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Indian courts and Medical Bail NIA court denied Father Stan medical bail on March 22

The Special NIA court rejected Father Stan Swamy’s bail plea on grounds that “he was not only the member of banned organisation CPI (Maoist) but was also carrying out activities to further the objective of the organisation which is nothing but to overthrow the democracy of the nation.” The NIA had initially sought 20 days…

Heroes without Capes: Human Rights Defenders

Heroes without Capes: Human Rights Defenders Rightscast, CJP's podcast series is out now!

CJP launched a campaign in solidarity with our human rights defenders whose basic rights are being infringed upon by the state. It is a call for strengthening dissent. Know more about the campaign at https://cjp.org.in/human-rights-defenders/ Podcast · Heroes without Capes: Human Rights Defenders

Facing the Fanatics: Gauri Lankesh remembered Teesta Setalvad, Arundhati Roy and Kavita Lankesh discuss the slain journalist’s legacy

On the eve of Gauri Lankesh’s 59th birth anniversary, filmmaker Kavita Lankesh, who is also Gauri’s sister unveiled a booklet of her poems about her formidable sister. The booklet titled Akka is a compilation of Kavita Lankesh’s poems in Gauri’s memory and was compiled and produced by CJP. “I keep wondering what would she have said,…

Fact-finding team’ alleges police brutality on tribals in Kaimur district of Bihar globalbihari.com

New Delhi:  Alleged firing by the Bihar police on peacefully protesting Adivasis in Adhaura Block, Kaimur District on September 11, 2019 had led a four-member team from New Delhi to conduct a detailed fact-finding around the incident. The fact-finding team consisted of Amir Sherwani Khan (All India Union of Forest Working People), Matadayal from (All…

Fact-finding report demands action against officials who fired on protesting Adivasis in Kaimur samachar-news.com

The Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Friday presented a fact-finding report on the firing on the Kaimur Adivasis of Bihar, and demanded the prosecution of officials and dropping of false cases filed against the Adivasis. A press release by three non-governmental organisations alleged that the police…

बिहार में आदिवासियों पर गोली चली,झूठे केस दर्ज: फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग टीम The Quint - Hindi

क्या है पूरा मामला?   बिहार के कैमूर जिले के अधौरा ब्लॉक में 11 सितंबर को वन विभाग के ऑफिस में प्रदर्शन कर रहे आदिवासियों पर पुलिस ने गोली चलाई थी. चार सदस्यों की एक फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग टीम ने 23 से 27 सितंबर के बीच अधौरा में आदिवासी समुदाय के लोगों से बातचीत की और पूरे…

108 tribal villages to boycott Bihar polls over ‘police crackdown’ Indian Express

The protests were led by Kaimur Mukti Morcha (KMM), which alleged that 25 activists from the area were arrested on false charges. The villagers accused the Forest Depertemt of forceful evictions and bulldozing of crops, despite a Supreme Court stay on evictions. (File/Representational)One hundred and eight tribal villages of the Kaimur plateau in Bihar, have…

AIUFWP, CJP, DSG organizes online press conference Siasat.com

New Delhi: All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), Citizens for Justice & Peace (CJP) and Delhi Solidarity Group (DSG) will organize online press conference on 23rd October 2020 at 3 p.m. Fact-Finding Report will be released by Ms Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and patron, AIDWA. Zoom link Zoom Link for the…

Police Fired on, Framed Adivasi Protestors in Bihar’s Kaimur: Fact-Finding Team The Wire

Forest department officials at Adhaura block of Kaimur allegedly opened fire against the demonstarors on September 11 when they had tried to air their grievances over the violations of the Forest Rights Act. New Delhi: Civil society organisations have demanded a judicial enquiry into an incident of assault and police firing on Adivasi demonstrators in…

Fact-finding report demands action against officials who fired on protesting Adivasis in Kaimur Scroll.in

A press release by three NGOs alleged that the police fired on peacefully protesting Adivasis in Kaimur district of Bihar on September 11, injuring seven. The Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Friday presented a fact-finding report on the firing on the Kaimur Adivasis of Bihar, and…

Gauri lankesh

Frail yet fearless: Remembering Gauri Lankesh CJP presents a collection of poems by Kavitha Lankesh

On the third death anniversary of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, CJP remembers her indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to secular and democratic values. To honour her memory, we bring to you a collection of poems written by Gauri’s sister and filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh. Recalling the events of that Fateful night, CJP secretart Teesta Setalvad says, “I…

Dr. Kafeel Khan: From fighting the UP Government to fighting for public health Human Rights Defender Profile

As the Allahabad high court called Dr Kafeel Khan’s detention, under the NSA, illegal and ordered the government to free him immediately, let’s take a look at his journey from being the whistle-blower in the case of 2017 Gorakhpur deaths to his constant struggle for public healthcare. All this while battling the charges that the…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

‘Meticulous’ investigation yet little headway in Gauri Lankesh murder case 17 out of 18 accused arrested, but trial remains in limbo

Journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was snatched away from friends, family and her fellow journalists three years ago. The fearless journalist was gunned down outside her home on September 5, 2017. Her killers, all affiliated to different right wing extremist organisations, wanted to silence her for her secular views and her stand against hardline groups…

Sultanpur rape case: NHRC demands police report on death threats to journalist CJP had moved NHRC seeking protection for reporter who had exposed police inaction and possible cover-up in the case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked UP Police to file an Action Taken Report in the case of a journalist receiving death threats and threats for false implication in cases after he reported on inaction of police in a rape case in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. In October 2019, Citizens for Justice and Peace…

CJP And AIUFWP Condemn Armed Attacks On Peaceful Protesters

Press Release: CJP and AIUFWP condemn armed attacks on peaceful protesters Rights groups demand action against assailants who have threatened the lives of women, children and students

In wake of back-to-back instances of armed men discharging their weapons on peaceful protesters, first outside Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMIU) and then at Shaheen Bagh, where a majority of the protesters are women, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have come together in solidarity with…

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