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From detention camp to human rights defender Assam Woman's incredible and inspiring journey

She was declared a ‘foreigner’ and sent to Assam’s detention camp. When she got bail on humanitarian grounds, she decided to change her life. She joined CJP and is now travelling all across Assam, fighting for people like her who are falsely accused of being ‘foreigners’. As this empowered woman has pledged to fight her own…

Why we need public scrutiny for prison monitoring in India Who monitors prisons? With what degree of transparency?

Conditions inside the prisons in India remain hidden to the public at large. But landmark court judgments have often highlighted the deplorable conditions of the prisons and the maltreatment of prisoners by the staff. Can we as a society ignore the constitutional rights of the prisoners? Related: Does India uphold Prisoners’ Right to Health? “No…

Kashmiri pandits in the valley appeal for rights Sign our petition to support campaign by KPSS for inclusion of the community in government schemes

CJP has started an online petition along with partner organisation  Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) for the rights of the non-migrant Kashmiri pandits in the valley. Sign the petition here. Related: Here’s why non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits feel betrayed Teesta Setalvad in Conversation with Sanjay Tickoo

Rajib Alam appeals for his right to vote CJP's #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

Rajib Alam, a migrant worker from Bihar,  appeals to the government to facilitate measures for migrant workers to vote from their city of work. CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied to needy families from the North East CJP against Hunger: Rations and essentials…

वनाधिकार आंदोलन और कोविड-19: एक वेबिनार सीजेपी और अखिल भारतीय वन-जन श्रमजीवी युनियन द्वारा आयोजित

देश भर के वन निवासियों की आवाज सुनें इनमें से कइयों ने भूमि अधिकार के लिए लंबी और साहसिक लड़ाई लड़ी है. देखिये, जाने-माने वकील, कार्यकर्ता, विद्वान और पत्रकार एक साथ आकर इस बात का विश्लेषण कर रहे हैं, कि कैसे राज्य ने कोविड-19 का इस्तेमाल, वन निवासियों पर, वनाधिकार पर और पर्यावरण पर हमले…

Watch: Tharu Women singing their story International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2020

Tharu Adivasi people, from eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Khiri district near the India-Nepal border, were among those affected hard during the lockdown. The Adivasi villagers alleged that the forest department prevented people from entering the forest during the lockdown and violently harassed women and other villagers. The villagers have voiced outrage and held multiple meetings…

वादी के कश्मीरी पंडितों में ग़ुस्सा क्यों है ? Teesta Setalvad in Conversation with Sanjay tickoo

आठ सौ से भी अधिक कश्मीरी पंडित जो अभी भी कश्मीर में रहते है, उनकी हालत बहुत ख़राब है। बार बार सरकार से गुहार लगाने के बाद भी कोई हल नहीं पहुँचा है। अब कश्मीरी पंडित संघर्ष समिति के संजय टिक्कू ने आंदोलन और भूख हरताल की घोषणा की है। आख़िरकार वादी के कश्मीरी पंडितों…

CJP helps release man after 12 years behind bars in Assam Jabed Ali served two sentences, 10 years for an unrelated matter and 2 years in detention camp

67-year old Jabed Ali walked out of the Kokrajhar Detention Camp in Assam on July 22, 2020, after spending a total of over 12 years in captivity, with CJP’s help. He is the 33rd person to be released from a detention camp due to CJP’s efforts. Watch this video to know his story. Related: Shocking!…

Tying rakhis to trees in Aarey colony Save Aarey Forest

Watch: Residents of Aarey Colony and members of Aarey Conservation group participates in an unique program and ties handmade ‘rakhis’ to the trees, vowing to protect them. Related: Aarey! What’s going on? Aarey: Mumbai’s struggle to save its lungs Inside Aarey: Where the Adivasis are fighting another battle How Adivasis in Aarey are at risk…

CJP’s appeal for migrant workers’ right to vote CJP's latest campaign for migrant workers of India

CJP campaigns to ensure migrant workers get their right to vote. The millions of voices count in a democracy that aims to be more inclusive. Add your voice of support. Visit https://cjp.org.in/let-migrant-vote/ to sign the petition. #LetMigrantsVote CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied…

How CJP helped 33 people walk out of Assam’s Detention Camps The Arduous task of getting inmates out of Detention Camps

