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स्वरा भास्कर की अपील, एक CJP ग्रासरूट फ़ेलो को प्रायोजित करें Actress and activist Swara Bhaskar explains the significance of CJP grassroots fellowship

CJP की ग्रासरूट फैलोशिप उन समुदायों के युवा पुरुषों और महिलाओं को सक्षम बनाती है, जिनके साथ CJP के लोग काम करते हैं, ताकि वे अपने अपने समुदायों और उनसे जुड़े मुद्दों की बातें हम तक पहुंचा सकें। प्रसिद्ध अभिनेत्री और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता स्वरा भास्कर को सुनिए, जो हमारी इस पहल का समर्थन कर रही हैं, और CJP…

Bandna Parab: A festival that celebrates light and life A lesser known festival of lights, celebrated by indigenous communities to mark the changing season and give thanks to the land

Around the same time most parts of the country celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, there are many indigenous  communities who celebrate many ancient festivals of their own. Most of these festivals are not yet recognised on the mainstream calendars, even though they are ancient, and are rooted in celebrating the elements, changing seasons, and…

Hate Watch CJP Wednesdays December

#CJPWednesdays: CJP’s Hate Hatao Campaign Against Hatred and Hate Speech Bringing hate-mongering news media to justice

CJP has a proud history of combating attempts to spread hate. We work tirelessly to bring to justice news channels and media outlets that spew communal venom. To this end, we have taken action against different media houses and independent new agencies who we discovered were engaging in hate speech and spreading fake news. In…

Lockdown has reduced lives of bidi labourers to ashes! Drop in wages leading to extreme financial distress

Ever since the Covid-19 global pandemic struck and led to the country-wide lockdown that began in March 2020, its negative impact on the Indian economy has been catastrophic. Cottage industries of rural India are the worst affected, families running them having been pushed to the brink of penury! Those involved with the cottage industry in West Bengal, especially bidi workers, are today amidst extreme…

Weaver who now runs a tea shop

How this weaver was forced to run a tea shop After the lockdown, many of them are struggling to find work

CJP and our partners on ground are on a fact finding mission to bring out stories of the weaving community of Purvanchal, who have been hit by the twin blow of coronavirus lockdown and administrative apathy. In this exclusive video, we will take you through the looms and factories, of some of India’s most exquisite…

Today we Renew our Pledge to Fight for All Indians A small message from CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad on Constitution day

Since its formation in 2002, CJP’s work has expanded and multiplied while its vision has only strengthened and deepened. You will find us active in the challenging work of legal literacy: engaging with hapless and unlettered persons being rendered stateless by Foreigner’s Tribunals (Assam’s Citizenship Crisis), forest dwellers and Adivasis in protecting their land and…

Uncovering the despair of Purvanchal’s weavers CJP fact finding brings to us stories from Purvanchal's weaving industry

CJP has undertaken, in association with our partners, a fact-finding mission to get to the bottom of what ails the once-thriving weaving industry of Purvanchal. Watch this video to know what to expect out of these investigations. Our partners and advisors include Dipak Malik, Vasanthi Raman, Abdullah Ansari, Lenin Raghuvanshi, and many others. Dr Muniza…

NRC-excluded Assam man flees home CJP has reached out immediately

The citizenship crisis has already claimed 107 lives in Assam. As impoverished and marginalised people face new struggles everyday, they end up taking extreme steps. Upon being devastated at the exclusion from the final NRC, Zabbar Ali fled home fearing the prospect of life behind bars in a Detention Camp while his wife and four…

Adivasi youth Mamta Pared is CJP’s newest grassroots fellow We are proud to support Mamta’s journey and welcome her as our new fellow

Meet the newest CJP grassroots fellow Mamta Pared from Palghar, Maharashtra. Daughter of brick kiln workers, Mamta struggled to complete her education while taking up household responsibilties from a very young age. But not only did she graduate from college, she is now pursuing her post graduation in mass media. An aspiring journalist, she has…

The unending plight of migrant workers in Bengal CJP Fellow Ripon Sheikh reports from Birbhum

Ripon Sheikh, a CJP fellow, travels around Birbhum, West Bengal to document the condition of those migrant workers, and their families, who have lost their sources of income amid lockdown, and forced to work on others’ fields, earning way less than they used to. The condition is so grave that kids, as young as nine…

Award winning author now sells fish for a living His story was brought to light by the CJP fact finding team in Varanasi

