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27 deaths later, it’s time to wake up Assam and the detention camps menace claims 27 lives till date

The detention camps in Assam are in 6 locations and are housed in makeshift facilities in District Jails. In the past 9 years, 27 deaths have taken place of detainees in Assam. CJP had first accessed a list of the all those who have died in Assam’s dreaded detention camps. In this list published as…

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Assam Detention Camp death: Dulal Paul’s family accepts body Declared 'foreigner' in 2017, he had been incarcerated at the Tezpur Detention Camp

The family of 65 Dulal Chandra Paul have finally accepted his body for performing his last rites, almost 10 days after he breathed his last at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMHC). Paul, who had been declared foreigner and had been incarcerated at the Tezpur Detention Camp reportedly suffered from diabetes and a heart…

Expert Group Report on Development Challenges in Extremist Affected Areas (May 2006) The Planning Commission set up the 16-Member Expert Group on “Development Issues to deal with the causes of Discontent, Unrest and Extremism”.

The Group was established to investigate into the processes and causes which contributed to “continued tensions and alienation in the areas of unrest and discontent”, such as wide-spread displacement, forest issues, insecure tenancies and other forms of exploitation, identify causes for low social and human development indicators, suggest measures to upgrade the levels of governance…

EXCLUSIVE! Assam FT declares 282 people foreigner: Signed orders MISSING or full of errors Gauhati HC directs 57 cases be heard afresh

In a shocking instance of negligence and possible abuse of power, 282 people were declared foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) in Assam without any record of due process, reasoning or even a signed order! When the Gauhati High Court took suo motu cognizance of the matter, and ordered an inquiry, it was revealed that…

Bangladeshi bogeyman myth EXPOSED in Assam! One-third of people excluded from NRC are non-Bengalis, many from indigenous tribes and ethnic groups!

The entire debate around outsiders and foreigners has been based on the long held belief that Bangladeshi infiltrators are threatening the demography and culture of Assam. But now as per a community wise break-up of the over 19 lakh people excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), nearly a third of the people…

अगर NRC में मेरा नाम नहीं आता तो मैं आत्महत्या कर लेता : हसन अली CJP की मदद से फाइनल NRC लिस्ट में जगह बनाने में हुए कामयाब

मार्च 2019 में असम के हांस छाड़ा गांव में रहने वाले हसन अली ने खुदकुशी की कोशिश की थी. वजह क्या थी? दरअसल, हसन का नाम NRC के फाइनल ड्राफ्ट में नहीं था. हसन अली को उनके दोस्तों को बचा लिया. उन्होंने उस रस्सी को काट दिया, जिससे उन्होंने फंदा लगाने की कोशिश की थी.…

CJP answers a widow’s wail in Assam Working to release mistakenly jailed woman and her son from Detention Camp

In a shocking case of mistaken identity, Khatimun Nessa, an elderly widow, was declared foreigner and sent to the Tezpur detention camp. In a double blow to the family, her son Idris Ali was also declared foreigner and incarcerated because of this mistake. So far, both mother and son, have spent three years two months…

PASSPORT TO KILL News 18

For 50 years, illegal immigration has been at the centre of Assam politics. The anxiety over NRC is now pushing people over the brink: 33 people have killed themselves so far, six in July itself. Guwahati: Angad Sutradhar, an unschooled labourer from Assam’s Baksa district, left home for a stroll on the evening of 8 July 2015.…

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Re-verification notices spark panic in Assam, SC order violated? Family meets with accident on the way to hearing

Thousands of re-verification notices have been served in lower Assam summoning people for hearings, virtually overnight, in places as much as 400 kilometers away! Poor access and transportation have rendered this latest move by the NRC authorities callous and brutal, apart from being in clear violation of the July 23, 2019 order of the Supreme…

The Notorious Foreigners’ Tribunals of Assam What are FTs and what do they do?

Assam’s dreaded Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) are back in focus after the Ministry of Home Affairs told the Parliament that over 1 million people have been declared foreigners in Assam by FTs so far! But what exactly are FTs and what do these tribunals do? Watch this video to find out.     Related: CJP in…

Assam: Suicide fearing loss of Citizenship Assam NRC

In the last few years, the Kafkaesque process of determining citizenship has created unprecedented stress and apprehension in millions of people in Assam. From the state election commission marking D-voter arbitrarily, to possible incarceration in Detention Camps, non transparent working of Foreigner Tribunals and political and bureaucratic meddling in the NRC process, the crisis of…

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam

Citizenship and NRC related deaths in Assam A compilation by CJP as of July 18, 2019

In Assam, nearly 60 people have lost their lives and their deaths are connected to citizenship related issues. While some have allegedly committed suicide due to frustration, anxiety and helplessness related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), some allegedly took their own lives fearing incarceration in detention camps. There are also some people who…

क्या असम में नागरिकता निर्धारित करने वाली प्रक्रिया गरीब और पिछड़ों के खिलाफ पक्षपातपूर्ण है? कागज़ातों की कमी के कारण अक्सर प्रभावित होते हैं अनपढ़, दरिद्र और विवाहित महिलाएँ

असम राज्य में ‘नागरिकता’ का मसला बेहद ही गंभीर मुद्दा है, जहां “स्थानीय और बाहरी” होने का विवाद अक्सर हिंसा और मृत्यु का कारण बन जाता है। राज्य के निवासियों को उम्मीद है कि, नागरिकों के राष्ट्रीय रजिस्टर (NRC) को असम समझौते की मूल भावनाओं को ध्यान में रखते हुए अपडेट किया गया है। मगर गंभीर चिंता का विषय…

असम के डिटेंशन कैंप में क़ैद 70 वर्ष की महिला शायद रिहाई तक जीवित न रह सके CJP के प्रतिनिधिमंडल ने महिला के पुत्र से मुलाकात की, जो अपनी बीमार माँ की रिहाई के लिए जद्दोजहद कर रहा है

जून 2019, CJP वरिष्ठ वकीलों और पत्रकारों के एक प्रतिनिधिमंडल के साथ असम में ज़मीनी हालात का जायज़ा लेने पहुंची। चिरांग जिले के बिजनी गाँव में, हमारी मुलाकात बिस्वनाथ दास से हुई, जिसकी 70 वर्षीय माँ, पारबती, कोकराझार के डिटेंशन कैंप में 2 साल 8 महीने से क़ैद हैं। हमने बिस्वनाथ को बताया कि सुप्रीम कोर्ट…

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