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Being a Sycophant and Saffron is a Potent Mix

There have been moments in the past seventy years or so, when the most authoritarian governments have drawn out the most supine responses from India’s higher judiciary. Remember Justice Bhagwati’s actions during ADM Jabalpur when he not just ratified the suspension of fundamental rights by then prime minister, Indira Gandhi (Justice HR Khanna was the…


The Mystery of the Aarey Fire and the Need for a Citizens’ Inquiry

In the late hours of Monday, December 3, 2018, a fire blazed in Mumbai’s Aarey forest, the city’s last remaining major green area. Various news reports reported that the fire originated in a plot close to the IT Park that is located adjacent to Aarey. Reports indicated that the fire department struggled to control the…


CJP इम्पैक्ट: असम में महज़ 40 घंटो में जमा हुए NRC दावों के 10000 आवेदन

छोटे और दूरस्थ इलाकों में NRC के मसौदे से बाहर कर दिए गए लोगों को, इससे सम्बंधित दावे दर्ज करने के कार्य में सहायता प्रदान करने के लिए, CJP ने असम के लोगों से आह्वान किया. 200 से अधिक सरकारी कर्मचारी, शिक्षक, शिक्षित युवा और कुछ सामाजिक संगठनों के सदस्य इस कार्य के लिए आगे आए. उन्होंने…


SC grants more time to file NRC Claims in Assam

In a welcome breather for Indian citizens in Assam, the Supreme Court has granted a deadline extension for filing applications under the Claims and Objections process. The Supreme Court had previously set December 15 as the deadline, but now it has extended it to December 31, 2018. The SC bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi…


Dignity through History: Acclaimed Historian Mushirul Hasan passes away

On Monday, December 10, 2018, we lost the man who changed how society looked at Indian Muslims. Eminent historian, intellectual and academic Mushirul Hasan, passed away in the wee hours of December 10, a day also marked as international Human Rights Day. This is a loss of mammoth proportions for intelligentsia, especially looking to reconstruct…


Jindal Steel allotted land: Odisha villagers vow to fight back

Even though South Korean steel major POSCO has withdrawn from Odisha, more than 2500 acres of fertile agricultural land is yet to be handed over to villagers affected by the project. According to POSCO Pratirodh Sangharsh Samiti (PPSS), the state government has now decided to hand over the entire area to Jindal Steel of the Sajjan Jindal…


Some Claims and Objections SOPs vague: Scope for Corruption?

In a fresh statewide directive, Prateek Hajela, the State Coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has shared some Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Claims and Objections process that deal with additional information to be taken into account while processing claims in special cases such as children under 14, married women, people who…


Impossible deadline for filing NRC Claim forms threatens future of 32 lakh people!

Even as the December 15 deadline for filing NRC Claim forms looms large, nearly 32 lakh people are yet to file their claims. Over the last 73 days, only 8,10,000 people have been able to complete the process. That comes to approximately 11,095 application filed per day. Given how now there are less than ten…


CJP इम्पैक्ट: दावा-आपत्ति की प्रक्रिया में NRC प्राधिकरण की नर्मी

21 नवंबर को CJP की सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ और हमारी असम परियोजना समन्वयक ज़मशेर अली एक साथ एक फेसबुक लाइव प्रसारण में दिखाई दिए. इस प्रसारण में राष्ट्रीय नागरिकता रजिस्टर (NRC) में दावा दर्ज कराने की प्रक्रिया के उन पहलुओं की जानकारी दी गई जिसके कारण कई लोगों को भारी चुनौतियों का सामना करना पड़ रहा है.…


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