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CJP sends complaint to India Today for its sting operation on Madrasas, terming them as hotspots The complaint also questions the sting operation and the hate peddled through the show

India Today has been conducting investigative journalism on COVID-19 related matters and in the 4th part of this series, its focus was on Madrasas. This show titled “Madrasa Hotpots: India Today Investigation” was hosted by Rahul Kanwal and was aired on April 10. This show was heavily and widely criticised for being blatantly Islamophobic and…

Khalid saifi

Condemn police brutality on Khalid Saifi

Khalid Saifi is an activist fighting against CAA-NPR-NRC. He had appealed to the protestors to demonstrate peacefully. But, on 26trh February he has arrested by the Delhi Police. While in custody, he was tortured by the police and came out heavily injured hours after being arrested. We condemn the brazen violence unleashed on him by…

NHRC Takes Note Of Complaints

CJP in Action: NHRC takes note of complaints, issues notice to UP police chief  After receiving multiple complaints about violence against anti-CAA protesters, NHRC seeks a report from UP police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken cognizance of the many complaints received by it concerning the several human rights violations in police action undertaken during anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh. Teesta Setalvad’s complaint on behalf of Citizens for Justice and Peace was one of the complaints received and officially taken on record by…

Study finds anti-Muslim prejudices among police personnel 1 in 3 justify mob violence in cow slaughter incidents

A study by Common Cause- Centre for the study of developing societies (CSDS), Lokneeti has revealed disturbing prejudices of police personnel towards Muslims on the question of committing violence. The study has also highlighted prejudicial attitudes in the incidents of mob violence. While no statistics of actual representation of Muslims within the police force are available…

Social -Media

Hate Watch: Facebook a favourite of hate mongers? Right wing groups and celebrities using the platform to spread fake news and spew venom

As a part of our ongoing Hate Watch campaign, we have now identified several additional social media accounts, particularly on Facebook, which are full of abusive and hateful posts. It appears that Facebook has become the platform of choice for influencers, troll armies and even ordinary people to spread hate, fake news and misinformation thereby threatening…

CJP Impact

CJP Impact: Our appeals help ensure hearings and due process in Assam Notices about plight of those ‘excluded’ from NRC corrections process get mass response

CJP’s team of volunteers working tirelessly on the ground in Assam have achieved have achieved a huge success this fortnight. Our Assam team was compelled to widely circulate notices in Assamese and Bengali to ensure those being excluded from due process and hearings at the NRC centres, actually got justice. Large number of hapless persons…

CJP’s response to NRC concerns about story on Muslim family attacked in Morigaon NRC authorities tweeted: No link between hearing and "tiff/quarrel" outside hearing center

On May 31, 2019, we had reported on how an indigenous Assamese Muslim family was attacked on May 29 when they went to attend a National Register of Citizens (NRC) process related claims and objections hearing in Morigaon district. CJP community volunteers had intervened and taken the injured to hospital. But on June 12, 2019,…

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CJP saves indigenous Assamese Muslim family attacked in Assam Men attacked with hammers, women assaulted outside NRC hearing center

In a shocking incident, an indigenous Muslim man was brutally attacked by a group of people just outside a center where hearings are held as a part of the Claims and Objections process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The women in his family were also harassed. CJP quickly stepped in to protect the…

USCIRF report says India saw declining religious freedom conditions in 2018 Report once again classifies India as Tier 2 country

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recently released an annual report that examines the state of religious freedom in several countries around the world, including India. The countries are categorised into two tiers, with India once again being placed in Tier 2, “for engaging in or tolerating religious freedom violations that meet…

Delhi Court directs CBI to provide Fatima Nafis with Key Case Documents Copies of Closure Report and Witness Statements to be given in electronic form in two weeks

On April 23, a Delhi court ruled that Fatima Nafis is not only entitled to file a protest petition against the closure report in the investigation into her son Najeeb’s disappearance, but also to copies of the report, all related documents as well as statements of witnesses. The court has directed the CBI to submit…

My Ancestors were Freedom Fighters, I will not let my Grief tear the Nation apart Son killed in Asansol riots, Imam Imdadul Rashidi appeals against violence and vengeance

Asansol’s Imam Imdadul Rashidi’s young son was killed during the ram navami riots that swept through Asansol in 2018. At that moment of grief, the Imam not only appealed for peace but also ensured that there was no retaliation. He even refused to pursue police investigation into the death. This, like Gandhiji in Noakhali during…

Ahead of elections, meat shops targeted by BJP MLA, Hindu Sena Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Two Hindu Sena members were arrested for allegedly forcing meat shop owners to shut their businesses in view of the Navratri festival, a Gurugram police official from Haryana state said on Sunday. “Rakesh and Pramod (Singh) along with 40 other members of the Hindu Sena have been booked for threatening meat shop owners with dire…

Celebration of Violence by Ideological Stormtroopers of the Regime is Sickening From the Secretary's Desk

Its been a challenging five years. Between 2017-2019 (between when the book was first published) until now, the lines have been even more sharply drawn. Between the vast majority of Indians committed to the fundamentals of constitutional and republican governance and a vocal section determined to violently alter the course of history, determinedly destroy the…

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