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Arrests of Adivasi HRDs in Sonbhadra, UP: NHRC Intervenes, assures Action

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has intervened asking SP, Sonbhadra and the District Magistrate to explain their action of llegal detention of tribal women and men arrested from Sonbhadra, UP on June 6. All those arrested are active with the All Indian Union of Forest Working Peoples (AIUFWP). Roma and other representatives from AIUFWP,…


Gauri Lankesh’s murder: Will justice prevail?

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru by a bike-born assailant. On Monday, June 11, the sixth accused in the case, Parashuram Waghmore, 26, was arrested. With the murder investigation still unfolding, it remains to be seen if Gauri Lankesh will get justice.…


Knocking once again at the Doors of Justice

Once again, the brave fighter of human rights of the marginalized and downtrodden, our Secretary Teesta Setalvad stands firm as her Anticipatory Bail Application (ABA) is being heard in the Gujarat High Court along with that of her colleague and husband, Javed Anand. Despite continued tactics of the Central and Gujarat state governments to incarcerate…


Teesta Setalvad Uncensored

On a rainy Saturday in June, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) Secretary Teesta Setalvad sat down with stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for conversation about her work, the allegations against her, and the situation of human rights in India (the complete video may be viewed here). This was our first Ask Me Anything, in which…


Pregnant and Helpless in a Detention Camp

This story is a part of our series on people in Assam who have been declared foreigners after an allegedly flawed and arbitrary process of determining citizenship. Even as the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is all set to be disclosed on June 30, 2018, thousands of people have had their…


FRC Robertsganj, UP seeks withdrawal of “illegal” notice

In the latest development in the forest rights struggle in Sonbhadra, the Sub District Magistrate (SDM) of Robertsganj has issued notices for “illegal occupation of land” to the president and members of the Forest Rights Committee (FRC). Notably, the people had filed Community resource rights claims, along with 16 Gram Sabhas (GS), on March 23,…


The Sardarpura Case

Here is a time-line of the events that unfolded on the night of March 1, 2002 in Sardarpura (Gujarat) and CJP’s intervention and work after the massacre.


URGENT ALERT: Adivasi Forest Movement leader Sukalo arrested

  Sukalo Gond, the treasurer of AIUFWP, along with Kisamati Gond and Sukhdev Gond were arrested in a clandestine manner from Chopan station, Sonbhadra, UP just as they were returning after a meeting with the state forest minister, Dara Singh Chauhan and Forest Secretary in Lucknow on June 6. Sukhdev Gond is resident of village…


Countering All Allegations

CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad has been constantly targeted by a vindictive state using false cases, intimidation tactics and a vicious media campaign. This witch hunt is how they are punishing her for daring to speak up against the powerful perpetrators of the 2002 Gujarat genocide. Now, we would like to set the record straight and…


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