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CJP has pursued the ideals of justice, liberty and equality, enshrined in the Indian Constitution, in our courts, in communities, with the political class and the media. CJP believes in a citizenry that is action oriented and willing to become the agent of change, to breathe life and spirit into the Constitutional dream.

Breaking: All Intervention Applications defending FRA, 2006 admitted by SC HRDs Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana’s IA backed by CJP and AIUFWP also admitted, interveners to file written submissions

In a major breakthrough for Adivasi organisations and advocates of rights of forest dwelling communities, the Supreme Court of India has admitted all the 19 intervention applications that had been filed before it urging it to stop the eviction of millions of forest dwellers. Filed by different sets of directly concerned individuals and organisations, all…

Citizenship Dilemma in Assam

Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana lead the campaign for Forest Rights in SC Intervention Application backed by CJP and AIUFWP

Adivasi human rights defenders Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana have moved Supreme Court praying for justice for millions of forest dwellers, especially women, who have been denied forest rights, and now face the prospect of eviction from their traditional habitats. The duo have filed an intervention application in the ongoing case led by Wildlife First.…

Zakia Jafri Case: Bringing the High and Mighty to Justice CJP works alongside Zakia Jafri in a mammoth litigation

The Zakia Jafri case is a unique and unprecedented litigation that attempts to pin responsibility for the Gujarat 2002 carnage on the people who were in power at the time… people who failed to prevent the spread of violence, and may have done so deliberately. Often confused with the Gulberg Society case, mainly due to…

CJP and AIUFWP move Allahabad High Court to release illegally detained Adivasis Habeas Corpus Petition filed to protect Sukalo Gond and Kismatiya Gond

CJP is committed to upholding and defending the rights of all Indians, especially those belonging to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of society. With this in mind, we have been fighting shoulder to shoulder with Adivasis and forest workers in different parts of India, in our common quest for the implementation of…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

CJP fights for justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre Punctures Prevalent Culture of Impunity

For 16 long years, CJP has stood by its credo, to assist the eye-witness survivors of the genocidal carnage in Gujarat in 2002, get justice and reparation. We have battled within the Courts, stood by the Survivors in their quest for justice and achieved milestones. In the process we have also been victimised by an…

सीजेपी निशाने पर हमारे साथियों को डराने-धमकाने और उत्पीड़ित करने का एक व्यापक विवरण

हाल ही में, धर्मनिरपेक्षता और धार्मिक अल्पसंख्यकों के साथ मानव अधिकार संबंधी कार्य के प्रति अपनी वचनबद्धता के कारण सीजेपी सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ जी को दो टीवी समाचार चैनलों ने “हिंदुत्वविरोधी” कहा है. इस के कारणवश सीजेपी ने एनएचआरसी को इस में दखल देने का आग्रह किया, क्योंकि इस तरह की गैरजिम्मेदाराना और दुर्भावनापूर्ण रिपोर्ट…

प्रेम जन्म भूमि – एक कदम शांति की ओर सर्वोच्च न्यायलय में हमारी याचिका का समर्थन करें

देश के कोने कोने से अलग अलग व्यवसायों से जुड़े तीस से अधिक लोग, जो हज़ारों हिन्दुस्तानियों की तरह की अमन की इच्छा रखतें हैं, आज CJP के साथ मिल कर सुप्रीम कोर्ट में अयोध्या विवाद के केस में हस्तक्षेप कर रहे हैं| हमारी प्रार्थना है की संवैधानिक मूल्यों को ध्यान में रखते हुए फैसला…

Ayodhya Dispute: Give Peace a Chance Sign this online petition supporting our intervention in the Supreme Court

Citizens for Justice and Peace and several prominent Indians, from different walks of life, have filed a petition in the Supreme Court to intervene in the Ayodhya dispute case. We believe that this is neither a property dispute, nor a Hindu vs Muslim issue but a matter that affects the very soul of India. A…

CJP Targeted A Comprehensive Account of Every Time our team has been Harassed and Bullied

Recently two TV news channels labeled CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad “anti-Hindu” due to her commitment to secularism and human rights related work with religious minorities. This prompted CJP to move NHRC, as such irresponsible and malicious reportage puts a virtual bull’s eve on Setalvad’ back and endangers her life. But this is not the first…

AAJ Tak airs inflammatory debate, posts hateful content on Twitter Acts despite NBSA advisory, CJP sends written complaint to the broadcaster

