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आरे कॉलोनी में आदिवासियों को जीने के लिए जरूरी मूलभूत अधिकारों से वंचित रखा गया है: प्रकाश बोइर Aarey Forest

मुंबई के आरे जंगल को मेट्रो प्रोजेक्ट के लिए काटा जा रहा है। सरकार ने तमाम नियम कानूनों को दरकिनार करते हुए हाल ही में पेड़ों की कटाई रात में करा दी थी। इस मामले को लेकर आरे में रहने वाले लोग ही नहीं बल्कि मुंबईकर भी विरोध कर रहे हैं। इस मामले पर वरिष्ठ…

Who is An Indian: Voices from Assam Assam NRC

Anima Dey is the mother of Subrata Dey who died mysteriously in a detention camp of Assam. Gopal Das was contemplating Suicide when his name wasn’t included in the NRC final draft until CJP intervened and helped him get his and his family’s name included in the final NRC. Hasan Ali is a suicide survivor…

KHOJ: Ahinsa aur Shaanti Program on Gandhi Jayanti CJP's Educational Program for a Plural India

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti this year KHOJ organised an event titled “Ahinsa aur Shaanti” at Nadkarni Park School in Wadala for over 50 students from the Marathi, Urdu and Hindi medium schools. These students participated and performed in the event. KHOJ is an Education for a Plural India movement. It is an innovative…

Subrata Dey Died in Detention Camp, CJP counsels and assists his family Who Is An Indian

Subrata Dey was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Goalpara detention camp leaving behind his wife Karuna, teenaged son Biki, young daughter Sucheta and mother Anima Dey. His family was dependent on the income from his modest tea shop but now they are living hand to mouth with whatever they could earn by making and…

Meet Hasan Ali: A Suicide survivor counselled by CJP CJP in Assam

Hasan Ali is a suicide survivor who CJP had counselled and assisted during the application process and has now been included in the final NRC. CJP is humbled to be a part of Hasan’s journey and genuinely happy for him. Hasan is coming to Mumbai on 11th October 2019. To meet him and listen to…

Aarey: Trees Felled in the Dead of the Night CJP Stands with Aarey

On Friday night trees in Aarey Milk Colony, a region regarded as Mumbai’s “green lungs”, were felled. This, just hours after the Bombay High Court shockingly disposed of all petitions against the felling of over 2,700 trees to make way for a car shed for the Mumbai Metro project. CJP has been following all developments…

Quit India ’83 Basbari- Ashraful Hussain Assam NRC

After having shared his experiences as a victim and as a volunteer who helped people in his village and other districts navigate the NRC process, Ashraful Hussain read out a touching poem he was inspired to write on the plight of the disenfranchised souls he met. Related: Final NRC published in Assam CJP in Assam:…

Battling All Odds, CJP Assam Team Marches on Assam NRC

Day and night, battling all odds, CJP’s Assam team assists, counsels and trains those who have been left out of the final NRC. Help Us Help Assam. #CJPWednesdays Related: Final NRC published in Assam CJP in Assam: The evolution of our campaign to avert a humanitarian crisis What next for those left out of the…

People’s Tribunal: NRC and its Constitutional Process and Human Cost Assam NRC

A two day tribunal titled Contested Citizenship in Assam: People’s Tribunal on Constitutional Processes and Human Cost was held in New Delhi on September 7 and 8, 2019 to examine the scope and scale of the citizenship crisis in Assam in wake of over 19 lakh people being left out of the final National Register…

Hate Watch: Meet the Dadri Lynching accused who opened fire at Police CJP Hate Watch

Hari Om, an accused in the 2015 Dadri lynching case was arrested after an encounter with police in Greater Noida, UP, this month. Though Hari Om was granted bail in the mob lynching case he was later wanted in at least four cases of robbery and dishonestly receiving stolen property in Ghaziabad. When UP police…

Inside Aarey: Where the Adivasis are fighting another battle CJP Stands with Aarey

Removed from the concrete jungle and what’s seen of Aarey from a surface level, the Adivasis have been living contentedly on their lands for generations, worshiping and celebrating mother nature. There are 27 Adivasi Hamlets in the Aarey Forest. As the Government of Maharashtra refuses to acknowledge Aarey as a forest and the ‘Save Aarey’…

SC admits Intervention Applications by CJP and AIUFWP to defend Forest Rights Act 2006 CJP in Action

The intervention application filed by the Adivasi women and forest movement leaders Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana backed by the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), two organisations that have been actively campaigning for forest rights, have been admitted by the Supreme court of India. We’ve…

Proceedings before Foreigners’ Tribunals are really the issue: Teesta Setalvad CJP in Action

A two day tribunal titled ‘Contested Citizenship in Assam: People’s Tribunal on Constitutional Processes and Human Cost’ to examine the scale and scope of the citizenship crisis in Assam. The jury members included Justice (Rt) Madan Lokur, Justice (Rt) Kurien Joseph, Justice (Rt) AP Shah, Ambassador Deb Mukharji, Ms. Githa Hariharan, Dr. Syeda Hameed, Prof.…

What is the Forest Rights Act 2006 and how are we defending it FRA 2006

Why was Forest Rights Act 2006 enacted? Why do Adivasis say they got Independence only in 2006? What were the gross injustices that the Adivasis and traditional forest dwellers bore for centuries? Is their any hope for a better future for them? Is the Government trying to get away with the human rights violations they…

Adivasi warrior Nivada Rana fights for her people in the Supreme Court Human Rights Defender

Nivada Rana is a forest rights leader from Suda village in Dudhwa National Park on the India-Nepal border. The Vice-President of Tharu Adivasi Mahila Majdur Kisan Manch and National Executive member of “All Indian Union of Forest Working People” (AIUFWP), Nivada has been one of the most vociferous Adivasi human rights defender along with being…

CJP KHOJ celebrates teacher’s day Khoj Educational Program

CJP’s Khoj is a secular educational program that teaches constitutional values to children in different schools. This is a Teachers’ Day celebration organised by Khoj in a school in Mumbai. Related: An Introduction to KHOJ KHOJ: Self Portrait and Problem Solving KHOJ: Maps and Personal Histories KHOJ: Rights and Duties

CJP’s Team is Going Beyond the Call of Duty A showcase of how our on ground activity has intensified after August 31

After the final NRC was published leaving out over 19 lakh people, CJP volunteers have fanned out across Assam to reassure those who are left out that there is still hope and we are here to help.  Our teams are holding meetings and conducting sessions to educate people about the post NRC process, how to…

I hope I stand for peace and unity as my avva did: Esha Lankesh In the memory of Gauri Lankesh

Esha lankesh, daughter of Kavita Lankesh speaks about her aunt, her avva, on the occasion of 2nd anniversary of her assassination.             Related: Death of a Rationalist: Gauri Lankesh Our Gauri: A Tribute to Gauri Lankesh Gauri Lankesh laid to rest, but The Truth could not be buried Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: Chargesheet names…

CJP Team Visits Families of People Excluded from the NRC CJP in Assam

The CJP team visited some of the people and families who are among the 19,06,657, facing the threat of statelessness. These people will have to file an appeal before the foreigners’ tribunals within 120 days and CJP is determined to heal the trauma and turmoil caused due to exclusion from the NRC. https://youtu.be/7jFIUgRpY-8

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