So far, CJP has been able to secure the release of 33 inmates from 4 detention camps in Assam on conditional bail. This was in line with two judgments of the Supreme Court. In order to accomplish this task, CJP followed all legal and bureaucratic processes and procedures. In this video, we will take you…

Hate Watch: Zakir Naik’s unchecked bigotry promotes religious discord CJP Hate Watch

Reaching a massive audience of over 20 million followers worldwide, religious televangelist Zakir Naik’s hateful utterances continue to pose a threat to the ideals of secularism and plurality of our Constitution. Related: Press Release: CJP and AIUFWP condemn armed attacks on peaceful protesters  Videos of hate speech by Kapil Mishra played before Delhi HC  BJP’s…

प्रवासी श्रमिकों के मताधिकार के लिए CJP का अभियान Our #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

लॉकडाउन के साथ ही पहली बार, भारत की नज़र “प्रवासी मजदूरों” और उनकी दुर्दशा पर पड़ी, ऐसी संकट की स्थिति अचानक हुए लॉकडाउन के कारण पैदा हुई थी। इसीलिए सिटिज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) तथा अन्य कई संगठन, जैसे, लोक शक्ति अभियान, बंगला संस्कृती मंच, अखिल भारतीय वन जन श्रमजीवी यूनियन (AIUFWP) और भारतीय नागरिक अधिकार सुरक्षा मंच ने…

পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকের ভোটের অধিকারের জন্য সিজেপির অভিযান Our #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

লকডাউনের পরে, ভারতে প্রথমবার পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকদের এবং ওঁদের সংগ্রামের প্রতি আলোকপাত করা হচ্ছে। তাই CJP এবং অন্য কিছু সংগঠন একত্রিত হয়ে ভারতের ইলেকশন কমিশনের কাছে স্মারকলিপি পাঠিয়ে ওদের ডাক ব্যালটের মারফত ভোট দেওয়ার অধিকারের প্রতি সরব হয়েছে। CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied…

Did the Supreme Court use its judicial power enough to prevent the major crises during lockdown? Prominent advocates discuss lockdown and the role of Supreme Court of India

In this video, prominent advocates and lawyers try to find out the various ways in which the Supreme Court could have used its power of judicial review and dealt with the major crises of migrant workers, food and employment during the country-wide lockdown. Speakers include: Mihir Desai, Senior Advocate; Clifton D’ Rozario, Advocate (Manthan Law);…

CJP campaigns for migrant workers’ Right to Vote Our #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

Following the lockdown, India’s gaze has, for the first time, been turned towards the “migrant labourer”and the plight that a sudden lockdown caused to them. This is why Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and other organisations such as Lok Shakti Abhiyan, Bangla Sanskriti Manch, All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) and Bharatiya…

AIUFWP and CJP pushback on the violence faced by forest communities For the rights of Forest Working People

Following the spate of violence faced by the Tharu women and Van Gujjars in Dudhwa and Rajaji National Park at the hands of the forest authorities, AIUFWP along with CJP has taken strict steps on the ground to fight for the rights of the forest working people. Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand Forest…

Flood-affected families receive notices to defend their citizenship! Assam Floods and Citizenship Crisis

In a shocking case of institutional apathy, 5 people from Dhalpur village in Darrang district of Assam have been sent notices via Whatsapp to defend their citizenship before the Foreigners’ Tribunal(FT). Amidst the raging floods in Assam coupled with the Covid scare, as entire villages have been submerged under water and crops destroyed, such acts…

CJP entrusted with documents during Assam floods People are rushing to save their identity documents

Assam floods have claimed more than 90 lives, with thousands of people forced out of their neighborhoods. Their cattle are displaced and homes are submerged in water. In such trying times, people are rushing to save their most precious belonging, their identity documents and trusting CJP with them. We are humbled by their faith in…

CJP needs your help again! Donate to keep the #JungJaari for Human Rights

The lockdown didn’t slow us down. But now we need your help to keep the #JungJaari for Human RIghts. Donate now: https://cjp.org.in/donate/   Related: CJP Impact: Four people released from Tezpur Detention Camp  CJP helps secure release of Bihari man dubbed Bangladeshi in Assam!  CJP helps reunite man released from Assam Detention Camp with long-lost…

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