Citizens for Justice and Peace


Death down the drain A timeline of deaths of sanitation workers

The National Commission of Safai Karamcharis reported that at least 50 people have died within the first six months of 2019 while cleaning sewers in India. However, the lives of these workers have not received a fraction of that government attention proffered to the Swacch Bharat Mission. Let us have a look at a timeline marking…

NRC Anxiety Allegedly Leads To One More 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…

Khoj Discover a New Approach to Education

Khoj: Discover a New Approach to Education A timeline of the Khoj Programme and the False Case against Khoj Founders

This timeline showcases the genesis of the Khoj project and its evolution. Khoj aims to inculcate among young minds a culture of appreciation for diversity and a commitment to secularism and equality. The timeline also shows how Khoj founders have been targeted by a vindictive state using baseless allegations made by a political stooge.  …

Amir Rizvi

Timeline: Ghosts of Demonetisation still hover RBI Annual report highlights 99.3 percent notes back to Banking System

It’s been two years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and announced that Rs 1000/- and Rs 500/- currency notes had been demonetised and were no longer valid currency. While new notes of different denominations were subsequently introduced, one cannot deny the chaos that ensued as people scrambled to exchange currency and long…

Free Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan

The Rise of Ravan A Timeline depicting how Chandrashekhar Azad became a force to reckon with

On September 14, 2018, after spending over 15 months behind bars, Dalit leader Chandrashekar Azad ‘Ravan’ was finally released from prison shortly after 2 in the morning. Azad who had been accused of instigating the violence during the Dalit-Thakur caste clashes that took place in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh in May 2017, had been booked…

Lynched in India A Timeline of Lynching Cases in India since 2014

The recent lynching Akbar Khan (alias Rakbar) in Alwar, shows how instances of lynching have not abated in 2018. In fact there has been an increase in the spate of violence against minorities and oppressed sections of society over the last three years. ‘Lynching’ has become common and most victims and survivors are either Muslim…

The Indomitable Spirit of the Unnao Rape Survivor A Timeline of the Unnao Rape Case

A teenaged girl was allegedly raped by a powerful politician in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. When she tried to report the crime, his stooges took turns raping her over and over in a bid to keep her quite. When the police refused to help her, she went to court. The rapist and his men, then…


Once Upon a Time in Ayodhya A Timeline of Events in the Ram Janm Bhoomi - Babri Masjid Dispute

While the Ram Janm Bhoomi – Babri Masjid dispute sounds as old as the hills, it is actually quite recent. Here’s a timeline of how the story unfolded in Ayodhya.   [TIMELINE-25546]   Interestingly there are 300 temples devoted to Lord Ram and his wife Sita in Ayodhya. CJP and and several prominent Indians, from different…

The Lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq A timeline of all developments in the investigation and trial in the Dadri lynching case

Mohammed Akhlaq’s brutal murder at the hands of his fellow villagers is seen as the first lynching in a cow vigilantism case in India. Mohammed Akhlaq was the first victim of Gautankwad. [TIMELINE-25405]   Related: Victims of Gautankwad: Pehlu Khan Victims of Gautankwad: Alimuddin Ansari Lynched in India  

Bombay Riots Timeline Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win, but the battle wages on... for toy soldiers

The violence during the Bombay Riots of 1992-93 occurred in two phases, escalating to its peak between Jan 5 and Jan 9, 1993. This timeline documents key instances of rioting and violence that took place on each day of both those phases. [TIMELINE-24496]   Help CJP Act on the Ground: Citizens Tribunals, Public Hearings within…

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