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Formed on April 1, 2002, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was the response of a collective of citizens to the communal carnage in Gujarat. Committed to the rule of law and the foundational principles of the Indian Republic enshrined in the Constitution, CJP's initiatives involved rigorous advocacy, interventions in the courts, memorialisation of the violence, and institutional accountability and change.

CJP in Assam

Now that the final NRC has been published, and 19,06,657 people have been excluded from the final list, CJP’s campaign has become even more focused. Our objective now, is to help these excluded people defend their citizenship before Foreigners’ Tribunals.

CJP’s FRA Campaign

CJP stands with the millions of Adivasis whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the shocking order by the Supreme Court. We are working to ensure the forest rights of Adivasis in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, and to deepen our understanding of the Forest Rights Act and support Adivasis’ struggles across the country.


Most migrants are unable to vote as they are registered to vote only in their home states. We have written to the EC for the inclusion of migrant labourers, particularly circular migrant workers, as a special class of workers entitled to vote in the Lok Sabha and state legislative elections by way of postal ballot.

CJP’s Hate Watch Campaign

CJP’s HateHatao app lets users report instances of hate speech, threats and crimes along with the evidence in form of screenshots, videos, and pictures.


The main aim of this program is to build a community of on ground fellows who are passionate about exploring issues that impact them directly and train them into documentalists. CJP will invite applications from the very communities it works with and empowers; Migrant Workers and Adivasi & Forest Dwellers.


CJP’s Secular Educational Programme ‘KHOJ’ is promoting constitutional values among children regularly through classroom exercises and teacher training workshops.


Some of Maharashtra’s most marginalised people need us to step in, so no one is forced to starve amidst the Covid 19 pandemic. Be it families of Mumbai’s migrant labourers, slum-dwellers, sex workers, orphans, homeless, domestic helps, people with HIV/AIDS, transgender persons, they all need our immediate assistance to survive. CJP has helped provide relief supplies to over 37,000 people.

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Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) is a human rights movement dedicated to upholding and defending our fundamental freedoms, in the courts and beyond. We endeavour to protect the rights of voiceless and marginalised people belonging to different socio-cultural minorities including but not limited to ethnic, caste, religious, sexual and gender: Through direct Legal Interventions, powerful Public Campaigns, and effective partnership with Human Rights Defenders. We work to protect.

Rights guaranteed to us in the Constitution are being violated every day. We must fight back. Free speech is an inalienable right of every Indian as is the Right to Protest. The Rights of our Children are not-negotiable. Discrimination and Hate have no place in our world. At the root is the urgent need to democratise and reform our criminal justice system. CJP's work has ensured that Voices of Victims and Survivors of Injustice are heard.

With a presence in all states of India, CJP draws its strength from the commitment of people like you - people who are determined to protect the rights of every individual. Click here to know more about our core campaigns.


Even as you read this, the constitutional rights of Dalits, Adivasis, women, farmers, workers, religious, ethinic and sexual minorities, and children, are under attack.

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