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NRC Anxiety Allegedly Leads To One More 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…

National Register of Citizens

Citizenship proof documents a sign of Conspiracy of Exclusion in Assam? Underprivileged people rarely have any of these documents, women worst affected

Citizenship is a very touchy subject in the state of Assam, where the ‘insider vs outsider’ debate has often ended in violence and death. As the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated, residents hope it is done in the original spirit of the Assam Accord. However, there are also concerns about the exclusion…

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners

असम में FT ने 63959 लोगों की गैरमौजूदगी में उन्हें विदेशी घोषित किया गृह मंत्रालय द्वारा FT और डिटेंशन कैंप से जुड़ा चौका देने वाला खुलासा

लोकसभा के समक्ष एक चौंका देने वाला खुलासे में गृह मंत्रालय ने यह स्वीकार किया है कि FT की सुनवाई में शामिल हुए बिना ही लगभग साठ हजार से अधिक लोगों को विदेशी घोषित किया गया है। गृह मंत्रालय ने काँग्रेस नेता शशि थरूर के छह सवालों का जवाब देते हुए यह बात कही। गृह मंत्रालय में राज्य…

Assam Detention Camps: 70 year old woman might not live long enough to be released CJP delegation meets son who makes passionate plea to set ailing mother free

In June 2019, CJP led a delegation of eminent lawyers and journalists to Assam to take stock of ground realities. During our visit to Bijni in Chirang district we met Biswanath Das whose 70 year old mother Parbati has been languishing in the Kokrajhar Detention Camp for over 2 years and 8 months. We informed…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

63959 people declared foreigners ex parte in Assam! MHA reveals shocking figures related to Foreigners' Tribunals and Detention Camps

In a shocking revelation before the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has admitted that over sixty thousand people have been declared foreigners ex parte i.e without them ever appearing before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT). The MHA was responding to six questions raised by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. The responses were made by…

New MHA order setback for citizens’ rights in Assam? Order grants multiple officials right to make FT reference, FTs get unspecified powers

On May 30, 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an ‘Extraordinary Order’ via a Gazette which in effect appears not only grant powers to multiple authorities to make a reference to Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT), but also grants rather nebulous powers to FTs themselves.  FTs are quasi-judicial authorities that decide upon the question of…

Tuticorin firing

Tuticorin firing: Report slams TN for apathy, inadequate compensation and inaction People's Watch Report highlights gaps in approach of TN govt, NHRC, CBI, Justice Aruna Jagadeesan Committee

In a damning indictment of the State’s lack of compassion for victims and survivors of May 22, 2018 Tuticorin massacre, a new report by a human rights organisation has found that not only was the compensation inadequate, but that there was also a lack of accountability by multiple agencies looking into the matter. The report…

Bengali Hindu dies

Another Bengali Hindu dies in an Assam Detention Camp 70 year old used to sell snacks by the street side before being declared foreigner

70 year old Amrit Das became the latest example of what some people in Assam are beginning to call a 3D death. He was first pronounced a D-Voter. Then a Foreigners’ Tribunal ruled that he was a Declared Foreigner and finally he died in a Detention Camp. This is the 43rd such death in the state.   A resident…

BREAKING: Dr. Hiren Gohain reacts to Sedition case against him Assamese intellectual had opposed Citizenship Amendment Bill

Reacting to the sedition charges against him, Dr Hiren Gohain makes it clear that whatever he has being saying against the citizenship amendment bill , has been in favor of secularism and hence in favor of a democratic India. In fact, it seems that the sedition case against him is just a pressure tactic by…

Zakia Jafri Case back in Spotlight

ज़किया ज़ाफ़री मामला फिर आया सुर्ख़ियों में प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

ज़किया ज़ाफरी द्वारा दायर स्पेशल लीव पिटिशन, जिसे गुजरात हाईकोर्ट ने 5 अक्टूबर 2017 को ख़ारिज कर दिया था वो मामला अब सुप्रीम कोर्ट में है, जिसकी सुनवाई सोमवार 19 नवम्बर को होगी. अपनी याचिका में ज़किया ज़ाफरी ने गुजरात दंगों में नरेन्द्र मोदी को क्लीन चिट दिए जाने का विरोध किया था. 8 दिसंबर…

Police brutality against teaching candidates

CJP writes to NHRC over Police brutality against teaching candidates in Lucknow, UP Yet another instance of violence against protesters by the Uttar Pradesh Police

Taking note of another recent incident in which the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police once again brutally targeted student activists, CJP has lodged a strong protest with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC): this time, candidates who were peacefully protesting procedural lapses in the selection process for assistant teachers in the state. On November 2, students were…

Handcuffed in hospital, Assam man fights for his life Ratan Chandra Biswas spent 2.5 years in a detention camp

Illegally framed as a “foreigner”, Ratan Chandra Biswas, is handcuffed in the Goalpara hospital Civil Hospital, battling for his life. Emaciated and shivering, his condition is bitter testimony to the ghastly conditions in Assam’s six detention camps, where over 2,000 persons are estimated to be incarcerated. Guwahati, November 4: Ratan Chandra Biswas, framed as a…

“Genocidal intent” in Human Rights violations committed against Rohingya in Myanmar: UN UN Fact-Finding Mission raises serious allegations against Myanmar authorities

Days after the first anniversary of a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee the country, the United Nations released an in-depth report outlining the vast scale of human rights violations in the country. It is a damning indictment of the actions of the Myanmar authorities, even as…

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