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CJP In Action: Huge response to CJP’s NRC meeting in Mumbai. Mohalla Volunteers to be formed. Meeting aimed at questioning modalities with regards to all India NPR-NRC

On November 30, CJP’s Teesta Setalvad spoke at a meeting on the NPR-NRC issue. The meeting was organised by Pehel Foundation at Banegar English High School in Mumbai’s Mira Road. This is the latest in a series of meetings and trainings conducted by CJP in Mumbai since October 2019. Around 200 people attended the organised…

Ambiguous guidelines for ‘model’ detention camps raise questions MHA responses in Parliament divulge limited information

The Modi government had released ‘model’ detention centre a manual in January 2019 containing provisions that would govern the functioning of such facilities across India. Though the manual has not been made public, some information has become available via answers to questions raised in the Parliament. With the death toll in Assam’s detention camps touching 28,…

Bengali speaking workers face likely ban in Bengaluru apartments, what’s next? Most of these workers have been living in the city doing menial jobs for decades, after migrating from their home states

Anticipating police action and interrogation, many housing complexes in Bengaluru have decided to not employ Bengali speaking people as labourers or domestic help, especially minorities. In this quest of weeding out illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, many citizens have also been targeted which has led to this prejudicial ban, leading them to lose their livelihoods. The…

Teesta Setalvad in Hyderabad

Who Is An Indian: A Public meeting in Solidarity with Assam A Meeting to discuss citizenship and the plight of genuine Indian citizens in Assam

CJP along with People’s Union for Civil Liberties – PUCL & other organisations, held a public meeting in solidarity with the Assam NRC affected in Mumbai. Here’s a look at some of the discussions in the meeting. Related: In solidarity with Assam Poverty haunts family of Subrata Dey I would have attempted suicide again had…

Fear, loathing & dismay across ‘India-Bangladesh border’ in Bengaluru: NRC Sudipto Mondal for The Federal

  “That side of the road is Bangladesh, this side is India. We don’t go there and they don’t come here,” says Jamaal Hassan (43), sounding panicky. “The police should go after them, not us. We are Indians, it’s our birthright to live and work here.” Hassan is one of the 5,000 Bengali-speaking Muslim labourers…

CJP is committed to defending all genuine Indian citizens: Zamser Ali CJP helps people to get their names in the final NRC

On the day of publication of the final NRC, CJP’s Assam state coordinator Zamser Ali shares instances of people who were excluded and how our Volunteer Motivators as well Community Volunteers have been working around the clock across Assam to help all those who need help. CJP is humbled to discover that many individuals and…

Help CJP protect the citizenship of Indians in Assam What is NRC and how are the people in Assam affected

Over 500 of CJP’s volunteers have been working tirelessly across 18 of the worst affected districts of Assam, helping people navigate the difficult and often incomprehensible NRC process. We are also helping those whose citizenship is being questioned before Foreigners’ Tribunals. This is significant in light of the recent submission of the Ministry of Home…

Assam Crisis: MHA Reveals Shocking Figures The citizenship crisis is brewing in Assam

In response to MP Shashi Tharoor in parliament, the MHA has revealed shocking figures about detention camps in Assam, inadvertently highlighting the scale of the tragedy that people, especially the poorest sections are facing. Watch this video to know more.   SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates Bengali Hindu labeled “Bangladeshi”, found dead…

UN criticises Cameroon’s forcing back of thousands of Nigerian refugees

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said it was “extremely alarmed” by Cameroon’s forcing back of several thousand Nigerian refugees to northeast Nigeria, where civilians remain under threat from militant group Boko Haram, the Guardian reported. This incident followed a similar one on January 16, when 267 Nigerian refugees were forcibly returned, according to the…

EU policies contributing to “extreme abuse” of migrants in Libya

According to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, the European Union’s policies are contributing to “extreme abuse” of migrants in Libya, including extortion, forced labour, arbitrary detention, torture and sexual violence, the Guardian reported. HRW said that it has spoken to more than 100 detained asylum seekers and migrants, including eight children, as well…

A Ray of Hope for all Refugee Communities in India Teesta Setalvad in Conversation with Ubais Sainulabdeen

In this conversation, human rights activist, Ubais Sainulabdeen who runs the Ubais Sainulabdeen Peace Foundation talks about his journey in the service for the refugee communities in India. His work for the rehabilitation of the displaced ranges from providing aid and support on a daily basis to leading the legal work for securing their rights bound…

Poverty and conflict spurring major increase in global migration: ILO

Increasing poverty and conflict have spurred a 20% spike in the number of international migrants in a four-year period, according to a report from the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO), the Guardian reported. The ILO report indicated that “the number of people who left their home country in search of work, to join family,…

NRC Anxiety Allegedly Leads To One More Suicide in Assam

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam! Death toll rises as state of hopelessness engulfs region

The excruciating and soul-crushing process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the long standing ‘D’ Voter vis-a-vis Foreigners Tribunal has taken not less than 35 lives until now. After Samsul Hoque of village Bagariguri under the Barpeta district took the extreme decision to take his own life on November 14, 2018, two…

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