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CJP locates ‘untraceable’ Assam detention camp inmate, helps her get bail Zubeida Khatoon had lost all hope after being forced to spend more than five years in captivity

48-year-old Zubeida Khatoon was just about coming to terms with her husband’s death when the police picked her up and produced her before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT). When the FT rejected the documents she submitted and sent her to a detention camp, Zubeida didn’t expect anyone to help her out of her misery. She only…

The night Parbati came home A look at how an old woman was dubbed a ‘foreigner’ and forced to spend over three years in a detention camp!

Across India, especially in its Eastern parts, the homecoming of goddess Durga is celebrated with much enthusiasm by Bengali Hindus as the annual Durga Puja festival. One of the 108 avatars of the goddess is named Parvati often pronounced Parbati in these parts. So, when 73-year-old Parbati Das came back home from a detention camp…

Victory! CJP helps secure release of 9 Detention Camp inmates in Assam Team Assam ran pillar to post completing formalities, and didn’t slow down despite the lockdown

In a huge victory for nine inmates of Assam’s infamous detention camps, CJP has managed to secure their conditional release allowing them to go home to their families. The inmates hail from Chirang and Bongaigaon districts and were lodged in detention camps in Kokrajhar and Goalpara. They were released on April 22. CJP Assam state…

Watch: Inside detention camp for 3 years; CJP intervenes CJP is committed to help genuine Indian citizens facing the citizenship crisis

Lalit Thakur, a barber by profession, has been jailed in the Goalpara detention camp of Assam, since October 2016. His identity documents were burnt in the ethnic- communal clashes between indigenous Bodos and Bengali speaking people of Assam in 2012. He went on to live in a relief camp with his family after the clashes.…

Petition against Assam’s Detention Camps in SC

Ten new detention camps proposed in Assam Submission made before state assembly also says there are over one lakh each of Declared Foreigners and D-Voters in the state

In a submission made before the Assam Assembly on July 29, 2019, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of Industry and Transportation, revealed that as many as ten new detention centers are being planned across Assam, though the central government was yet to green-light the project. The submission was in response to a series of questions raised…

Urgent plea: 10,000 masks needed for the Assam Community and CJP Team For those in Assam who are battling the citizenship crisis amid coronavirus

CJP Assam team has been working day and night, helping people whose names have been excluded from the final NRC, with applications and documents. Even as all NRC related processes were put on hold by the Assam government in wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, our team has soldiered on wearing masks and…

CJP Impact: Family of three released from Assam detention camp after four years! CJP continues to help release Indians living in detention camps

For the last four years, Jainuddin, Hajira Bibi, and Kamal Ali have been in the Tezpur Detention Camp. The three detainees were husband, wife and son. Being extremely poor, they could not afford a bail application. CJP team in Assam fought long and hard to help them get released. Although the Supreme Court ruled in…

CJP Impact: Upholds and Defends your Constitutional Rights From Assam's detention camps to hate speech

CJP has been fighting tirelessly for Human Rights across India. Donate Now https://bit.ly/2UaAoDO to help us keep the #JungJaari for the coming year. Related: CJP in Action: Clearing confusion and creating awareness  CJP’s rigorous campaign against NPR-NRC, CAA continues   CJP continues building grassroots movement against NRC-NPR and CAA  

Breaking: Assam NRC activities halted due to Corona virus Lakhs of people excluded from Assam NRC will remain in the dark until further notice

Assam NRC rejection slip work is being halted due to Corona Virus. March 20th 2020, was the deadline for issuing theses rejection slips. Once rejection slips are issued, people get only 120 days to appeal in Foreigners’ Tribunals. Now Nagarik Seva Kendras and NRC headquarters will remain shut and people excluded from Assam NRC will…

CJP in Assam

This ‘suspected foreigner’ has a Chandrashekhar Azad Link CJP continues to provide support to the large number of people affected by the NRC

70 year-old Sejebala Ghosh has been served foreigners’ notice by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Bongaigaon, Assam. Her father Lt. Digendra Chandra Ghosh, was a freedom fighter who corresponded with Chandra Sekhar Azad during the Indian independence movement. Her mother donated a huge sum to Indian National Security Fund after selling her property. But now, the widowed Sejebala…

CJP continues its fight for justice in Assam CJP continues to provide support to the large number of people affected by the NRC

CJP volunteers reached out to people whose names have not been included in the final Assam NRC even though they were cleared by a Foreigner Tribunal after being marked a ‘D voter’.CJP volunteers are also collecting data of families and children excluded in the Assam NRC. CJP continues to provide support to the large number…

This women’s day CJP celebrates all women in resistance We salute all the brave women who speak up against oppression and violence

From the brave foot-soldiers who work on the ground to the ones who support them vocally, from the tribal lands inside the forest to the urban metros, from leaders to followers, from asking important questions to fighting it in courts and beyond, brave women have time and again taken ownership to march against wrongdoings and…

CJP helps release two brothers from Assam detention camp CJP's Assam team battled legal formalities for four months to help release the brothers.

CJP has helped secure the release of two brothers from Assam’s detention camp. Samsul Ali and Abdur Rashid had been in the Goalpara detention camp for three years. In July 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that people who are in detention camps for three years or more would be freed on bail. But their path to…

CJP in Action: Two men released from detention camp after CJP intervention CJP helped organize advocate, documentation and communication with authorities

In a huge relief for two men from Assam, CJP has helped secure their release from a detention camp. Brothers Samsul Ali (67) and Abdur Rashid (60) had been lodged in the Goalpara detention camp for over three years. Both hail from Village no. 2 Goraimari that falls under the jurisdiction of the Panbari police…

Citizenship Crisis: CJP is here to help CJP is conducting trainings and workshops to help Indian citizens

Upset by the citizenship crisis? CJP is conducting training and workshops on it. Help us expand our reach with a small donation. Donate here. Related: CJP in Action: Clearing confusion and creating awareness  CJP’s rigorous campaign against NPR-NRC, CAA continues   CJP continues building grassroots movement against NRC-NPR and CAA

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