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Gauhati High Court Has Given A New Lease Of Life To Tribunals in Assam

Guwahati HC grants bail to Assam woman declared foreigner CJP had provided her legal aid to challenge the FT Order in HC

CJP has helped a hapless Assam woman declared foreigner secure bail from the Guwahati High Court. The woman named Chenbhanu Begum had been declared foreigner in an ex parte judgment by an Assam Foreigners’ Tribunal in 2019. Chenbhanu Begum, wife of Madan Ali, is a daily wage labourer and resident of Fuhuratali village that falls…

EXCLUSIVE: Foreigners’ Tribunal notices pasted on electricity poles in Assam! CJP finds several such notices across Bongaigaon; widespread panic among people

Though assembly elections have ended in Assam, with the conclusion of the third phase on April 6, 2021, the politics over citizenship issue continues, with fresh panic being created in the form of Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) notices, that were found pasted on several electricity poles in Bongaigaon by the Assam team of Citizens for Justice…

CJP helping a daughter secure her mother’s release from Assam detention camp The Dalit woman has been languishing behind bars after being declared foreigner in an ex parte judgment

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), in its continuing efforts to help some of the most vulnerable and marginalized people of Assam, has now taken on a challenging new case. We are helping Champa Basfore secure the release of her mother Shanti from the Kokrajhar detention camp where she has been languishing since May 2019.…

Facebook continues to turn a blind eye to hate speech CJP’s report on how hate offenders continue to thrive on Facebook

It was The Wall Street Journal’s report that exposed Facebook India’s questionable strategy related to inciteful speech. Our experience in filing regular and informed complaints to the platform for over three years now, was merely confirmed by this analysis that showed that Facebook India has been manipulating the company’s hate-speech rules to suit an extreme…

CJP’s Guwahati legal aid petition: State fails to file an affidavit CJP had moved the HC over inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons

The State of Assam has failed to file an affidavit in the matter before the High Court, where CJP had sought directions to the state to formulate effective and robust modalities for legal aid in terms of having trained panels of lawyers and adequate front offices in light of the several pending appeals to be…

Forest Land Claims filed in Chitrakoot: AIUFWP and CJP make history! Claims filed for eight villages, 10 more in the pipeline

Rights of Adivasis and forest-dwelling communities have always been a key focus area for both, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and our partner organisation All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). We have been supporting these communities, especially their women grassroots leaders, navigate the complex labyrinth of bureaucracy and stake legal claim to…

NCM seeks report from DGP Assam on CJP’s complaint against Kamlendu Sarkar The RSS leader had delivered an Islamophobic speech in December, 2020

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has responded to CJP’s complaint against RSS leader Kamalendu Sarkar and written to Guwahati’s Director General of Police (DGP), requesting for a detailed report within three weeks on the matter. CJP’s complaint dated December 21, 2020 to the esteemed commission highlighted the hate speech delivered by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh…

CJP approaches MEITy and Minority Affairs Ministry against Yati Narsinghanand His speeches online are virulently Islamophobic and anti-minority

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) and the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MMA) with a complaint against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, who has been making offensive and discriminatory speech online, selectively targeting the Muslim community. CJP’s complaint dated March 10, 2021, brings to the notice of both…

Hostility towards Muslims violation of rights: UN special rapporteur’s report Highlights targeting via stereotypes, socio-economic exclusion, hate speech online

A report by UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed has been submitted before the on-going Human Rights Council’s 46th session. It examines how Islamophobia/anti-Muslim hatred infringes upon freedom of religion or belief. The report states that “perpetuating discrimination, hostility and violence towards Muslim individuals and communities undercuts the ability of affected Muslims…

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