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After spending two years in detention camp, elderly woman finally released Way2Barak

Despite being an Indian citizen, Shanti Basfore was released after spending two years in a detention camp. Despite having all kinds of documents, this woman in her sixties became an illegal citizen. After 2 years and 29 days, she returned home with the help of Citizens for Justice & Peace.  Shanti is a resident of…

Joykrishna released from detention camp due to daughter’s persistence Bartalipi

For COVID, using as a weapon of Supreme Court and Gauhati High Court’s order, Joykrishna Paul has been released from the Goalpara Detention camp after two years. Citizens For Justice and Peace (CJP) has rendered the helping hands to the family in this case. However, 21 years Monalisa Paul, daughter of Joykrishna Paul has taken…

TV and Social Media news coverage of Shanti Basfore Pratidin Time, North East Bulletin, Ishan News, Ishan News Digital, DPeoples Time, DNews, Times 30, Sky News Assam

Pratidin Time https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=466818121072961 Northeast Bulletin:- https://www.facebook.com/nebulletin/videos/413070626323301/ Ishan News Digital:- https://www.facebook.com/103551101127944/videos/234964748394685/ Ishan News:- https://www.facebook.com/newsishan/videos/318477023186904/ dPEOPLEs Time:- https://www.facebook.com/dPEOPLEsTIME/videos/3885816484862038/ D News:- https://fb.watch/5X3KaHAUFi/ Times30:- https://www.facebook.com/100010618784453/posts/1439893499707929/ Sky News Assam:- https://www.facebook.com/assamskynews/videos/3409465675823762/

Assam gov’t gets a headstart on CAA, even as protests persist Assam has resisted CAA since its inception for being antithetical to the provisions of the Assam Accord

On March 19, Political Department, Dispur, Guwahati issued a notice directing the Commissioner of Police, Kamrup, Superintendent of Police and Foreigners Registration Officers to display on their website provisions of The Citizenship Act relating to grant of Indian citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan at the time of granting Long Term Visa (LTV). …

Breaking the curse! Shanti-Doyjan return from detention camp Bartalipi

Despite being an Indian citizen, 60-year-old Shanti Basfore and 42-year-old Doyjan Bibi were detained in the detention camp. They had to stay in detention camps for more than two years due to poverty and the unilateral verdict of the Foreigners Tribunal. Despite having all the documents and evidence as Indian citizens, they have been imprisoned…

Amala Das returned home after spending two years and four days in detention camp Bartalipi

Detention camps will be demolished if we come to power. And those Bangladeshis who are here, they should be ready to go to the other side. This is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the 2014 election campaign. His party has come to power twice in a row. Far from demolishing detention camps, the…

It’s the need of hour to accept the NRC with some errors Niyamiya Barta

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is the result of the non stop process of the last decade. Though it has some errors, it’s not completely wrong. Therefore, the Assam Public Works (APW) main petitioner, who filed petition regarding the updation of NRC has urged to accept the NRC which has been published under the…

Chorus grows to defend voting rights of Migrant Workers Association for Democratic Rights holds webinar; CJP had launched campaign in July 2020

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) held a webinar on Thursday bringing together activists and Human Rights groups to draw attention to migrant labourers’ right to vote and how it is often violated under the present system. Speakers included three former Chief Election Commissioner Dr. SY Quraishi, Dr. Nasim Zaidi and OP Rawat, as well…

*Gopesh died leaving his wife Amla in a detention camp* Bartalipi (Shilchor, Assam)

It’s been a year since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed, But the Bangladeshis who have been declared foreigners in Assam are dying day after day to get citizenship under it. Two days ago, 104-year-old Chandradhar Das of Barak Valley died, wearing a foreign badge. He was counting down the days to apply for citizenship…

Gopesh’s wife returned home for a while to finish Shakha-Sindoor’s part Samoik Prasanga

What a cruel episode of life! In the intricacy of the document she could not prove her connection with her father, that’s why the foreigner badge is sitting next to her name. Since then her place has been in detention camp. Husband Gopesh Das was disturbed to see the middle-aged woman living in the prison’s…

*Amla in D-camp, she didn’t even see her husband’s face for the last time.* Samoik Prasanga

With the pain of foreigners scandal, Chandradhar Das sank to the brink of death on Sunday. He had high hopes in his life, maybe he will get the recognition of ‘Indian’ before his death. But the law of the land could not cover the pain of Chandradhar who has passed hundreds of years. He was…

104-year-old ‘declared foreigner’ dies in Assam Arrested at 101, he spent 3 months in an Assam detention camp!

Chandrahar Das, a registered refugee from Bangladesh, was declared ‘foreigner’ as the Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease afflicted man, arrested at the age of 101, could not recall when he crossed into the country! Over half a century ago, when Chandrahar Das was a young man, he fled Bangladesh and made his way to Assam via…

Covid-19 and the egregious condition of the working class Dealing with starvation and the struggle for survival

The current unprecedented crisis of the Covid-19 epidemic is not only a medical emergency but also a crisis for economy and employment, where the worst hit are indubitably the vulnerable workers and laborers. The fortuitous are the ones that get the luxury to work from home, follow the norms of social distancing and are nonchalant…

Ailing septuagenarian being forced to appear before Assam FT! Seje Bala Ghosh is the daughter of a freedom fighter

In March this year, we had brought to you the story of Seje Bala Ghosh, the daughter of a freedom fighter, who was served a notice to appear before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) in Assam despite her name appearing in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). CJP had taken up her case, but now…

Jay Prakash Saav appeals for his right to vote Help CJP's campaign #LetMigrantsVote by signing our petition

Jay Prakash Saav, a migrant worker from Jharkhand, appeals to the government to facilitate measures for migrant workers to vote from their city of work. Sign the petition here. CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied to needy families from the North East CJP…

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