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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.

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…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

The 2004 Best Bakery Judgement and Its Significance Zahira Habibullah Sheikh v/s State of Gujarat, Delivered by the Supreme Court of India, April 12, 2004

Out of the miseries of the Gujarat carnage of 2002, thanks to the courage of the survivors and the tenacious work of the CJP core legal team, has emerged path-breaking jurisprudence on state accountability, victimology and witness protection. Thirteen years after the Supreme Court (SC) delivered the famed Best Bakery verdict, this judgement remains among…

Justice for the Incarcerated Tribals of Jharkand PIL against fake FIRs and false cases against Adivasis

The petition filed by Stan Swamy and others, after a detailed fact finding in Jharkand seeks to enforce the fundamental right to speedy trials of the ignorant and deprived members of the indigenous / downtrodden communities from the scheduled tribes and scheduled castes and other backward classes of Jharkhand facing trials in the courts. Over…

Amir Rizvi

Genesis of the Zakia Jafri Case Part 1 of a Four Part Exclusive Interview with Senior Advocate Mihir Desai

Zakia Jafri lost her husband, Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, in the Gulberg Society carnage that took place during the post-Godhra genocide in Gujarat in 2002. Zakia and Ehsan were sheltering their neighbours from a violent mob during the attack. Ehsan stepped out to plead with the mob for mercy for the people he was sheltering.…

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,…

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…

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…

Ensure Justice in Kasganj CJP moves NHRC

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has in a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), urged a suo motu notice and investigation into the perpetrated violence against minorities in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh. A copy of the complaint may be read here. The complaint states that, “For the past five days, since Republic Day, Kasganj…

Amir Rizvi

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…

Speak Out Against the Culture of Intimidation: Padmavati Row A Petition to NCW and NHRC

Freedom of speech and expression in India, suffered another body blow with the breaking out of a national row over the film ‘Padmavati’ this year. The film which has yet to be released in cinema halls, has been cleared officially by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), but its lead actor Ms. Deepika Padukone…

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Stop Violence against Mothers demanding Justice for their Children A Petition to NCW and NHRC

Indian mothers like Fatima Nafees and Radhika Vemula, who demanded justice for their missing and deceased sons and dared to ask tough questions, were rewarded for their persistence with police brutality and violence. These women are resilient, courageous and determined to find the truth. But all they get in return is apathy. Their stories are…

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…

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,…

The Murder of Pehlu Khan

Pehlu Khan was killed on a busy highway in Rajasthan by a mob of self-proclaimed cow protectors. Now in an exclusive investigation, senior investigative journalist Ajit Sahi has discovered that this was in fact murder. He has also found that the police sabotaged the investigation and engaged in an elaborate cover up. This weakened the…

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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,…

Amir Rizvi

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…

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