CJP Fact Finding: Rajesh Sahni, ex supervisor in the fisheries department of BHU, has been out of work since the Modi Government shut the department down. He has written four books, one of which is taught in agriculture classes. He is also a recipient of the President’s award during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime and…

How ex-journalist Pushpendra Kulshreshtha sells hate His youtube channel has an alarming subscriber count of 6.22 lakhs

Watch this video to know about serial hate offender Pushpendra Kulshreshtha, a 59-year-old ex- journalist and the ex General Secretary of the Press Club of India. His youtube channel continuously generates hateful content and fake news. By changing colours to suit the current climate of hate, Mr. Kulshreshtha has established himself as a hate mongerer.…

Assam: Differently abled person’s family loses everything while fighting the citizenship crisis When CJP came to know about her condition, we rushed to her house to provide legal aid

Since 2014, Manikjan Nessa and her family have been fighting to prove the citizenship of her two sons, one of whom is physically challenged, despite having all necessary and valid documents. Watch this video to know more. Here’s how you can help: https://cjp.org.in/donate/ Related: CJP Impact: Four people released from Tezpur Detention Camp  CJP helps…

Hathras: SC directs CRPF for witness protection One of the key pleas in CJP's intervention application to the SC

On October 27th, the Supreme Court directed that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel provide witness protection to the family of the victim in the Hathras case. On October 7th, CJP had filed an intervention application in the case seeking witness protection by central paramilitary forces. Using our past experience of supporting victims of targeted…

Meet Ameer Hamza, a CJP fellow CJP 's grassroots fellowships are meant to enable young men and women document the world around them

CJP’s fellowships are meant to bring into focus young men and women from the communities we work with. Ameer Hamza, a young van Gujjar leader is now a CJP fellow. Watch him introduce himself and his community CJP Grassroots Fellowship: Meet Ripon Sheikh who documents rural Bengal

How CJP volunteer motivators are defying all odds in Assam Listen to our volunteer motivators speak about their current work in Assam

From floods to a global pandemic, CJP’s volunteer motivators are moving ahead fearlessly to help everyone fighting the citizenship crisis in Assam. Each one of us, is committed to fight for those battling this grave human rights crisis, in courts and beyond. Help us help Assam. Donate here: https://cjp.org.in/donateforassam/ Related: CJP Impact: Four people released…

नाथपंथी डवरी गोसावी समाज: वे कौन हैं, और हाशिए पर क्यों हैं? Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Haree Jagtap

विमुक्त जनजाति के लोग कौन हैं? उनके समाज में लोग कौन से व्यवसाय करते हैं? देखिये CJP सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के साथ महाराष्ट्र प्रांतीय नाथपंथी डवरी गोसावी समाज के अध्यक्ष, और समुदाय के वरिष्ठ सदस्य, हरि जगताप की एक विशेष बातचीत। Related: CJP steps in to help members of an impoverished nomadic tribe भले ही भारत को स्वतंत्रता…

वनाधिकार क़ानून २००६ प्रशिक्षण सामुदायिक दावे और इन्हें दायर करने के अलग अलग चरण

CJP और AIUFWP द्वारा प्रस्तुत, यह वीडियो, वन अधिकार अधिनियम प्रशिक्षण के लिए है। इसका उद्देश्य वन श्रमिकों को और जमीनी स्तर पर वनाधिकार के लिए काम करने वालों को, सामुदायिक दावों के बारे में जानकारी देना है, ताकि FRA दो हज़ार छे को प्रभावी ढंग से पूरे देश में लागू किया जा सके। इस…

Watch: Citizenship crisis claims 107th life in Assam CJP visited the victim's house to reach out to his family

Barpeta’s Musa Mondal became the 107th casualty of the citizenship crisis in Assam when he hanged himself on October 12, 2020, upon being declared foreigner by the Foreigners’ Tribunals. CJP Visited his house in Kayastha Para and learned that 42 more people have been marked D-Voter in his village. As the Citizenship Crisis in Assam…

Stan Swamy: The oldest activist to be targeted by the government Father Stan Swamy has worked for the welfare of tribals in Jharkhand for more than 30 years

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) made its seventh arrest in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, with 83-year old Father Stan Swamy being taken into custody. Given how the centre is targeting human rights activists, academics, writers, lawyers and artists while riot instigators are roaming scot free, the future of dissent is, indeed, looking dark in…

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