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CJP brings Adivasis to Mumbai Shores Sonbhadra comes to Mumbai

On #WorldIndigenousDay, CJP is proud to stand with the Adivasi human rights defenders who are fighting for their ‘jal jangal zameen’. Related: FRA 2006 can’t be diluted Sokalo: An Adivasi warrior who defends her people Lobby of Corporate Interests, Bureaucrats and Mafia looting Forest Land: Roma Sonbhadra’s Mahua Coloured Dreams Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her…

Watch: Re-verification notices spark panic in Assam, SC order violated? Assam NRC process causes chaos

Thousands of re-verification notices have been served in lower Assam summoning people for hearings, virtually overnight, in places as much as 600 kilometers away. Apart from being in clear violation of the July 23, 2019 order of the Supreme Court that turned down the state and center’s demand for such re-verification, poor access to transportation…

The Notorious Foreigners’ Tribunals of Assam What are FTs and what do they do?

Assam’s dreaded Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) are back in focus after the Ministry of Home Affairs told the Parliament that over 1 million people have been declared foreigners in Assam by FTs so far! But what exactly are FTs and what do these tribunals do? Watch this video to find out.     Related: CJP in…

Legal Eagles Join Forces with CJP in Assam CJP takes a delegation of lawyers and journalists to Assam

On June 27th 2019 CJP took a delegation of eminent lawyers and senior journalists to Assam to assess ground realities as well as devise a strategy to help genuine Indian citizens, especially those from marginalised and low income backgrounds navigate the tortuous claims process as well as proceedings before Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT). Related: Citizens for…

Assam: Suicide fearing loss of Citizenship Assam NRC and Deaths

In the last few years, the Kafkaesque process of determining citizenship has created unprecedented stress and apprehension in millions of people in Assam. From the state election commission marking D-voter arbitrarily, to possible incarceration in Detention Camps, non transparent working of Foreigner Tribunals and political and bureaucratic meddling in the NRC process, the crisis of…

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Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her tool, Sonbhadra Forest Rights leader marches on Human Rights Defender

Rajkumari Bhuiya is in her fifties now. A natural organiser, Rajkumari moves from one village to another with not just songs of protests. She has a song for everything that happens in the lives of Adivasis. Whether it’s a stormy night, or police atrocities, she moves gently through all the hurdles with a song, infusing…

Nationwide Protest against possible Eviction of Lakhs of Forest Dwellers To Implement Forest Rights Act 2006

In the recently concluded two day national consultation of Land and Forest rights movement organised by Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan, it was declared that several Lands and Forest Rights Organisations will hold nationwide protest actions on the July 22nd against the Supreme Court order on eviction of Forest Dwelling Communities. The consultation voiced the pathos of…

Help CJP protect the citizenship of Indians in Assam What is NRC and how are the people in Assam affected

Over 500 of CJP’s volunteers have been working tirelessly across 18 of the worst affected districts of Assam, helping people navigate the difficult and often incomprehensible NRC process. We are also helping those whose citizenship is being questioned before Foreigners’ Tribunals. This is significant in light of the recent submission of the Ministry of Home…

Aarey Adivasi’s Roar at Public Hearing Mumbaikars urge a callous Tree Authority to save its Forest

Apart from being the Green Lungs of the city, Aarey is also home to 27 Adivasi Padas or hamlets. The residents of these padas attended the Public hearing of the Tree Authority to oppose the felling of 2702 trees for a Metro Shed. They were overwhelmingly represented by women and their refrain was to protect…

Assam Crisis: MHA Reveals Shocking Figures The citizenship crisis is brewing in Assam

In response to MP Shashi Tharoor in parliament, the MHA has revealed shocking figures about detention camps in Assam, inadvertently highlighting the scale of the tragedy that people, especially the poorest sections are facing. Watch this video to know more.   SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates Bengali Hindu labeled “Bangladeshi”, found dead…

Facebook looks away as hate speech multiplies : Equality Labs According to Equality Labs' “Facebook India: Towards the tipping point in violence, caste and religious hate speech."

Equality Labs produced a report concerning hate speech on facebook during 2018 and It reveals disturbingly real threats that facebook content presents to an estimated 300 million Indian caste, religious, gender, and queer minorities both in India and abroad. Without urgent intervention, they fear that India will see hate speech weaponized into a trigger for…

CJP in Assam: Our appeals ensured due process in Assam 'Excluded' names from the hearing dates now scheduled

CJP’s team of volunteers working tirelessly on the ground in Assam have achieved a huge success. They circulated notices in Assamese and Bengali to ensure those being excluded from due process and hearings at the NRC centres, actually got justice. As a result the NRC authority was then compelled to schedule hearing dates of those…

Zamser Ali: A Ray of hope for the people of Assam Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Zamser Ali, a journalist and activist from Assam, whose unceasing fight against the system to reinstate the human rights of the poorest of the poor is not only inspiring but overwhelming. Zamser continues to work on the ground, trying to make this world a better place, one day at a…

ASHA’s from across Maharashtra Gather in Mumbai Demanding government's attention and better pay

Recognised as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), these women are suffering because despite their hard work and critical role in improving the health and hygiene of people in villages across India they are not recognized as government employees and are grossly underpaid. Barring a few states, ASHA workers do not get fixed salaries, but incentives…

Sokalo Gond: Adivasi warrior who defends her people Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Human rights defender Sokalo Gond who fights for the rights of her people, in Sonbhadra, a forested region of UP. She is one of the most important forces in the struggle for the implementation of forest rights act 2006 in Sonbhadra. Over the years, Sokalo has been working relentlessly with…

KHOJ: Rights and Duties CJP's Educational Program for a Plural India

This session is expected to evolve a lasting understanding and grasp within young minds of what his/her rights are as an individual. Our Rights and Teachers Rights, Rights and Responsibilities and Rights and Duties. A critical part of the discussions involve discussing those rights. This module consists of three exercises. Each child is given this…

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Lobby of Corporate Interests, Bureaucrats and Mafia looting Forest Land: Roma Part 1 of a two part EXCLUSIVE video interview

In an exclusive conversation with CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad, Roma Malik highlights the illegality of the February 2019 Supreme Court order (later stayed), the challenges in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, the farce of pitting arguments of survival of forest dwellers versus wildlife conservancy and many more issues. The first part of…

CJP’s #HateHatao Workshop with Volunteers in Varanasi Download the App Now!

CJP recently conducted a Hate Hatao workshop with volunteers of Lok Chetna Samiti in Varanasi. These volunteers work on the ground with marginalised people and have experienced bouts of hate being spread. They will now take forward the message of a hate free India through CJP’s Hate Hatao, Desh Bachao App. To Download: http://bit.ly/2GaguBW  …

Assam: CJP is Gearing up for Battles that Lie Ahead Help us help Assam

CJP in Assam: we have been working relentlessly, from sending a fact finding team to putting together a team of Volunteer Motivators who have traveled the length and breath of Assam helping lakhs of people fill out claims forms and help them understand the NRC process. CJP is now prepared to step in and provide…

#HateOffender: Yogi Adityanath and his chilling hate speeches against minorities Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

From being a ‘yogi’ of modern times to being elected CM of Uttar Pradesh, but the one thing that has always remained constant about Yodi Adityanath, is his unabashed and open hate against Muslims. Mincing no words, he openly threatens to break the law and speaks against the coexistence of religions. His highly communal speeches…

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