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Assam DLSAs unprepared for deluge of NRC appeals: CJP survey Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are understaffed, and existing staff are under-trained

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has conducted a survey to gauge the ability of the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) to provide free legal aid to people excluded from the…

NRC appeals will overwhelm Assam DLSAs: CJP to Guwahati HC Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are woefully understaffed, under-trained and lack infrastructure to deal with deluge of appeals

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has now moved Guwahati High Court (previously Gauhati) demanding proper legal aid for those left out of the NRC. The final NRC published…

How Purvanchal’s traditional weaving industry came undone CJP’s ongoing fact-finding mission examines the twin-blows dealt by Covid and administrative apathy

Weaving is not just an industry in Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal region, it is the basis for a strong bond between people from two communities. Handcrafted textiles are the means through which craftsmen and women tell the story of their rich and vivid heritage. But now this bond appears to be weakening as the industry has been…

कैमूर फायरिंग: फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग रिपोर्ट जारी हुई आदिवासियों पर गोली चलाने पर न्यायिक जांच की मांग, दोषी अधिकारियों पर मुकदमा चलाया जाए और झूठे केस रद्द किए जाएँ

23 अक्टूबर को, सीपीआई (एम) की पोलित ब्यूरो सदस्य और आदिवासी अधिकार राष्ट्रीय मंच की उपाध्यक्ष, बृंदा करात ने, कैमूर में बिहार पुलिस द्वारा आदिवासियों पर गोलीबारी पर एक फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग रिपोर्ट जारी की। 11 सितंबर को जब स्थानीय आदिवासी अधौरा में शांतिपूर्ण धरना दे रहे थे, तब गोलीबारी की गई थी। ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP), सिटिज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस…

Why did Bihar police open fire on Kaimur Adivasis? Findings of report co-published by AIUFWP, CJP and DSG

On October 23, Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and Vice President of Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch, released a fact-finding report on the firing on Adivasis by Bihar Police in Kaimur. The firing had taken place on September 11, when the Adivasis were holding a peaceful sit-in protest in Adhaura. The report co-published…

Kaimur Firing: Fact-finding report released Demand for judicial inquiry into firing on Adivasis, prosecution of officials, and quashing of false cases

The firing by the Bihar police on peacefully protesting Adivasis in Adhaura Block, Kaimur District on September 11 led a four-member team from New Delhi to conduct a detailed fact-finding around the incident. The findings of the detailed report, co-published by CJP, were released in an online press conference on Friday, October 23 by Ms…

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…

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