Menu

Citizens for Justice and Peace

Know your rights

Knowledge is power and can set us free. This multi-media section, ready reckoners, podcasts and videos were created by CJP to enable you to become a Defender of Rights and Liberty.

Where do we stand on free legal aid? On National Legal Services Day we examine what legal aid entails and who benefits from it

Providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels is one of India’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 as adopted during the United Nations General Assembly of 2015. A robust legal aid system is something that will contribute towards achieving this goal and will at the same time fulfil…

SC entrusts Witness Protection of Hathras victim’s family to CRPF This was one of the key pleas in CJP's intervention application

On October 27, 2020 a Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian directed that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel provide witness protection to the family of the victim in the Hathras gangrape and murder case. CJP had filed an intervention application in the…

NHRC’s advisories on Covid-19 How to help women, children, prisoners, persons with disability or mental illness

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a statutory body under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 that aims to protect and promote the cause of Human Rights in India. It looks into violations of human rights by any State actors, recommend measures for the effective implementation of Human rights, to encourage organisations within…

Legal muscle to defend Forest Rights Day 2 of CJP webinar sheds light on laws and their implementation

Day 2 of the CJP webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19 saw a more in-depth discussion on the law and how its lax implementation had left millions of forest dwellers vulnerable. The webinar started with a beautiful song by the Adivasi women from Tharu tribe of Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh about the struggle of the villagers of Kajaria.…

आवाम और ग्राम सभा का सशक्तिकरण इस टूलकिट का उद्देश्य समुदाय का वनों पर स्व-शासन के संवैधानिक अधिकार को मज़बूत करना है।

गांधी जयंती के दिन ग्राम सभा प्रस्ताव लिखने के लिए हम एक टूलकिट “आवाम की सत्ता, ग्राम सभा  की सत्ता” जारी कर रहे हैं। गांधीजी ने कहा था – “स्वतंत्रता, शक्ति और आत्मनिर्भरता से आती है”। यहां ‘आत्मनिर्भरता’ का मतलब हाशिए पर रह रहे लोगों का शोषण कर व्यवसायों और पूँजी के हितों को बढ़ावा देना नहीं…

UP Police adding to trauma of rape survivors? Report by CHRI and AALI showcases experiences of 14 rape survivors in UP

In wake of the rape, murder and forced cremation of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh, several questions are being raised about the role of the police in delaying even denying justice to rape survivors and victims. Now, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and the Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives (AALI) have come out with a report…

Rights of the Dead: Do they have any in India? Revisiting the sensitive subject in wake of the Hathras victim's rushed cremation

Soon after the death of Dr. Simon Hercules in Chennai and the subsequent brouhaha over his last rights, where he was denied a dignified funeral, CJP’s sister publication Sabrang India had delved deep into the subject of rights of the dead in India. Today, we feel the need to revisit this in wake of the…

KPSS hunger strike still going strong Organisation says J&K administration still ignoring non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits

The fast-unto-death started by Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) president Sanjay Tickoo on September 20, 2020, enters its tenth day on September 29. He was also joined by Sandeep Koul on September 24. The medical condition of both men is deteriorating. According to a press release by KPSS on Monday, Tickoo is experiencing “acute physical…

Go to Top