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Citizenship Dilemma in Assam Why Section 9 of the Foreigners Act, 1946, should be revisited

Despite the passage of seven decades since the independence of the country, the debate on citizenship is far from over. The recent engagement with the construction of the National Register of Citizens(NRC) in the state of Assam, has again opened the flood gates of contestation on the citizenship question. Cardinal to this debate is the…

FRA 2006 can’t be diluted, needs to become political issue Public Hearing on Forest Rights highlights lacunae in implementation

Public Hearing records grave incidents of atrocities on forest dwelling communities and argues for a rigorous implementation of the FRA 2006, a systematic and scientific mapping of land dubbed as ‘forests’, argues for a political programme for the implementation of the law and appointment of Court Commissioners to oversee this implementation.   A public hearing…

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam

Citizenship and NRC related deaths in Assam A compilation by CJP as of July 18, 2019

In Assam, nearly 60 people have lost their lives and their deaths are connected to citizenship related issues. While some have allegedly committed suicide due to frustration, anxiety and helplessness related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), some allegedly took their own lives fearing incarceration in detention camps. There are also some people who…

Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her tool, Sonbhadra Forest Rights leader marches on Human Rights Defender Profile

Rajkumari Bhuiya is in her fifties now. A natural organiser, Rajkumari moves from one village to another with not just songs of protests. She has a song for everything that happens in the lives of Adivasis. Whether it’s a stormy night, or police atrocities, she moves gently through all the hurdles with a song, infusing…

Police Brutality against UP Adivasis

Telangana Forest Act (TFA) 2019: Unfettered powers to forest officials? Proposed law almost in complete conflict with the National Forest Policy of 1988

The Telangana Government is contemplating to replace the Telangana Forest Act 1967 with a new law – the Telangana Forest Act (TFA) 2019, trampling the rights of adivasis ensured under the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA Act 2006) and Panchayats Extension to Schedule Area (PESA) Act…

A mountain that will not bow down to Corporate Loot The story of Dadi Kadraka

On May 15, 2019 Dadi Kadraka, an activist with the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti that has put up a relentless fight against corporate takeover of their revered God Niyamraja, was arrested from the Muniguda market. Human rights groups and local activists have condemned this act, pointing out that the charges under which he was booked —…

12 villages commemorate Shahadat of Sokalo’s son in Sonbhadra, UP Administration on its toes

Villagers and forest dwelling people from as many as twelve villages in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh (UP) gathered to commemorate the death anniversary of human rights defender Sokalo Gond’s son, Mithilesh Gond, on Sunday, July 14. Mithilesh died six years ago in a Hindalco hospital located in Renukoot, UP reportedly because of the negligence of the…

क्या असम में नागरिकता निर्धारित करने वाली प्रक्रिया गरीब और पिछड़ों के खिलाफ पक्षपातपूर्ण है? कागज़ातों की कमी के कारण अक्सर प्रभावित होते हैं अनपढ़, दरिद्र और विवाहित महिलाएँ

असम राज्य में ‘नागरिकता’ का मसला बेहद ही गंभीर मुद्दा है, जहां “स्थानीय और बाहरी” होने का विवाद अक्सर हिंसा और मृत्यु का कारण बन जाता है। राज्य के निवासियों को उम्मीद है कि, नागरिकों के राष्ट्रीय रजिस्टर (NRC) को असम समझौते की मूल भावनाओं को ध्यान में रखते हुए अपडेट किया गया है। मगर गंभीर चिंता का विषय…

A quest for Dignity and Justice Sonbhadra Forest Movement leader calls for protests on July 14

Forest movement leader and Human Rights Defender (HRD) Sokalo Gond calls for July 14 to be commemorated in the memory of her son who died allegedly because of Hindalco doctors’ apathy. “The day he died, we went to buy school dress, pencils and everything else for the other children. He was getting fever for some…

सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं पर एक बार फिर सरकार का प्रहार लॉयर्स कलेक्टिव पर साधा निशाना!

वरिष्ठ अधिवक्ता इंदिरा जयसिंह और आनंद ग्रोवर पर CBI द्वारा मारे गए छापे की, सिटिज़ेन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस, कड़ी निंदा करता है। इस घटना पर यहाँ हमारा आधिकारिक बयान है। अगर आप हमारी पहल से सहमत हैं और हमारा समर्थन (एंडोर्स) करना चाहते हैं, तो कृपया अपनी टिप्पणी कमेंट बॉक्स में लिखें। हस्ताक्षरकर्ताओं की…

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