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Mother of five reunites with children after two years: CJP Assam Harbala Khatun is the 32nd inmate to be released from Assam's detention camp with CJP's help

Harbala Khatun was forced to spend over two years in a detention camp, away from her five sons, three of whom are minors, and her entire family. But with CJP’s help, she was released on conditional bail and stepped out of the Kokrajhar detention camp on June 24, and was once again united with them.…

Tharu women allege assault in Dudhwa, FIR registered Amid lockdown, forest working people are being repeatedly harassed by forest officials

On July 1st, Forest officials and the local police attacked the residents of Kajaria Village in Dudhwa, U.P. Many were seriously injured and women were physically assaulted. Taking advantage of the lockdown, forest officials have been continuously harassing and brutalising forest working people and ethnic communities, over the past couple of months. Forest working women of the Tharu…

Assam Floods: Lost lives, livelihood, citizenship documents CJP's Assam team is collecting valuable NRC documents to keep them safe

Over the last couple of days, several parts of Assam have been hit by the ongoing floods. Over 1.5 million people are affected, across the 23 districts of Assam. CJP’s team in Assam have been visiting various districts to monitor and document the condition of the residents. A lot of these people are huddled together…

Forest Rights: Van Gujjar family released on bail, after custodial assault CJP and AIUFWP writes formal complaint to NHRC

The family of Mustafa Chopra has been released on bail after their arrest on June 17th, during which their dera (shelter) was demolished by police and forest officials. While in custody, Mustafa and his family were physically assaulted by officials. CJP and the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have written a formal complaint to…

दुधवा में वन विभाग ने पेड़ और फसलें करी बर्बाद वन-जन का भारी नुकसान

कोरोना वायरस की आड़ में वन विभाग, वन निवासियों का दमन कर रहा है। उत्तर प्रदेश के दुधवा खीरी के गाँव कजारिया में वन विभाग ने 6-7 गहरी खाई खोद डाली हैं। वन विभाग ने यहाँ जेसीबी द्वारा जबरदस्ती गड्ढे खुदवा दिए थे। पानी रुकने के कारण यहाँ फसल बर्बाद हो रही है। इसका विरोध…

Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand CJP stands with the Van Gujjars and condemns police action

On June 17th, forest officials and local police forcefully destroyed a shelter belonging to Van Gujjars. Despite court orders to not take action against those who make claims under FRA 2006, many women and men were beaten up. The government is using the COVID lockdown as an excuse to roll back the gains made by…

CJP Assam: Reaching out to released detention camp inmates fighting poverty We are dedicated to fight for the impoverished who are trapped in the citizenship crisis

Till date, CJP Assam has managed to secure release of 32 inmates from Assam’s detention camps. Most of these recently released inmates come from very low income families, some have no source of income at all. CJP is continuing to keeping in touch with these people and helping them in any way we can. We…

Remembering Justice Hosbet Suresh: Eminent Judges, lawyers, activists, family come together An obituary of Justice Suresh, Co-organised by CJP

Celebrating the life and contribution of Justice Hosbet Suresh (20 July 1929 – 11 June 2020), this Zoom meeting was Co-organised by Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Citizens for Justice and Peace, Human Rights Law Network, Lawyers Collective, Majlis, People’s Watch, People’s Union for Civil Liberties & many more. From retired Supreme court…

Dudhwa National Park: Adivasi women’s fight for their land CJP stands with AIUFWP and the Adivasis of Dudhwa in this fight.

The corona pandemic has become an excuse for the forest department to roll back the claim on land made by Adivasis of Dudhwa. All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) works closely with Adivasis, Dalits and other people who depend on the forest. CJP stands with AIUFWP and the Adivasis of Dudhwa in this…

CJP Assam: Reunites Inmate with daughters after two years in detention camp Rahman Ali was released from a detention camp after CJP’s intervention

39-year-old Rahman Ali hails from Moukhowa village that falls under the jurisdiction of the Manikpur police station in Bongaigaon district. He was declared ‘foreigner’ and sent to the Goalpara detention camp on May 22, 2018. Rahman left behind his wife Arjina Begum and three daughters Rinkuma, Rehana and Rojmina who was only 9 months old…