While covering the Ayodhya dispute case, Aaj Tak resorted to certain practices which were violative of the guidelines issued by the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). The channel not only aired a debate where participants were allowed to make hateful statements against the minority community, it also made a post on twitter about another show…

BJP Mumbai Chief spews venom against minorities in election speech CJP moves Election Commission

In a flagrant violation of the Rule 3 of the Model Code of Conduct set by the Election Commission for Political Parties and Candidates, BJP Mumbai Chief Mangal Pratap Lodha delivered a communally charged speech at a rally in Mumbadevi on Wednesday. While the EC took cognizance of the matter suo motu keeping the repercussions…

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam

Sultanpur rape case: CJP moves NHRC citing lacunae in police investigation Raises concerns about possibly deliberate attempts to derail the case

On September 10, villagers from Baijapur in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh woke up to the mutilated body of a young girl hung from a tree, not much unlike the Badaun rape case. The incident was also reminiscent of the Nirbhaya rape case given how a stick had been inserted in the victim’s private parts. But…

Complaint against Zee News

Victory! NBSA rules in CJP’s favour in Complaint against Zee News Broadcaster warned, asked to remove content

In a huge victory for CJP’s campaign against hate speech, the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has acted on our complaint against Zee News and asked the channel to take down inflammatory and violence inducing content broadcast in June 2018 during its show Kya Kehta Hai India. In its order issued on May 1, the NBSA has stated,…

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NBSA Accepts CJP complaint against Zee TV for inciteful telecast Calls both parties for hearing on February 25, 2019

CJP’s complaint dated July 9, 2018, against Zee News for violating the News Broadcasting Standards Authority’s (NBSA) Special Guidelines covering Impartiality, Neutrality and Fairness, when it aired a programme titled ‘Kya Kehta Hai India’ on June 6, 2018 at 8 p.m., has been accepted. Both parties have been called for a hearing in New Delhi…

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Hate Watch: CJP’s complaint over hate-filled content on Zee News continues CJP responds to NBSA over letter from Zee Media Corporation

CJP received a response from Zee Media Corporation Ltd. (ZMCL) after we first sent a letter, and then filed a complaint with the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), over hate-filled and violence-inducing content aired on Zee News in June 2018. CJP has since responded to the NBSA, requesting that our complaint may be pursued further.…

हेट वॉच – वाराणसी चर्च हिंसा मामले में CJP ने किया NHRC से जांच का आग्रह फेसबुक से भी नफ़रत फैलाने वाले पोस्ट और विडियो के खिलाफ़ जांच की अपील की

शांति, अहिंसा तथा सभी संवैधानिक अधिकारों की रक्षा हेतु CJP सदा सक्रिय रहा है. आज देश भर में अल्पसंख्यकों पर हो रहे अत्याचार पर भी हमारी नज़र बनी हुई है. हाल ही में वाराणसी में २०० वर्ष पुराने सेंट थॉमस गिरिजा घर पर हुए हमले के बारे में जब हमें पता चला तो हमनें राष्ट्रीय…

Hate Watch: CJP writes to NHRC about Varanasi Church attack Also urges Facebook to take action as its video feature was used to spread hate and incite violence

CJP was founded on the constitutional values of dialogue and harmony between various sections of Indian society, and it is consistently disappointing when dominant groups target minority communities in India. Recently, several local citizens’ organisations in Varanasi alleged, in a letter submitted to district officials, that a mob of members of the Hindu Yuva Shakti…

हेट वॉच- धर्म संसद में हुए नफ़रतपूर्ण भाषणों के ख़िलाफ़ CJP ने दर्ज कराई शिकायत हिंसा भड़काने व सामंजस्य बिगाड़ने वालों पर हम कड़ी कार्यवाही की मांग करते हैं

बीते जुलाई महीने की 22 तारीख़ को हरियाणा में एक धार्मिक सभा का आयोजन हुआ जिसे धर्म संसद कहा गया. इस सभा में ऐसे बहुतेरों को मंच मिला जो भारतीय समाज के सुद्रिण ताने-बाने को तोड़ने की, लोगों को समुदायों में बाँट देने की, उत्पात, हिंसा और नफ़रत फैलाने की बात करते हैं. CJP ने…

Hate Watch: CJP files complaint over hate-filled speeches at Dharm Sansad Seeks action against statements inciting violence, disharmony

A recent religious conclave, or Dharm Sansad, held in July, became a platform for multiple individuals to deliver hate-filled speeches inciting violence against sections of Indians, particularly those from marginalised communities. CJP took note of this event, where a whole host of measures ostensibly to protect Hindu culture in India were proposed. Multiple controversial matters…

