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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 While the physical presence of this dissent had to be withdrawn, organisations like Citizenship…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.…

FT notice on electric poles

Here’s why CJP wrote to Assam authorities over FT notices being pasted on electric poles This is in contravention of provisions of FT Order, 1964

CJP has approached the Deputy Commissioner, Bongaigaon, Principal Secretary to the Government of Assam and Superintendent of Police (Border) with a memorandum to take cognizance of some instances where Foreigners Tribunal (FT) notices are not being duly served upon the noticee and instead, pasted on electricity poles in different parts of Bongaigaon. Watch the video…

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Victory! Two more inmates released from Assam detention camp with CJP’s help They were languishing in the Goalpara Detention Camp for two years

CJP helps two men, hailing from economically weak backgrounds, secure release on bail from Goalpara detention camp in Assam. Despite facing challenges due to Covid surge, lockdown, curfew and in the middle of heavy rainfall and an earthquake, team CJP completed all formalities to help these two men so that they can return to their…

Victory! CJP helps two more Assam detention camp inmates get released on bail One is a riot survivor and the other is the son of a nomad Baul singer

On April 30, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was able to help two men hailing from extremely economically weak backgrounds secure release on bail from the Goalpara detention camp in Assam. While Abdul Sheikh is a riot survivor whose home was burnt down during ethnic clashes in the state, Gopal Mandal never had a…

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