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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…

Ram Gopal Yadav appeals for his right to vote A part of CJP's campaign #LetMigrantsVote for the voting rights of migrant workers

Ram Gopal Yadav, a migrant worker from Bihar, appeals to the government. To facilitate measures for migrant workers to vote from their city of work. Sign the petition here: https://cjp.org.in/let-migrant-vote/ 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…

Sagar Ali appeals for his right to vote CJP campaigns for migrant workers' right to vote #LetMigrantsVote

Sagar Ali, a migrant worker from West Bengal, appeals to the government to facilitate measures for migrant workers to vote from their city of work. 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 against Hunger: Rations and…

Rajib Alam appeals for his right to vote CJP's #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

Rajib Alam, a migrant worker from Bihar,  appeals to the government to facilitate measures for migrant workers to vote from their city of work. 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 against Hunger: Rations and essentials…

The migrant’s right to vote Indian Express

Election Commission must ensure optimal conditions for exercise of this freedom. While the US granted universal adult franchise incrementally, India moved from a restrictive 15 per cent of Indians having (limited) voting rights to universal adult franchise, driven by the transformative impetus of the national movement and the ideals of equality and non-discrimination that it…

मायग्रंट डायरीज: मुन्ना शेख लॉकडाउन के दौरान ट्रेन से 62 घंटे में मुंबई से कटिहार पहुंचे प्रवासी कामगार ने कहा, "उम्मीद है बिहार सरकार कुछ पैसा और राशन दे ताकि हम जिंदा रह सकें."

27 साल के मुन्ना शेख, बांद्रा में शास्त्री नगर इलाके में 15 लोगों के साथ रहते थे. बांद्रा का यह इलाका कम कमाई वाले लोगों की रिहाइश है. यहां देश के तमाम राज्यों के हजारों प्रवासी कामगार रहते हैं. मुन्ना शेख को रोजगार की तलाश में 15 साल पहले बिहार से मुंबई आना पड़ा था.…

Migrant Diaries: Atiur Rehman “Not a penny in my pocket for three months, not a grain in my belly for three days before CJP helped me,” recalls a migrant worker from West Bengal

The Covid-19 pandemic could have been an opportunity for all of us as a society to showcase our most compassionate and humane side. But many employers and middle-men took this opportunity to further exploit their labourers, especially impoverished and often unlettered migrants, and push them to the brink of starvation. This is the story of…

मायग्रंट डायरीज : गणेश यादव “एक बार मुंबई रहने लायक सुरक्षित हो जाए, तो मैं फिर इसकी ओर रुख करूंगा,” कहते हैं मधुबनी जिले के रसोइए जिनको बिहार में कोई आर्थिक भविष्य नहीं दिखता

मुंबई में रसोइए का काम करने वाले पैंतीस साल के गणेश यादव अपने फ़न में माहिर हैं. खाना बनाने में उनका कोई सानी नहीं. अपने काम में उन्हें बड़ा आनंद आता है. तीन बच्चों के पिता गणेश एक विनम्र व्यक्ति हैं. वह कहते हैं, “मेरे पास यही एकमात्र हुनर है. लेकिन इसी की बदौलत मैं…

Migrant Diaries: Abul Hasan Mirza “I'll invite you home for a meal soon. We want to thank you,” says an optimistic construction supervisor who shared the rations he got with his team

Abul Hasan Mirza is a rare kind of migrant worker. He is a supervisor at construction sites, and works for a company called Hotema. When the coronavirus pandemic descended like a nightmare he stood his ground and didn’t abandon those who worked under his charge. Like many migrants leaving Mumbai, Mirza could also have boarded…

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