp after 5 years, 11 months and 29 days

In July this year, we brought you the story of CJP’s mammoth effort to track down the family of Sona Khatun, a woman who had been languishing behind bars for over five years at Assam’s Kokrajhar detention camp. On August 19, we were finally able to help her get released on conditional bail. Sona Khatun…

Assam Poster Stories

Stories of real People fighting the Citizenship Crisis in Assam Artistically designed posters describing the plight of people battling the citizenship crisis

Watch: Behind each of these artistically designed posters is a real person, facing the very real challenge of having to prove their citizenship to a cynical State. CJP has been assisting them in every way possible, but for our efforts to reach more of those affected, we need you. Help us help Assam. Please donate…

Sona Khatun

Detention Camp: The incredible journey to find a woman’s family in Assam Team CJP's relentless efforts to help Sona Khatun find freedom and justice

Watch: 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. Here’s the remarkable journey of our team’s relentless efforts to help rescue a helpless citizen so that she finds…

Lakhi: Luckless in Assam She grew up an orphan in Assam, and is now, a D Voter

Lakshmi is considered the goddess of wealth and good luck in India. An eastern Indian variant of this name is Lakhi. Often little girls are given this name to bless them with both these things. But wealth and luck have forever eluded Lakhi who grew up in a Guwahati orphanage, and is not saddled with…

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…

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