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India’s poorest citizens will bear the brunt of NPR-NRC (English) How & Why NPR-NRC is anti-poor, anti-SC/ST/OBC as well as anti-Muslim

Imagine how difficult and costly the process of proving ones citizenship will be in a country where 90% of the workforce is in the unorganised sector and millions migrate every year in search for better livelihoods. Imagine how disproportionate the burden of document searching and lining up to be enlisted will be for daily wagers.…

Why the CAA must be opposed, because it discriminates An Expert Analysis of the CAA 2019

An Analysis of the CAA 2019 Ram Kumar The CAA 2019 is confusing. Some muddle it with the problematic NRC. Others are unclear about what it actually implies. It might be worth looking at it in some detail. This is an amendment to the Citizenship Act 1955. We must read the Citizenship Act with this…

CJP in Action: Towards Strengthening Women Leadership at the Grassroots Constitutional law training provided with the objective of reinforcing women leadership in grassroots activism and advocacy

On the occasion of 66th birth anniversary of the leading women’s activist Bharati Roy Chowdhury, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) participated in providing constitutional law training in a community meet organised with the objective of reinforcing women leadership in grassroots activism and advocacy. The training was conducted along with the All India Union of…

A Look into Kerala’s Double POCSO-Suicide Abetment Case How shoddy prosecution prevented bringing the accused to justice

The Congress and the BJP staged massive protests before the police chief’s office at Palakkad, Kerala opposing the acquittals of three persons suspected of raping and abetting suicide of two minor sisters and demanding a CBI probe into the matter. A fourth accused in the case had been acquitted earlier on September 30. A fifth…

Death down the drain A timeline of deaths of sanitation workers

The National Commission of Safai Karamcharis reported that at least 50 people have died within the first six months of 2019 while cleaning sewers in India. However, the lives of these workers have not received a fraction of that government attention proffered to the Swacch Bharat Mission. Let us have a look at a timeline marking…

J & K’s PSA Law: How Draconian is Draconian? A law that holds persons in detention for months before trial!

On October 10, 2019, The Indian Express reported that the Jammu and Kashmir government informed the J & K High Court that it has revoked the detention orders in response to habeas corpus petitions filed by 3 persons detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA). What is the PSA, its genesis and intent?…

Fear, loathing & dismay across ‘India-Bangladesh border’ in Bengaluru: NRC Sudipto Mondal for The Federal

  “That side of the road is Bangladesh, this side is India. We don’t go there and they don’t come here,” says Jamaal Hassan (43), sounding panicky. “The police should go after them, not us. We are Indians, it’s our birthright to live and work here.” Hassan is one of the 5,000 Bengali-speaking Muslim labourers…

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