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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…

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Hate Watch: CJP files complaint over hate-filled Zee News show Seeks action from NBSA against violence-inducing content

CJP has filed an official complaint with the NBSA over ‘inciteful’ and violence-inducing content aired by Zee News. We took note after Zee News saw fit to air divisive content on June 30, 2018, during its ‘Kya Kehta Hai India’ programme. The show, a poetry meet or kavi sammelan, featured multiple poets who called for widespread violence…

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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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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

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…

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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…

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…

कोविड-19: जरूरतमंदों को गैर-चिकित्सा राहत प्रदान करने वाले वॉलंटियर्स के लिए दिशा-निर्देश अपनी खुद की सुरक्षा और दूसरों को आश्वस्त करने के लिए नीचे दिए गए दिशानिर्देशों का पालन करना अनिवार्य है

कोरोना संकट से पूरे भारत में बहुत सारे लोगों के लिए ज़रूरी सामान की किल्लत हो गई है. जबकि चिकित्सा, राहत और पुनर्वास जारी है, परन्तु ज़मीनी सतह पर हाशिये पर रह रहे गरीब समुदायों में इस महामारी की जानकारी फैलाना और इस मुसीबत को पार करने लायक सहायता करना आवश्यक है. यदि आप ज़रूरतमंद…

Covid-19 volunteer guidelines in Bengali এই গাইডলাইন তাদের জন্য যারা কোভিড-১৯ সংকট চলাকালীন স্বেচ্ছাসেবক হিসেবে নিজেকে নিয়োজিত করেছেন বা করবেন

ভারতে কোভিড-১৯ সংকট চলাকালীন সমগ্র দেশজুড়ে  অনেকেই অত্যাবশ্যকীয় জিনিসপত্র থেকে বঞ্চিত হয়েছে। চিকিৎসা- ত্রাণসামগ্রী এবং পুনর্বাসনের কাজ চলছে,এখন প্রয়োজন স্বেচ্ছাসেবকের যারা সমাজের প্রান্তিক শ্রেণি বা সাধারণ জনগণের  কাছে এই মহামারী সম্পর্কে সচেতনতা ছড়িয়ে দিতে পারে এবং প্রয়োজনীয় সামগ্রী গুলো পৌঁছে দিতে পারে। আপনি যদি এমন কেউ হন যে ব্যক্তি সক্ষমতা বা কোনও সংস্থার সাথে স্বেচ্ছায়…

Covid-19: স্বেচ্ছাসেৱক সকলে মানিবলগীয়া নিৰ্দেশাৱলী Covid-19 ৰ সংকটে সমগ্ৰ দেশজুৰি বহুজনক অত্যাৱশ্যকীয় সামগ্ৰীৰ পৰা বঞ্ছিত কৰিছে ।

Covid-19 ৰ সংকটে সমগ্ৰ দেশজুৰি বহুজনক অত্যাৱশ্যকীয় সামগ্ৰীৰ পৰা বঞ্ছিত কৰিছে । তথাপিও স্বেচ্ছাসেৱকসকলে তৃণমূল পৰ্যায়ত প্ৰান্তিক জনগণৰ মাজত এই মহামাৰী সম্পৰ্কে সজাগতা সৃষ্টিৰ লগতে এই সময়ত যাতে তেওঁলোকে কোনো অভাৱ আৰু অসুবিধাৰ সন্মুখীন নহয় তাৰ নিশ্চিতি প্ৰদান কৰাটো প্ৰয়োজনীয়। যদি আপুনি ব্যক্তিগত সামৰ্থ্যৰে অথবা কোনো সংস্থাৰ সৈতে যুক্ত হৈ  স্বেচ্ছাসেৱকৰ দায়িত্ব গ্ৰহণ কৰিব খোজে…

CJP against Covid: CJP maps aid to the marginalised adversely impact by the lockdown To help relief workers reach the most affected by the crisis, use the information made available below

In its fight against Covid-19, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has begun its #CJPAgainstCovid initiative to help the most marginalized and needy impacted during the lockdown. To connect relief workers with those providing aid, please use the Public Google Sheet for the same. Click here to open the google sheet  Related: Covid-19: guidelines for…

CJP at the Azam college campus in Pune Public meeting held on NRC, NPR and CAB

On 7th December, a public meeting organised by Haji Gulam Mohammed Azam Education Trust saw an attendance of over 500 hundred people. CJP’s secretary, Teesta Setalvad, a key speaker at this meeting emphasized on the fact that a nationwide NRC/NPR is only being used to divide the country. She questioned how such an exercise can…

Jal, Jungle, Zamin: Glimpses into the March for Forest Rights A look into the "Sansad Gherao" organised on November 21, 2019

On November 21, the nation’s Adivasis came to New Delhi in droves to stand before the Indian Parliament and demanded that their rights to jal, jungle, zamin be recognized by the State. The movement was organised by Bhumi Adhikar Andolan along with other forest rights groups such as All India Kisan Sabha, All India Union…

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…

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