Migrant Diaries : A CJP special series CJP’s special series on the Covid-19 crisis through the eyes of displaced Indians

Tales of an uncertain exodus, from migrant workers who faced starvation and made impossible journeys back home. Watch CJP’s special series on the Covid-19 crisis through the eyes of displaced Indians. CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied to needy families from the North…

पर्यावरण दिवस पर सोनभद्र से सोकालो गोंड का संदेश Sokalo Gond, Leading Member of AIUFWP, on World Environment Day

जल, जंगल , ज़मीन के लिए लड़ने वाली , अखिल भारतीय वन-जन श्रमजीवी यूनियन की वरिष्ठ नेत्री सोकालो गोंड का पर्यावरण दिवस पर सोनभद्र से संदेश Related: Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana move SC demanding forest rights Sokalo: An Adivasi warrior who defends her people Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her tool, FRA activist marches on…

Lockdown Impact: Disrupted harvest, lost jobs, hunger in rural India Professor Vikas Rawal speaks to Teesta Setalvad on the Lockdown Impact

WATCH: In light of a study by Vikas Rawal, Manish Kumar , Ankur Verma and Jesim Pais for SSER (Society for Social and Economic Research) , highlighting how the lockdown has brought misery to India’s rural population, Teesta Setalvad speaks to Prof Vikas Rawal. PROF VIKAS RAWAL is since September 2006, Associate Professor, Centre for…

Watch: Four people released from Tezpur Detention Camp As of 31st May, 31 inmates has been released from the detention camps, with CJP's help

In yet another victory, CJP has been able to secure the release of three men and one woman from an Assam detention camp. The inmates were released on conditional bail in accordance with a Supreme Court order. Watch this video to know more about the recently released inmates and hear what CJP Team Assam has…

Lockdown relief: Our partners have helped us make a difference on ground Thank you partners for helping us make a difference

Over the countrywide lockdown, CJP has reach out to 37000 people in 50 locations around Mumbai alone. Partnering with diverse organisations, we’ve had the opportunity to make enduring connections and extend our humanitarian network. Related: CJP against Hunger: Rations and essentials provided to migrant workers CJP against Hunger: Almost 1,500 families served in one day! CJP…

CJP Assam: Distributes food and clothes to the needy on Eid CJP will continue to fight against hunger and citizenship crisis for every marginalised and needy person

On the day of Eid, at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, CJP team Assam ventured out to deliver new clothes and food, to over 200 impoverished families in Assam. Four of these families’ members were recently released from Assam’s detentions camps by CJP’s efforts. CJP also joined hands with Bijni Prayas-Oikyatan to deliver…

CJP Assam: Halima Begum released after 4 years in detention camp CJP stands with the defenceless Indians in Assam affected by the citizenship crisis.

On 22nd April, Halima Begum was released after spending almost 4 years inside an ill-kept detention camp. Now, freed from the camp, she has no place to call home. Her husband has re-married and her children lead independent lives. This forces her to depend on others for survival. Watch this video to know more. Related:…

Can you help CJP to aid detainees who have completed their detention period in Assam? Help Us Help Assam

Detainees who have completed their stipulated detention period in Assam need help. Join CJP to help them get released & provide them financial as well as legal aid. Related: Victory! CJP helps secure release of 9 Detention Camp inmates in Assam The night Parbati came home CJP Assam: Three more inmates released from detention camps…

CJP partners with #HaqHai to reach out to migrants leaving Mumbai CJP Against COVID-19

Many migrant workers are gathering in huge numbers at bus stops, waiting to reach their state borders. Although some measures have been made for their transport, there are still many struggling to get home. CJP, in association with our partners #HaqHai, have reached out to the migrants, delivering water and essentials to those undertaking these…

Assam Detention Camps: CJP helps release Lalit Thakur after long legal battle We need your support to continue helping the defenseless and marginalised Indians in Assam

After a prolonged legal battle, CJP has helped secure the release of Lalit Thakur from the Goalpara detention camp. He had been jailed in the detention camp for almost four years. Earlier efforts to bail him out failed, as bailors holding necessary documents couldn’t be found. CJP will continue helping Indians languishing in detention camps.…

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