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Wrong intention, wrong rationale, wrong method: Teesta Setalvad on CAA-NPR-NRC CJP secretary also slams regime for human rights crisis in Assam in wake of the NRC

At a recent seminar organized by Jharkhand Nagrik Prayas at Social Development Centre in Ranchi, CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad deconstructed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR) to showcase just how they were just a part of the regime’s divisive agenda. The seminar had been organised to discuss the growing attacks…

सीएए (नागरिकता संशोधन क़ानून) पर केन्‍द्र सरकार द्वारा जारी प्रश्‍नोत्‍तरी (FAQ) का नुक्‍़तेवार खण्‍डन भारत सरकार की प्रश्‍नोत्‍तरी जितना बताती है उससे अधिक छिपाती क्‍यों है - एडवोकेट मिहिर देसाई

सीएए/एनआरसी पर केन्‍द्र सरकार द्वारा जारी प्रश्‍नोत्‍तरी (FAQ) पूरी तरह गुमराह करनेवाली है और कई बार तो यह बिल्‍कुल झूठी जानकारी‍ देती है। यह जितना बताती है उससे कहीं अधिक छिपाती है। सरकार ने हर सवाल का जो जवाब जारी किये हैं, उनमें से हर जवाब के अन्‍त में मेरी टिप्‍पणियाँ भी हैं। अक्‍सर पूछे…

India’s poorest citizens will bear the brunt of NPR-NRC (English) How & Why NPR-NRC is anti-poor, anti-SC/ST/OBC as well as anti-Muslim

Imagine how difficult and costly the process of proving ones citizenship will be in a country where 90% of the workforce is in the unorganised sector and millions migrate every year in search for better livelihoods. Imagine how disproportionate the burden of document searching and lining up to be enlisted will be for daily wagers.…

NPR manual released Attempts to conflate NPR with census deliberate?

The manual giving detailed instructions to census workers as to how to collect all information for updating the National Population Register (NPR) has been released. This comes at a peculiar time given how the government appears to be backtracking on conducting a nationwide exercise along the lines of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was…

Why the CAA must be opposed, because it discriminates An Expert Analysis of the CAA 2019

An Analysis of the CAA 2019 Ram Kumar The CAA 2019 is confusing. Some muddle it with the problematic NRC. Others are unclear about what it actually implies. It might be worth looking at it in some detail. This is an amendment to the Citizenship Act 1955. We must read the Citizenship Act with this…

Advocate Mihir Desai’s point by point rebuttal of the GOI’s FAQ on CAA/ NPR-NRC Why the GOI FAQs hide more than they reveal

FAQ BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ON CAA https://pibindia.wordpress.com/2019/12/20/q-a-on-nrc-national-register-of-citizens/#more-20113   A Point by Point Rebuttal        Mihir Desai   The FAQ released by the Central Government on CAA/ NRC is highly misguiding and at times gives totally false information. It hides more than it reveals.  At the end of the answer issued by the Government to…

Understanding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NRC and NPR An action packed day for CJP

Malegaon: On 15th December 2019, CJP was invited to multiple meetings where CJP’s secretary Teesta Setalvad addressed the press in a hour long interaction. In her speech, she said that Citizenship was our Constitutional right and this right was being attacked because of this government’s policies and the recent amendment to the Citizen Amendment Act…

Facebook looks away as hate speech multiplies : Equality Labs According to Equality Labs' “Facebook India: Towards the tipping point in violence, caste and religious hate speech."

Equality Labs produced a report concerning hate speech on facebook during 2018 and It reveals disturbingly real threats that facebook content presents to an estimated 300 million Indian caste, religious, gender, and queer minorities both in India and abroad. Without urgent intervention, they fear that India will see hate speech weaponized into a trigger for…

Manipur insurgent group threatens violence if villagers don’t vote for BJP Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

In an act of impudence and an outright insult to the democratic process in the country, the Kuki National Army (KNA), a Manipur based terrorist group has reportedly threatened villagers with dire consequences if they fail to ensure that 90 percent of their votes go the BJP. Thangboi Haokip, Commander of the KNA, allegedly threatened a gathering of village chiefs in…

AIPF writes to Election Commission, seeks action on poll code violations Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

The All India People’s Forum (AIPF) has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner regarding “violations of the Election Code by political parties by illegal and manipulative use of religion in the election campaign, and defaming India’s defence forces”. In its memorandum, which is also addressed to members of the Election Commission of India…

#SignUpToFightHate इस चुनाव प्रक्रिया में, नफ़रत की बात, कोई भी उम्मीदवार ना कर सकें: हर्ष मंदर CJP के #HateFreeElections कैंपेन से जुड़ें

मानवधिकार कार्यकर्ता हर्ष मंदर आने वाले चुनाव में नफरत की राजनीति को रोकने का अनुरोध करते हैं.   Related: #SignUpToFightHate: Join CJP’s new initiative for #HateFreeElections2019 #HateOffender: Tejasvi Surya’s Bigotry Exposed “Muslims should sweep office floor if they want tickets”: KS Eshwarappa  

#SignUpToFightHate “For fair elections, we need a climate which is free from fear”: Harsh Mander Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Writer, researcher and human rights activist Harsh Mander talks to CJP about the importance of free and fair elections, and the need to fight hate to ensure this. #HateFreeElections   Related: #SignUpToFightHate: Join CJP’s new initiative for #HateFreeElections2019 #HateOffender: Tejasvi Surya’s Bigotry Exposed “Muslims should sweep office floor if they want tickets”: KS Eshwarappa  

#SignUpToFightHate: Join CJP’s new initiative for #HateFreeElections2019 Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

This election, let’s come together to fight hate speech, hate threats and hate crimes. We deserve a hate free Election 2019. Join CJP’s campaign for #HateFreeElections. Related: #HateOffender: Tejasvi Surya’s Bigotry Exposed “Muslims should sweep office floor if they want tickets”: BJP’s KS Eshwarappa Former judge in the dock for inflammatory speech at J&K rally

A Brief History of the Insider vs Outsider debate in Assam In conversation with Prof. Abdul Mannan

Prof. Abdul Mannan takes us through the genesis and evolution of the insider vs outsider divide in Assam. He also explains how the animosity that for born out of a fear of change in the ethnic demography of the region gradually also ended up taking a communal hue.     Also Read: Plight of Women…

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