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CJP moves NCM against Adesh Gupta for calling Bangladeshi and Rohingya immigrants ‘Terrorists’ The Delhi BJP Chief had claimed that their presence poses a threat to Delhi's security

In yet another attempt to counter hate speech, CJP has approached the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) regarding the repeated remarks made by BJP Chief Adesh Gupta against the Muslim minority and addressing ‘Bangladeshi’ and ‘Rohingya’ Muslims as ‘Terrorists’. It is important to note here that it was Adesh Gupta’s repeated Hate speech that incited…

Dalit widow spared life behind bars due to CJP’s intervention The septuagenarian was part of the refugee stream that came to India before the Bangladesh War broke out

Life had already dealt Champa Das a tough hand. Not only was she a Dalit woman, she had been living in penury after the death of her husband and son. But things got even worse when she was served notice to appear before a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam and defend her Indian citizenship. But she…

CJP Impact: Four migrant workers from Birbhum district get long overdue wages CJP fellow’s intervention led to release of dues to the tune of Rs 1,80,000

In yet another example of CJP’s community outreach empowering the ordinary Indian, four migrant workers from West Bengal, who had been denied wages for their work in Maharashtra, were finally paid their dues by their labour contractor. Kiran, Raju and Kurban were unemployed and were stuck at home in Kathia village of Paikar area in…

कश्मीर फाइल्स फ़िल्म घटना को बढ़ाचढ़ा कर और तथ्यात्मक रूप से ग़लत पेश करती है : संजय टिक्कू कश्मीरी पंडित संघर्ष समिति के प्रमुख संजय टिक्कू ने उस स्थिति का खुलासा किया है जो कश्मीरी पंडितों के पलायन के समय वहाँ हुआ था।

1989-90 में संजय टिक्कू की उम्र तकरीबन 20 साल थी। वे कश्मीरी पंडितों के पलायन के चश्मदीद गवाह हैं। अपनी इस खास बातचीत में वे घटनाओं को वास्तविक तौर पर याद करते हैं। वे बताते हैं कि कश्मीर फाइल्स फिल्म इसे बेहद नाटकीय तरीके से दर्शाती है। उन्हें डर है कि यह समुदायों के बीच…

Hate Buster: IAS officer laments how the plight of Kashmir Pandits is being exploited Sudha Koul, Kashmir’s first woman IAS officer, disagrees with the divisive movie The Kashmir Files

“Home is home and I have too few summers left to waste for the political benefit of contemptible opportunists,” says Sudha Koul, the first woman IAS officer from Kashmir, adding her voice to that of many Kashmiri Pandits who have called out the propaganda driven film The Kashmir Files, that continues to be used as…

CJP Grassroots Fellow helps Jharkhand migrant worker get pending wages Mohd. Ripon Sheikh helped a young mason by taking his plea to higher authorities

Migrant workers in India face severe exploitation at the hands of contractors, a sad reality that became worse during the Covid-19 pandemic. One such migrant worker, Mirchand Sheikh, a mason, did not receive his meagre wages for as long as three months. To help him assert his right to dues, CJP Fellow Mohd. Ripon Sheikh helped…

CJP Impact: WB gov’t confirms Gangadhar Pramanik’s Indian citizenship CJP had helped secure his release from an Assam detention centre

In some heart-warming news, the West Bengal government has confirmed the Indian citizenship of Gangadhar Pramanik, a man who had left Bankura a decade ago to look for a job in Assam, but instead found himself behind bars at the Goalpara Detention Centre. CJP had helped secure his release on conditional bail and our team…

Guilty till proven Innocent! heraldgoa.in

One of the basic principles of the criminal justice system is that the benefit of doubt must always be extended in favour of the accused — 1000 culprits can escape, but not even 1 innocent should be punished. Also the United Nations had incorporated the principle — Innocent till proven guilty — in its Declaration…

Bengal government confirms Indian citizenship of Gangadhar Pramanik The Telegraph

The migrant worker was kept for over three years in a detention centre in Assam after he was declared a ‘foreigner’ A team of Bengal government officials visited Radhanagar village in Bankura on Friday and confirmed the Indian citizenship of Gangadhar Pramanik, who was kept for over three years in a detention centre in Assam…

Foreigner! Bankura youth in Assam jail for 4 years Anandabazar Patrika

Gangadhar Pramanik, a young man from Bishnupur in Bankura, went to Assam in the hope of finding a way to earn a living. Didn’t get job, got imprisonment instead! In 2017, the Assam Border Branch police sent Gangadhar’s name to the foreigners tribunal as a suspicious foreigner. Gangadhar could not have imagined that he would…

Bankura youth in Assam jail for 4 years! Anandabazar Patrika

গঙ্গাধর প্রামাণিক কোনও একটা রোজগারের উপায় বেরোবে এই আশায় অসমে পাড়ি দিয়েছিলেন বাঁকুড়ার বিষ্ণুপুরের যুবক গঙ্গাধর প্রামাণিক। কাজ জোটেনি, বদলে জোটে কারাবাস! ২০১৭ সালে অসমের সীমান্ত শাখার পুলিশ গঙ্গাধরের নাম সন্দেহজনক বিদেশি হিসেবে ফরেনার্স ট্রাইবুনালে পাঠায়। নিজের দেশের মধ্যেই পড়শি রাজ্যে যে তাঁকে হঠাৎ ‘বাংলাদেশি’ হিসাবে কাঠগড়ায় তোলা হবে ভাবতে পারেননি গঙ্গাধর। তাই সঙ্গে রাখেননি…

CJP Helped Gangadhar To Meet His Mother After Spending 4-years In Detention Centre In Assam Sentinel Assam

Gangadhar said that when he reached Guwahati, a person has offered him a job, food, and shelter. A 23-year old person who is a resident of West Bengal and was declared a foreigner by Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam and put him behind the bars in Goalpara detention camp finally released and met with his family.…

Bengal worker’s plight at a ‘transit camp’ in Assam The Telegraph

Gangadhar carries with him a harrowing preview of the fate that awaits people when citizenship regimens are enforced in a country with poor documentation record Gangadhar Pramanik (left) with his mother Bharati at their Bankura home, along with officials of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), on Wednesday Telegraph picture Gangadhar Pramanik returned to his…

Back from citizenship ‘hellhole’: West Bengal worker’s plight at ‘transit camp’ in Assam greatbengaltoday.com

Gangadhar carries with him a harrowing preview of the fate that awaits people when citizenship regimens are enforced in a country with poor documentation record Snehamoy Chakraborty, Umanand Jaiswal: Gangadhar Pramanik returned to his home in Bengal on Wednesday from a detention camp in Assam, carrying with him a harrowing sneak preview of the probable…

Citizenship Trauma: Ganga Reaches Home After Years In Assam Detention Centre assampress.com

  Guwahati: Almost a decade later, Gangadhar Pramanik from West Bengal who was declared foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam and put behind bar at the Goalpara detention centre, finally reunited with his family in Bankura recently. The then 23-year-old Gangadhar had left his home in search of work. Lived in abject poverty and…

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