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Jailed in Detention Camp despite being Pregnant with one child and Breastfeeding another EXCLUSIVE Interview with Rashminara Begum from Assam

In an exclusive interview with Rashminara Begum, we find out how this young mother was dragged away to a detention camp even though she was pregnant with one child and breastfeeding another. She also shares intricate details of her case, the inhumane conditions that she faced in the detention camp and the extreme hardships that…

CJP work tirelessly in Assam

CJP in Action: As the election rages on, volunteers work tirelessly in Assam CJP volunteers continue to help those affected by Assam’s NRC

Even as the rest of India is busy with the Lok Sabha elections, a handful of people in Assam are focused on a more pressing issue. They are more politically aware and active than many others, but have had no time this election season. This group of people comprises Volunteer Motivators (VMs) and Community Volunteers–a…

EVM Malfunction: Does Criminalisation Deter Genuine Complaints? The Wire

Complainants may face a six-month jail term if their declaration is found false during a test vote. But the process does not differentiate between a deliberately false complaint and a genuine one. New Delhi: On April 23, standing outside a polling booth in Guwahati, former DGP and well-known Assamese writer Harekrishna Deka complained to the local…

CJP volunteers intervene to help people with the NRC process in Assam Volunteers on the ground help with hearings, submitting documents

CJP’s volunteers have been working tirelessly on the ground in Assam, helping families in the aftermath of the publication of the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC). The NRC has left the Indian citizenship of millions in jeopardy. Here is a glimpse at our volunteers’ efforts.  Faruk Ahmed, community volunteer in Assam’s…

Jignesh Mevani on Hate hatao

नफ़रत के ख़िलाफ़ CJP की मुहीम का जिग्नेश मेवानी ने साथ दिया

नफ़रत , भड़काऊ भाषण और कौमी एकता को तोड़ने की कोशिशों के ख़िलाफ़ CJP के app – Hate Hatao को वडगाम के MLA जिग्नेश मेवानी ने अपना समर्थन दिया। नफ़रत से कैसे राजनैतिक लाभ उठाया गया है , इस बारे में जिग्नेश की क्या राय है, देखिये इस वीडियो में.    

Rashminara Begum

Pregnant in a detention camp The tale of Rashminara Begum

Rashminara Begum was declared a ‘foreigner’, arrested and put in a detention camp in Assam, while she was three months pregnant. Inside, she faced horrific experiences. She is fighting a tedious and prolonged battle in the courts to prove her citizenship. She was recently in Mumbai to attend a CJP event on ‘women prisoners’.  …

CJP relentless in its efforts to protect Indians’ citizenship in Assam Volunteer Motivators help people across state with hearing process

The hearing process for the 36.2 lakh claimants who were dropped from the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) started on February 15. The hearing process is underway all over the state, in 1,436 venues where 2,806 officials have been deputed for the tough job as per the official communiqué from the…

Supreme Court to assemble on April 10 for update on NRC SC reiterates it won't extend final NRC deadline

On Wednesday, March 13, the Supreme Court of India repeated that it would not extend the final deadline for Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is July 31, 2019. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton F. Nariman issued the order while hearing a writ petition from Assam Public Works, and…

Maharashtra: Name in doubtful list, Assam woman says ‘painful to not be able to vote’ The Indian Express

In Mumbai for a public hearing organised by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) on Monday, Rashminara told The Indian Express that she has never cast a vote. Assam is set to vote in three phases starting April 11, but Rashminara Begum’s right to vote continues to be a subject of a legal battle in…

National Register of Citizens

CJP Impact: NRC Claims Hearing held after CJP writes to State Coordinator Missing officials rush to the spot, hold hearing late into the evening after CJP’s intervention

On March 1, 2019, close to 300 people were called to the Divisional Forest Office (DFO) in Biswanath District for hearing regarding their Claims applications for inclusion into the National Register of Citizens. However, when no official turned up to conduct the hearing, CJP stepped in and wrote to the NRC State Coordinator. Following this…

Humanitarian Crisis in Assam

CJP in Action: Our Attempt to avert a Humanitarian Crisis in Assam How CJP is driving the efforts on the ground to help people in Assam

Assam is at the precipice of a large scale humanitarian crisis with the citizenship of over four million people under the scanner. CJP, that has been monitoring the situation since 2017, has been working actively to alleviate the fear and anxiety among people of Assam who have been left out of the final draft of the National…

3 ways in which the Assam NRC Process is being Undermined CJP in Assam

There have been several hurdles caused by external and internal factors that are disrupting Assam’s NRC, which is already a complicated and sensitive process. Senior Journalist and activist Zamser Ali explains the most important 3 factors that are causing trouble in the smooth running of the NRC procedures.       Related: NRC Corrections Process:…

असम में चुनावों के दौरान NRC कार्य के स्थगन की राज्य की याचिका सुप्रीमकोर्ट ने की ख़ारिज कहा NRC प्रक्रिया समान रूप से महत्वपूर्ण है, नजरअंदाज नहीं किया जा सकता

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने मंगलवार को नेशनल रजिस्टर ऑफ़ सिटिज़न्स (NRC) से संबंधित कार्य को निलंबित करने की राज्य की याचिका को नामंजूर कर दिया है. याचिका में राज्य की तरफ़ से कहा गया था कि NRC में नाम दर्ज कराने के कार्यों को आम चुनावों तक रोक दिया जाए ताकि उस कार्य में लगे लोगों को…

CJP in Assam: Volunteers involved in NRC Correction Process CJP volunteers highlight people’s struggles

The process for correcting names and other particulars for Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) is under way, having begun on January 2, 2019. CJP’s Volunteer Motivators and Community Volunteers are hard at work on the ground across various districts in Assam, helping people whose names appeared in the July 2018 draft list of the…

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