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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…

I condemn the Citizenship Amendment Bill: Dr Hiren Gohain Assamese intellectual opposes religious discrimination at the heart of the bill

The central government’s move to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from India’s neighbouring countries has faced enormous opposition in the North East. According to several of those who oppose the bill, it is in direct contravention of the Assam Accord. Here, Assam’s tallest intellectual Dr Hiren Gohain speaks out for secularism and against the Citizenship Amendment…

NRC Claims and Objections Process Deadline Ends Over 2 lakh Objections filed on the last day!

The deadline for filing claims for inclusion into the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has ended in Assam and according to official sources over 30 lakh people have filed claims so far. However, in a worrying display of possible xenophobia, the number of objections filed jumped from a little over 600 on Saturday December 29 to over 2…

NRC Claims and Objections process

UN raises questions about NRC Claims and Objections process Highlights suffering of economically backward minorities, women and children

In a recent letter to the Indian Government, the United Nations Special Rapporteurs have once again raised concerns about people left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), especially with respect to the haphazard and arbitrary process of filing Claims and Objections. The letter written by the Working Group on Arbitrary…

filed against Renowned Assamese People

क्या एनारसी दावा-आपत्ति दर्ज कराने की अस्पष्ट प्रक्रियाएं, भ्रष्टाचार के लिए ज़मीन तैयार करेंगी? इन अस्पष्ट प्रावधानों की वजह से लोगों के भाग्य पर फ़ैसला करने का एकाधिकार एनआरसी अधिकारियों के हाथों में चला गया है.

एनआरसी के राज्य समन्वयक प्रतीक हजेला ने, एक नए राज्यव्यापी निर्देश में दावा-आपत्ति प्रक्रिया के लिए कुछ मानक संचालन प्रक्रियाएं बताई हैं. सामान्य के आलावा कुछ विशेष परिस्थितियों/लोगों के लिए ये दिशानिर्देश जारी किए गए हैं, जैसे 14 वर्ष के कम उम्र के बच्चों, विवाहित महिलाओं और भारत के अन्य हिस्सों से असम में आ…

10,000 applications of NRC claims in just 40 hours in Assam

CJP इम्पैक्ट: असम में महज़ 40 घंटो में जमा हुए NRC दावों के 10000 आवेदन असम के आम नागरिकों ने CJP के आह्वान पर 3 दिनों की छुट्टियों में NRC प्रभावित लोगों की सहायता के लिए खुलकर योगदान दिया

छोटे और दूरस्थ इलाकों में NRC के मसौदे से बाहर कर दिए गए लोगों को, इससे सम्बंधित दावे दर्ज करने के कार्य में सहायता प्रदान करने के लिए, CJP ने असम के लोगों से आह्वान किया. 200 से अधिक सरकारी कर्मचारी, शिक्षक, शिक्षित युवा और कुछ सामाजिक संगठनों के सदस्य इस कार्य के लिए आगे आए. उन्होंने…

SC grants more time to file NRC Claims in Assam More than 2.5 million people yet to file claims!

In a welcome breather for Indian citizens in Assam, the Supreme Court has granted a deadline extension for filing applications under the Claims and Objections process. The Supreme Court had previously set December 15 as the deadline, but now it has extended it to December 31, 2018. The SC bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi…

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