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The eNGO Challenge 2019-20 CJP wins award for work in Assam

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was awarded for the work in Assam, under the Governance and Livelihood category at the eNGO challenge 2019-20 for extending help and support to the people of Assam during the National Register of Citizens (NRC) process. The award ceremony took place at the Eros hotel in New Delhi. The…

CJP And AIUFWP Condemn Armed Attacks On Peaceful Protesters

Press Release: CJP and AIUFWP condemn armed attacks on peaceful protesters Rights groups demand action against assailants who have threatened the lives of women, children and students

In wake of back-to-back instances of armed men discharging their weapons on peaceful protesters, first outside Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMIU) and then at Shaheen Bagh, where a majority of the protesters are women, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have come together in solidarity with…

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CJP Impact: NBSA pulls up Aaj Tak for communal content during Ayodhya verdict coverage Press Release

In a huge victory for secular forces in the country, the National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has reprimanded Aaj Tak for broadcasting communally divisive and inflammatory content during its coverage of the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid case. On October 16, 2019, Aaj Tak had aired a  debate show where participants were allowed to make…

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CJP appeals to groups aiding victims of the NRC process to stand together: Assam Press Release

Not for the first time, a section of the press recently questioned attempts by law students as well as legal and civil rights groups to reach down to the grassroots and assist the victims of the NRC and citizenship related process in Assam. It didn’t matter that help was being provided to some of the…

असम के साथ एकजुटता बैठक नागरिकता संकट से उबरने की तैयारी

असम का मानवीय संकट पूरे भारत में फैलने के लिए तैयार है। सत्ताधारी पार्टी लगातार धमकी दे रही है कि NRC को देशभर में लागू किया जाएगा। इसके जरिए सत्ताधारियों के मंसूबे भी साफ हो रहे हैं कि वे क्या करना चाहते हैं। इस आसन्न तबाही के प्रभावों को पहचानते हुए सिटीजंस फॉर जस्टिस एंड…

In solidarity with Assam Navigating the Citizenship Crisis

The humanitarian crisis brewing in Assam is all set to spill over across India. With a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC), an authoritarian regime threatens to split an already divided country one last time along the lines of citizenship. Recognising the ramifications of this impending catastrophe, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and People’s Union of…

CJP ने चलाया असम के भारतीय नागरिकों को कानूनी मदद देने का अभियान पैरालीगल कार्यकर्ताओं और स्थानीय और जिला स्तर के वकीलों को दी ट्रेनिंग

सिटिजन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) ने असम में भारतीय नागरिकों को अपनी नागरिकता के दावे को अच्छी तरह पेश करने की ट्रेनिंग देने के लिए हाल में एक कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया था. इस कार्यक्रम में पैरालीगल कार्यकर्ताओं और स्थानीय और जिला स्तर के वकीलों को उन कौशल और ट्रेनिंग से लैस कराया गया,…

CJP trains paralegals to help Indians defend their citizenship Legal luminaries share knowledge with over 100 participants in Guwahati

CJP has just concluded a three day paralegal training workshop in Guwahati in the run up to the publication of the final NRC on August 31, 2019. The objective of the workshop was to equip local, district level lawyers and paralegal volunteers with in-depth skills and training to navigate the complex issue of citizenship after…

CJP delegation in Bijni Assam

सिटिज़न्स फॉर असम : उम्मीद और इंसाफ़ की तलाश में CJP, वरिष्ठ अधिवक्ताओं और पत्रकारों के प्रतिनिधिमंडल के साथ असम के दौरे पर

नेशनल रजिस्टर ऑफ़ सिटिज़न्स (NRC) प्राधिकरण ने 26 जून को एक लाख से अधिक उन लोगों की सूची ज़ारी की, जिन्हें NRC से अपवर्जित किया गया है। जिसके अगले ही दिन, CJP वरिष्ठ वकीलों और पत्रकारों के एक प्रतिनिधिमंडल के साथ असम में ज़मीनी हालात का जायज़ा लेने पहुंची। साथ ही, CJP ने भारतीय मूल के नागरिकों की मदद करने के लिए रणनीति…

