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Desperate Times Now, desperate measures Channel broadcasts special show on ‘secret tapes’ using footage from Facebook Live by activists!

On Monday night, Times Now, a channel now infamous for making a mockery of journalism on a daily basis, put its foot in its mouth yet again, when it broadcast a ‘secret tape’ where several well-known human rights activists were seen and heard decrying the activities of Muslim extremist groups. The only problem was that…

পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকদের ভোট দেওয়ার অধিকার: সিজেপির অভিযান ECI এর কাছে ডাক ভোটপত্রের দাবি রেখে স্মারকলিপিতে স্বাক্ষর

কোবিদ ১৯ এবং লকডাউনের মাঝে বহু পরিযায়ী শ্রমিক নিজ নিজ গ্রামে ফিরে গেছেন।  বহু অনেক কষ্টে নিজের বাড়ি পৌঁছেছেন আর বহু কাজকর্ম হারিয়ে এখন চাকরিবিহীন। রাজ্য বিধানসভা ভোট এবং সংসদীয় উপ নির্বাচনের প্রক্রিয়া শুরু হতে চলেছে আর কয়েক মাসের মধ্যে।  এর মধ্যে, এরকম বহু শ্রমিকের এই পুরো প্রক্রিয়া থেকে বাদ পরে যাওয়ার একটা সম্ভাবনা রয়েছে।…

CJP proudly presents Justice Hosbet Suresh Archives A collection of his fact-finding reports and writings from his post-retirement human rights work

Justice Hosbet Suresh, legal luminary and a stalwart of human rights jurisprudence, continues to live on in not just our hearts, but also his work, particularly that from his post-retirement years. He provided a voice to the voiceless through a series of fact-finding missions, people’s tribunals and public hearings, enabling even the oppressed and exploited…

CJP campaigns for migrant workers’ Right to Vote Signs memorandum to ECI demanding postal ballots for migrant workers

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent national lockdown forced lakhs of migrant workers to head back to their native villages. While many workers took long journeys to get back home after being virtually rendered unemployed and homeless, many others just wanted to be in the relative safety of rural India with their families, even as…

UBC confers honorary doctorate on Teesta Setalvad Several well-known artists and activists also honoured

On Monday, June 22, The University of British Columbia conferred an honorary doctorate on human rights defender and journalist Teesta Setalvad. Due to the coronavirus outbreak the ceremony could not be held in person and the announcements were made online. Setalvad, who is secretary Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) as well as editor and…

CJP condemns arrest of human rights activist Zamser Ali in Assam Ali had raised his voice against the blatantly communal social media posts by Rupa Rani Bhuyan, a college professor

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP)’s Assam state coordinator Zamser Ali who is a highly respected human rights activist and journalist, was arrested in Mangaldai on May 7, in connection with a case where he had objected to communal social media posts made by Rupa Rani Bhuyan, who teaches English at the Mangaldai College. CJP…

CJP demands conversion of Goalpara detention camp into Corona Treatment Hospital Its location and accommodation capacity make it an ideal center for treatment amid the current situation

Guwahati, March 30, 2020: Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has worked extensively in the state of Assam to help Indian citizens defend their citizenship during and after the process to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC), now demands that the upcoming Goalpara detention camp be converted into a…

The eNGO Challenge 2019-20 CJP wins award for work in Assam

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was awarded for the work in Assam, under the Governance and Livelihood category at the eNGO challenge 2019-20 for extending help and support to the people of Assam during the National Register of Citizens (NRC) process. The award ceremony took place at the Eros hotel in New Delhi. The…

CJP And AIUFWP Condemn Armed Attacks On Peaceful Protesters

Press Release: CJP and AIUFWP condemn armed attacks on peaceful protesters Rights groups demand action against assailants who have threatened the lives of women, children and students

In wake of back-to-back instances of armed men discharging their weapons on peaceful protesters, first outside Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMIU) and then at Shaheen Bagh, where a majority of the protesters are women, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have come together in solidarity with…

Ayodhya

CJP Impact: NBSA pulls up Aaj Tak for communal content during Ayodhya verdict coverage Press Release

In a huge victory for secular forces in the country, the National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has reprimanded Aaj Tak for broadcasting communally divisive and inflammatory content during its coverage of the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid case. On October 16, 2019, Aaj Tak had aired a  debate show where participants were allowed to make…

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