02, Nov 2018 | CJP Team
CJP’s efforts in Assam are ongoing, with our committed volunteers helping people across the state with the process for filing claims and objections for the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which has disrupted the lives of millions, leaving their fate as Indian citizens in limbo. Within a month of our toll-free helpline being launched, we were featured in Assam publications such as The North East Network, Sangbad 365, and Gan Adhikar. The Telegraph too wrote about our helpline.
All the credit goes to those who are staffing our helpline, and our Volunteer Motivators (VMs) who have traveled all over the state to help numerous people with their NRC documents. Just days ago, two of our Volunteer Motivators in the Chirang district, Pranjal Choudhury and Abul Kalam Azad, traveled 60 kilometres to the Deoshri village–crossing rivers, hills, and jungles–after our helpline received a call from one of Deoshri’s residents. In Deoshri, they helped many with their NRC documents. CJP would be unable to help those affected without the dedication of our Volunteer Motivators.
The CJP team, drawing from its previous experience in providing legal aid in Gujarat, has stepped in with a multi-faceted team of volunteers to ensure that these people receive a fair chance while filing claims across 18 of the worst affected districts. We want to help people reclaim their rights as citizens. We aim to scale up our campaign and for that we need your support. Your contribution can help cover the costs of travel, documentation and technological expenses and eventually legal expenses. Please donate generously here.
Our Volunteer Motivators have been able to reach out to diverse groups of people in Assam in a number of districts. With the claims and objections process having begun, we have our hands full. We are committed to working through the new deadline for the process that was set recently by a Supreme Court order, one that we cheered as it would further facilitate the filing of claims and objections.
Here’s a selection of photographs that showcases CJP’s efforts: