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People’s Tribunal: NRC and its Constitutional Process and Human Cost Eminent Jury Members on the humanitarian crisis of Assam

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…

Hari Om

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…

Aarey forest

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

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 on FRA

SC admits Intervention Applications by CJP and AIUFWP to defend Forest Rights Act 2006 CJP fights for FRA 2006

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…

teesta Setalvad

Proceedings before Foreigners’ Tribunals are really the issue: Teesta Setalvad Teesta Setalvad raises critical points

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 A short Explainer on Forest Rights Act 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…

Nivada

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…

Khoj

KHOJ celebrates teacher’s day CJP's Educational Program for a plural India

CJP’s Khoj is a secular educational program that teaches constitutional values to children. 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…

Forest Dwellers have no support from Gov’t in filing Land Claims: Roma CJP Secy Teesta Setalvad and AIUFWP Dy Gen. Secy Roma explore the complicated process of filing community forest rights claims and other related issues

In the second part of an exclusive conversation with CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad, the deputy general secretary of All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) Roma Malik highlights the complex and tedious process of filing claims under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. Under the Act,…

CJP Team Visits Families of People Excluded from the NRC CJP helps genuine Indian citizens 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.

CJP is committed to defending all genuine Indian citizens: Zamser Ali CJP helps people to get their names in the final NRC

On the day of publication of the final NRC, CJP’s Assam state coordinator Zamser Ali shares instances of people who were excluded and how our Volunteer Motivators as well Community Volunteers have been working around the clock across Assam to help all those who need help. CJP is humbled to discover that many individuals and…

Empowering Assam: CJP’s Paralegal Training Workshop CJP in Action for Assam NRC

CJP held an in-depth 3 day paralegal training workshop for our volunteers and other interested people. The aim of the workshop was to train attendees in legal and procedural intricacies in assisting Indian Citizens defend their citizenships in Foreigners’ Tribunals. Nearly 100 participants came from across the state of Assam where practicing lawyers and legal…

Behind Shadows Tales of Injustice from Assam's Detention camps

Assam’s Detention Camps are the dark, dank and dreary modern day purgatory like limbo lands, where those who are Declared Foreigner (DF) by Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT) are condemned to spend their time till they are able to either secure bail or have the FT judgment overturned by a higher court. However, given how most inmates…

Rajkumari of Dhuma: Fighting for her rights with a song on her lips Human Rights Defender

“Our struggle is neither against the dam nor against the brokers; we are demanding our rights. We are demanding our land” says Rajkumari, a fiery activist of the Kaimur Kisan Andolan, which is part of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). Rajkumari Bhuiya from Dhuma has grown into an immutable voice who…

Assam: How our Volunteer Motivators are Making an Impact CJP Volunteers in Assam

Hear our Volunteer Motivators talk about the challenges faced by Indian Citizens in Assam & how our team helps overcome them. Learn more about our work in Assam, visit: CJP.org.in/Assam Related: SC rejects government’s appeal for re-verification, extends NRC deadline Citizens for Assam: A Quest for Hope and Justice Citizenship proof documents a sign of…

Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Lawyer describes tortuous legal journey Audio Interview with Teesta Setalvad

On the eve of the Pehlu Khan lynching judgment, Teesta Setalvad spoke to the deceased dairy farmer’s lawyer Kasim Khan. Here’s the audio interview where Advocate Khan takes us through the tortuous legal journey of this extremely controversial case. Not only was Pehlu Khan blamed for his fate, but he was also chargesheeted by the…

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