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Reading Kafka and Agamben through the NRC of Assam Blog by Prasenjit Biswas

Can State render its own citizens stateless post facto after they have long lived in a country? Can the state deny the ‘right to have rights’ to those who were born or are descendants of those who were born in its undivided territory? Ought courts of law, by decrees, deny fundamental rights to persons by…

Gauhati HC reconstitutes Special Bench presiding over FT appeals Single judge replaced with two judge bench

In a huge relief to many people who fear exclusion from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Gauhati High Court has reconstituted the bench which hears appeals against judgments of Foreigners’ Tribunals. The previous single judge has been replaced by a two judge bench now. In an order dated July 3, 2018,…

KPSS writes to J&K Governor raising safety concerns of Kashmiri Pandits Malicious blog spreading hate and suspicion flagged

There are growing concerns about the safety of over 800 Kashmiri Pandit families living in J&K. Sanjay Tickoo, the president of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangarash Samiti (KPSS), a Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) partner organisation, has written to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Narinder Nath Vora, regarding recent events like the assassination of Shujaat Bukhari,…

SC urged to formulate guidelines to curb Cow Vigilantism Petition against Gau Rakshaks suggests appointment of Nodal Officers in worst affected areas

The Supreme Court has been urged to formulate comprehensive guidelines to ensure that the Indian law and order machinery effectively curtails the menace of cow vigilantism and as importantly, protects victims from the marginalised sections. This would ensure some measure of monitoring and due diligence recording of rogue states given the increase in the menace.…

असम में छाए मानवीय संकट पर क्या बोले जमशेर अली? तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की जमशेर अली के साथ ख़ास बातचीत

असम में राष्ट्रीय नागरिक रजिस्टर के कारण फैले मानवीय संकट पर तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की जमशेर अली के साथ ख़ास बातचीत   Related Articles: Bengali Hindu labeled “Bangladeshi”, found dead in Assam Detention Camp How the National Register of Citizens causes ‘othering’ of minorities in Assam More confusion in Assam after NRC clarifies order on families…

AIUFWP urges Sonebhadra DM to investigate harassment of Adivasi women Demands immediate implementation of Forest Rights Act

Two incidents of violation of fundamental freedoms of Adivasi Forest workers took place recently in Sonebhadra, UP. One on May 18, in which as many as 12 Adivasi women from Lilasi village, Dudhi were seemingly falsely accused of cutting trees, and hence taken to the Nevarpur thana and harassed throughout the day by police. Another on May 22, when…

Gujarat Riots

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…

Homophobia is Anti-National: Keshav Suri #DesiMillennial Interview on decriminalisation of Section 377

Section 377, that criminalises ‘unnatural sex‘ has been the bane of every Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) person’s existence in India. But with feisty Millennials like Keshav Suri moving the Indian Supreme Court to decriminalise Section 377, it appears that the day is not far when the sun would shine bright…

सत्ता के रथ तले रौंदा जा रहा है न्याय झूठे अभियोगों के जाल में मानव अधिकार के रक्षकों को फंसाया जा रहा है

अपने आलोचकों और मानवाधिकार रक्षकों (HRDs) को चुप कराने के लिए सरकार अक्सर अपने संस्थान, तंत्र और कानूनी प्रावधान का उपयोग करती है. निम्नलिखित कुछ मामले हैं, जहां राज्य ने HRDs को परेशान करने के लिए झूठे, नकली या दुर्भावनापूर्ण आरोपों का इस्तेमाल किया है या उन्हें खुद को बेगुनाह साबित करने के लिए एक छोर से दूसरे छोर…

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