असम में मानवीय त्रासदी के खिलाफ CJP का अभियान भारतीय नागरिकों की मदद के लिए उतरी CJP टीम

असम में NRC की ड्राफ्ट लिस्ट प्रकाशित होने से पहले से ही सिटिजन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस, यानी CJP को समझ आ गया था कि राज्य में किस पैमाने की मुसीबत आएगी. तब से लेकर अब तक असम में CJP ने कई पहलकदमियां कीं. आइए उन पर एक नजर डालते हैं. दिसंबर 2017 में असम…

CJP in Assam: The evolution of our campaign to avert a humanitarian crisis An account of our various initiatives to help Indians in Assam

Even before the partial draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released in Assam, CJP has had its eye on the brewing humanitarian crisis in the state. Here’s a look at our initiatives since then. In December 2017, the first partial draft of the NRC was published. This partial draft excluded over one…

Teesta Setalvad and Vishal Dadlani urge you to Fight The Mob Press Release

Human Rights Defender Teesta Setalvad and rockstar Vishal Dadlani came together in Mumbai to discuss the growing instances of mob violence and institutional scuttling of dissenting voices. The initiative called ‘Fight The Mob’ is an extension of a nationwide campaign against hate speech by human rights organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) of which Setalvad is Secretary. “We…

भड़काऊ भाषणों में सबसे आगे कौन ? भड़काऊ भाषणों के खिलाफ हमारे अभियान से जुड़ें!

एसोसिएशन ऑफ डेमोक्रेटिक रिफॉर्म्स (ADR) और नेशनल इलेक्शन वॉच (NEW) द्वारा एक रिपोर्ट जारी की गयी है, जिसके मुताबिक़ लोकसभा और राज्य विधानसभा के कई सदस्यों पर भड़काऊ भाषण इस्तेमाल करने का आरोप लगा है – इसमें सबसे आगे भाजपा है.   भड़काऊ भाषणों के खिलाफ हमारे अभियान से जुड़ें: Understand what constitutes Hate Speech…

Hate Speech Rules the Day Join Our Campaign Against Hate Speech

A report released on April 25, 2018 by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) says that the BJP leads the pack when it comes to members who have police complaints of hate speech filed against them. Join Our Campaign Against Hate Speech Understand what constitutes Hate Speech How Hate Builds  

Increased Cross-border Shelling has devastated lives: Concerned Citizens Group Six fold increase in ceasefire violations, 40,000 civilians evacuated

In view of the rise in cross-border firing between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) decided to visit some of the affected areas. They also held discussions with prominent opinion makers in Jammu and in Srinagar. The primary rationale…

Curb Cow Vigilantism

Divide and Rule in the Name of the Cow Findings of Fact Finding team investigating cow vigilantism and lynching

In a damning indictment of the government’s failure to stop violence against minorities, especially in the name of the cow protection, a new report by a fact finding team led by the Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan has found that the so called ‘Gau Rakshaks’ are a communally motivated group that thrives on religiously motivated violence. What…

CJP’s Petition against Communal Rath Yatra inspires ‘March for Secularism’ 2400 kms long march will begin in Chennai

Deeply disturbed at the communal and divisive agenda of the 41 day long Rath Yatra to mobilise support for building a Ram Temple at Ayodhya, CJP had started an online petition to inspire ordinary Indians to protest peacefully against it. Now, a group of secular and peace loving citizens are coming together to organise a…

Gujarat Riots

15 Years of CJP A Timeline of campaigns and petitions spearheaded by us

Over the last 15 years CJP has been working tirelessly to secure justice for victims and survivors of communal violence. We have been fighting for the rights of all Indians in the courts and beyond. Here’s a quick timeline of all our big and small accomplishments so far.       [TIMELINE-23263]

Righ to Privacy

The Privacy Song

In India, often when one speaks of privacy, people presume that the person has something to hide. In fact, the words ‘privacy’ and ‘secrecy’ are often interchangeable in our society. This may be because traditionally we have been a collectivist society as opposed to the more individualist culture of western nations. This is why often,…

CJP ने चलाया असम के भारतीय नागरिकों को कानूनी मदद देने का अभियान पैरालीगल कार्यकर्ताओं और स्थानीय और जिला स्तर के वकीलों को दी ट्रेनिंग

