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CJP’s Guwahati legal aid petition: State fails to file an affidavit CJP had moved the HC over inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons

The State of Assam has failed to file an affidavit in the matter before the High Court, where CJP had sought directions to the state to formulate effective and robust modalities for legal aid in terms of having trained panels of lawyers and adequate front offices in light of the several pending appeals to be…

CJP moves NCPCR and NCM against assault on minor Asif was thrashed for entering a temple by Yati Narsinghanand’s disciple

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and National Commission for Minorities with a complaint against the assault on a minor boy Asif, for entering a temple to drink water by Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati’s disciple and the subsequent justification of the hate crime. CJP’s…

Assam DLSAs unprepared for deluge of NRC appeals: CJP survey Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are understaffed, and existing staff are under-trained

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has conducted a survey to gauge the ability of the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) to provide free legal aid to people excluded from the…

Legal service offices ill-equipped for NRC: Survey The Telegraph

The Mumbai-based organisation released the findings of the survey three days after filing a petition before Gauhati High Court According to the survey carried out between September to January, the ten DLSAs found wanting on vis-a-vis personnel, infrastructure and other facilities included Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Darrang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Kokrajhar and Udalgiri File picturem…

A case has been filed in the High Court of 19 lakh people who were left out of the NRC Axomiya Pratidin

Citizens for Justice & Peace survey reveals a worrying situation. There is no legal system available in the state to provide legal aid to the 19 million people excluded from the NRC. Citizens for Justice & Peace (CJP) has filed a PIL in the Guwahati High Court after conducting a survey in 10 districts. Following…

Plea To Provide Legal Aid To NRC Excluded People In Assam: Gauhati High Court Issues Notice To UOI, State Government LivelLaw

While hearing a plea filed by the Human rights organization ‘Citizens for Justice and Peace’ (CJP) [led by Teesta Setalvad] seeking proper legal aid for such people who have been left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Gauhati High Court on Monday (01st March) issued notice to the Union of…

“Arbitrary Action Violating Art 14,9 And 21”: Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Against Marking Of Certain Voters As ‘D’ Category In Electoral Rolls Live Law

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a petition seeking removal of ‘D’ category (indicating doubtful/ dubious) of voters from electoral rolls. A Bench led by CJI SA Bobde issued notice on the petition filed by several individuals, claiming that they were arbitrarily marked as D-voters in the year 1997, without affording an opportunity…

Rights forum seeks proper legal aid for those left out of NRC The Hindu

A human rights organisation has approached the Gauhati High Court seeking proper legal aid for those left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) petitioned the court after its survey of 10 District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) establishments revealed they were understaffed with under-trained para…

Rights body moves HC for legal aid to NRC-excluded people The News Mill

A rights body on March 1 has approached the Gauhati High Court seeking apposite legal aid for those left out in the Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) list, released on August 31, 2019. The Mumbai-based Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) after conducting a survey of 10 District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) establishments in…

Rights body moves High Court for legal aid to NRC excluded people Sify.com

Guwahati, March 1 (IANS) A rights body on Monday has approached the Gauhati High Court seeking apposite legal aid for those left out in the Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) list, released on August 31, 2019. The Mumbai based Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) after conducting a survey of 10 District Legal Services…

Rights body moves HC for legal aid to NRC excluded people Siasat

Guwahati: A rights body on Monday has approached the Gauhati High Court seeking apposite legal aid for those left out in the Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) list, released on August 31, 2019. The Mumbai based Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) after conducting a survey of 10 District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) establishments in…

NRC appeals will overwhelm Assam DLSAs: CJP to Guwahati HC Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are woefully understaffed, under-trained and lack infrastructure to deal with deluge of appeals

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has now moved Guwahati High Court (previously Gauhati) demanding proper legal aid for those left out of the NRC. The final NRC published…

Inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons, CJP moves Guwahati HC Plea for robust infrastructure to deal with impending deluge of applicants at FTs

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed a petition before Guwahati High Court (previously Gauhati HC) seeking directions to the state to formulate effective and robust modalities for legal aid in terms of having trained panels of lawyers and adequate front offices in light of the impending appeals to be filed before Foreigners Tribunals by people…

CJP moves SC to include MP, HP in its ‘Love Jihad’ petition National Herald

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed an application before the Supreme Court of India seeking to amend its original writ petition that challenged the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand anti-conversion laws. The original video may be viewed here

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