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Is UP at war with it’s own people?

In wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) coming into effect, several protests had erupted across India. While most remained peaceful, violence was reported from a few. However, questions that need to be asked are; who triggered and who perpetrated the violence, and who was at the receiving end. Now, a fact-finding report by Karwan-e-Mohabbat,…


Allegations of inclusion of ‘ineligible’ people in Assam NRC

There appears to be no respite for people of Assam. Some are likely to suffer even though their names have been included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published in August last year. Now, in a letter addressed to all Deputy Commissioners and District Registrars of Citizens Registration (DRCR) of all districts,…


CAA-NPR-NRC – Why is there so much controversy? Should citizens worry?

Citizenship has been defined as the right to have rights. Over the past six years, there have been clear political moves to fundamentally assault and redefine this Constitutional basis of both Indian nationhood and citizenship. Especially now, with the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 being passed and a not thoroughly debated all India-level NPR-National Register of…


Hurdles in releasing detention camp inmates cause anxiety in Assam

There is widespread anxiety in Assam these days, and it has to do with two key issues; difficulties in releasing inmates who have completed three years in captivity, and the delay in issuing rejection order copies that can help those who have been left out of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). Now that…


CJP IN ACTION: Teesta Setalvad conducts an awareness workshop on CAA-NRC-NPR in Mumbra

An awareness programme on laws relating to CAA, NPR and NRC was held at the Old Petrol Pump, Mumbra by CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad. The said workshop started at 6:30 pm and ended at 10:00 pm. The workshop was an overwhelming success with around 2,500 attendees. Out of the total attendees, 1/3rd of them were…


Shaheen Bagh: Regime stooges launch smear campaign against Teesta Setalvad even as SC mediators arrive

On Wednesday, Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandra, the interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court reached Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh to mediate with people protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR). Hegde told media persons, “We have come here according to the order of Supreme Court. We…


World’s Most Successful Refugee Community – The Case of Tibetan Refugees in India

When in 1950, China sought to ‘Liberalise’ Tibet, what it did in effect was persecution of the native Tibetans by attacking their unique culture in an attempt to impose Chinese Marxist ideology and practices in the social and political culture of Tibetans, who practice and preach Tibetan Buddhism – with the Dalai Lama as their…


CJP in Action: Clearing confusion and creating awareness

The burgeoning nationwide movement to resist the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) has helped start dinner table conversations about citizenship and nationhood in many a household. There is tremendous curiosity and persistent confusion given a possibly deliberate attempt by the regime to obfuscate the truth. CJP…


CJP in Action: Forest workers unite with anti-CAA protesters

Recently a contingent of 23 Dalit and Adivasi forest workers from Lakhimpur Khikri, Sonbhadra and Manikpur arrived in New Delhi to express solidarity with people protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The visiting contingent comprised members of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). Just like the protests at Shaheen Bagh are predominantly…


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