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পরিযায়ীদের কথা : টিঙ্কু শেখ "অভাব না থাকলে, আমরা আমাদের জন্মভূমি ছেড়ে কেন গেলাম ?" পরিযায়ী শ্রমিক জিজ্ঞেস করলেন।

কোবিদ ১৯ লকডাউন এর মাঝে পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকদের চরম দুরবস্থা আমাদের সামনে রোজ ভেসে আসছে। ‘পরিযায়ী শ্রমিক’ এই শব্দর পেছনে একজন মানুষ রয়েছেন এবং সেই একজন মানুষ যখন তাঁর যাত্রা, দুরবস্থা, ছোট খাটো আনন্দ, ভয়. বেদনার ব্যাখ্যা করেন, তখন বোঝা যায় এই ভয়াবহ বিভীষিকার আসল চিত্র। এপ্রিল এ, CJP টিঙ্কু শেখ এবং আরো পাঁচজন পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকদের…

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मायग्रंट डायरीज: टिंकू शेख  “तशी गरज नसती तर आम्ही आमचं जन्माचं गाव सोडलं असतं का”, पश्चिम बंगालमधील स्थलांतरित मजूराचा प्रश्न.

कोविड-१९ च्या लॉकडाऊनमुळे उद्भवलेल्या परिस्थितीशी झगडत असलेल्या स्थलांतरित मजुरांच्या हृदयद्रावक संघर्षाची शोकांतिका सध्या आपल्या डोळ्यांसमोर उलगडत आहे. मात्र ‘स्थलांतरित मजूर’ या शब्दांमागे अनेक लोकांच्या अभूतपूर्व कहाण्या लपल्या आहेत. या कहाण्या आहेत रोजच्या आयुष्यातील लहान-मोठ्या संघर्षांच्या, शेकडो मैलांच्या प्रवासांच्या, आयुष्याला अर्थ देणाऱ्या छोट्या छोट्या आनंदांच्या आणि सातत्याने पिच्छा पुरवणार्‍या भीतीच्या. फक्त या शब्दामागे लपलेले हे तपशील…

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मायग्रंट डायरीज : टिंकू शेख पश्चिम बंगाल के प्रवासी मजदूर टिंकू शेख पूछते हैं, "अगर अभाव नहीं होता तो यूं काम के लिए अपना घर क्यों छोड़ते?"

कोरोनावायरस संक्रमण को काबू करने के लिए लगे लॉकडाउन ने पूरे देश में अफरातफरी मचा दी है. इस लॉकडाउन ने प्रवासी मजदूरों कीजैसीदुर्दशा की है, उसके हृदय विदारक दृश्य पूरे देश में दिख रहे हैं. प्रवासी मजदूर शब्द में वे लाखों-करोड़ों लोग छिपे हुए हैं, जिनके पास लॉकडाउन के दौरान घर पहुंचने की जद्दोजहद से लेकर…

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A call to our conscience From the Secretary's Desk

It’s the calls that keep coming… from Cuffe Parade to Antop Hill, from Wadala to Worli, from Kalbadevi, Dongri and Pydhonie. First for just basic decency and dignity of living; rations, food. Then desperation to get home, with the mess ups in Shramik trains, the vulnerability to touts, arduous is a word that does not…

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Migrant Diaries: Tinku Sheikh “If not for obhab (want), why would we leave our birthplace,” asks the migrant worker from West Bengal

The heart-rending spectacle of migrant workers struggling to negotiate the Covid-19 lockdown is unfolding before us in real time. The term ‘migrant worker’ however hides behind it people who have extraordinary tales to tell – tales of daily struggles big and small, Homeric journeys, the little joys that make up life and stubborn fears that…

CJP Impact: Four people released from Tezpur Detention Camp Previously released detainees pay it forward by referring new cases to CJP

In yet another victory, CJP has been able to secure the release of three men and one woman from an Assam detention camp. The inmates were released on conditional bail in accordance with a Supreme Court order. Banesha Khatun, Banamali Das, Rajendra Das and Binod Das, had all been languishing behind bars for over two…

CJP partners with #HaqHai to reach out to migrants leaving Mumbai CJP Against COVID-19

Many migrant workers are gathering in huge numbers at bus stops, waiting to reach their state borders. Although some measures have been made for their transport, there are still many struggling to get home. CJP, in association with our partners #HaqHai, have reached out to the migrants, delivering water and essentials to those undertaking these…

CJP helps secure release of Bihari man dubbed Bangladeshi in Assam! Lalit Thakur had been languishing in a detention camp since October 2016

Lalit Thakur has had an eventful life. He was a barber from Bihar whose family had moved to Assam. Then he lost his home during ethnic clashes in the state. But never in his life did the 58-year-old expect to be declared a ‘foreigner’ in his own country and sent to a detention camp! After…

सीजेपी की बड़ी जीत, डिटेंशन कैंप के तीन और कैदियों को रिहा कराया तीनों हिंदू कैदी बेहद गरीब परिवार के हैं. इनमें से एक के पास कोई घर भी नहीं है.

पिछले साल (2019) मई और इस साल (2020) अप्रैल में सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने दो फैसले सुनाए थे. शीर्ष अदालत के इन फैसलों से असम के डिटेंशन कैंपों में डाले  गए लोगों की सशर्त रिहाई का रास्ता साफ हुआ है. CJP इन लोगों की रिहाई की लगातार कोशिश में लगा है. CJP की कोशिश की बदौलत…

CJP in Action: Three of a family released from Assam detention camp after four years! Many are still languishing behind bars despite being eligible for bail

Three people of a family; father, mother and son, were finally released from the Tezpur detention camp in Assam after CJP intervened in the case. They had been held in captivity for over four years and were unable to satisfy bail conditions despite being eligible for release. CJP’s Team Assam has been working relentlessly to…

CJP steps in to defend citizenship of freedom fighter’s daughter in Assam Septuagenarian Seje Bala Ghosh's father was close associate of Chandrashekhar Azad

70-year-old Seje Bala Ghosh is in shock. This daughter of a freedom fighter and resident of North Bongaigaon (ward no 10) has been served foreigners’ notice by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Bongaigaon, despite the fact that her name has been included in final National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on August 31, 2019!…

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