सिटिजन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) ने असम में भारतीय नागरिकों को अपनी नागरिकता के दावे को अच्छी तरह पेश करने की ट्रेनिंग देने के लिए हाल में एक कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया था. इस कार्यक्रम में पैरालीगल कार्यकर्ताओं और स्थानीय और जिला स्तर के वकीलों को उन कौशल और ट्रेनिंग से लैस कराया गया,…

CJP trains paralegals to help Indians defend their citizenship Legal luminaries share knowledge with over 100 participants in Guwahati

CJP has just concluded a three day paralegal training workshop in Guwahati in the run up to the publication of the final NRC on August 31, 2019. The objective of the workshop was to equip local, district level lawyers and paralegal volunteers with in-depth skills and training to navigate the complex issue of citizenship after…

Release Chandrasekhar Azad

चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद को रिहा करो अभी इस याचिका पर हस्ताक्षर करें

भीम सेना प्रमुख, चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद की रिहाई और उनके खिलाफ राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा कानून (रासुका या NSA) के आरोपों को खारिज करने के लिये CJP ने उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्य मंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ के नाम एक याचिका तैयार की है. हमने उनसे अनुरोध किया है कि वे जल्द से जल्द चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद को जेल से रिहा…

intervene and secure justice for TISS students

CJP Appeals to MHRD to intervene and secure justice for TISS students Sign our petition NOW!

TISS students from the campuses in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati have been on strike since February 21, 2018. Their peaceful protest focuses on issues that have a universal and far reaching impact on the education system in India. The main concern behind the protests is against the withdrawal of fee exemption and waivers to…

Rath Yatra 2018: Political ploy or Communal Conspiracy? The last time a chariot passed through India, it triggered hate and violence

The RSS and its affiliates have started a Rath Yatra aimed at polarising voters in upcoming elections. This even as the Supreme Court hears the Ayodhya dispute case. CJP calls for peaceful protests at each stop of the Rath Yatra takes. We also urge people to hold programmes for Peace and Communal Harmony. After all, India…

प्रेम जन्म भूमि – एक कदम शांति की ओर सर्वोच्च न्यायलय में हमारी याचिका का समर्थन करें

देश के कोने कोने से अलग अलग व्यवसायों से जुड़े तीस से अधिक लोग, जो हज़ारों हिन्दुस्तानियों की तरह की अमन की इच्छा रखतें हैं, आज CJP के साथ मिल कर सुप्रीम कोर्ट में अयोध्या विवाद के केस में हस्तक्षेप कर रहे हैं| हमारी प्रार्थना है की संवैधानिक मूल्यों को ध्यान में रखते हुए फैसला…

Ayodhya Dispute: Give Peace a Chance Sign this online petition supporting our intervention in the Supreme Court

Citizens for Justice and Peace and several prominent Indians, from different walks of life, have filed a petition in the Supreme Court to intervene in the Ayodhya dispute case. We believe that this is neither a property dispute, nor a Hindu vs Muslim issue but a matter that affects the very soul of India. A…

Free Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan

Free Chandrashekhar Azad (Ravan) Sign our petition today!

Bhim Army Chief, Chandrashekhar Azad, popularly known as Ravan, has been incarcerated in an unjust manner for about 8 months now. He was arrested by the UP police on June 9, 2017 in connection with the Saharanpur violence of May 2017. Apart from multiple criminal cases, that CJP believes are being unjustly foist on him,…

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Join CJP’s campaign to quash False Cases against Adivasis in Odisha Sign petition to CM Naveen Patnaik NOW!

CJP is focusing its resources in helping Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) being targeted with false cases for fighting from the ground, to negotiate the Indian legal system and continue the good fight. Battling False and Mala-fide cases in the Courts is a Special Focus Action Area of CJP. CJP has been following up the developments…

AAJ Tak airs inflammatory debate, posts hateful content on Twitter Acts despite NBSA advisory, CJP sends written complaint to the broadcaster

While covering the Ayodhya dispute case, Aaj Tak resorted to certain practices which were violative of the guidelines issued by the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). The channel not only aired a debate where participants were allowed to make hateful statements against the minority community, it also made a post on twitter about another show…

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Hate Watch: CJP writes to Zee News Seeks action against hate filled poetry show

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has written to the Zee Media Corporation after its channel, Zee News, saw fit to air a divisive programme on June 30, 2018, on its ‘Kya Kehta Hai India’ segment. The programme featured multiple poets who called for widespread violence against the population of Jammu and Kashmir, with no…

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