Morcha seminar with NRC ‘victims’ Speakers include social activist Teesta Setalvad, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and Tripura leader Kriti Pradyout Deb Barman- The Telegraph

    Protesters during a rally against CAA, NPR and NRC in Calcutta.(PTI) AddThis Sharing Buttons 19 The Binay Tamang camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to organise a seminar on the new citizenship matrix and lined up speakers including social activist Teesta Setalvad, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and Tripura leader Kriti Pradyout…

Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal to felicitate Inamdar, Setalvad during golden jubilee celebrations Hindustan Times

PUNE Muslim Satyashodak Mandal, an organisation which has been instrumental in bringing reforms within the Muslim community, will felicitate educationalist PA Inamdar and social workers Teesta Setalvad and Jahir Ali and police officer Dilip Bhujbal on March 22, informed officials. Shamsuddin Tamboli, president, Muslim Satyashodak Mandal, said, “The Mandal founded by Hamid Dalwai will complete…

DAUGHTER OF AZAD COMRADE NOW A ‘SUSPECTED FOREIGNER’? Dainik Jugasankha, Silchar, Assam

  Guwahati: 7o year old Sejebla Devi, daughter of Chandrasekhar Azad’s comrade, is now a suspected foreigner! Her father , late Digendra Ghosh, received many letters from Azad during India’s independence movemet. Her mother,  Baradabala Devi, sold her property and donated a huge sum to the Indian Defence Fund during the Indo-China War of 1962. …

BROTHERS FROM CHIRANG RETURN HOME AFTER 3 YEARS IN DETENTION CAMP Dainik Jugasankha, Silchar, Assam:

Brothers Shamsur Ali (67) and Abdur Rashid (60) returned home to their village in Goraimari after spending 3 gruelling years inside a detention camp. The continued efforts of Citizenship for Justice and Peace ensured that were out of the detention camp. Now they can heave a sigh of relief. The brothers were put inside the…

Well-planned protests can stop govt implementing NRC/CAA: Teesta The times of India

Mangaluru: Systematic protests in an organised manner, signature campaigns and meeting elected representatives with delegates will stop the Union government from implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), opined rights activists Teesta Setalvad. Teesta was delivering a talk on CAA/NRC and NPR jointly organised by We…

Centre suppressing dissent through bullets: Human Rights activist Teesta Setalvad Deccan Herald

The Central government is trying to suppress the dissent through bullets, Human Rights activist Teesta Setalvad said. She was speaking during the protest meet, organised by Samvidhana Samrakshana Samiti, at Kuttar Padavu on Sunday. Alleging that the Police department had failed to control Delhi riots, Teesta condemned violence against students of various universities, who held…

Protests need to be systematic to fetch good results: activist Teesta Setalvad News Karnataka.com

Mangaluru: Human rights activist Teesta Setalvad has opined that holding a systematic protest in an organised manner, signature campaign and meeting elected representatives as delegates can stop union government from implementing proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR). She was delivering a talk on CAA, NRC, NPR,…

Right-wing leaders are real traitors: former Bajrang Dal leader Mahendra Kumar News Karnataka.com

Mangaluru: Former Bajrang Dal leader Mahendra Kumar has said that the entire Amulya Leona episode has made the right-wing happy. Delivering a key-note address at an anti-CAA, NRC and NPR protest, organised by Samvidhana Samrakshana Samiti at Mandani Nagar Kutthar Mahendra Kumar said that when Amulya shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ at an anti-CAA protest rally recently…

When the court is merely a silent spectator The Telegraph

On test is how insulated our institutions of justice are from the pervasive mob psyche. n the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day, a strange verdict blotted India’s jurisprudential landscape. Rejecting the weak links in the process of collection of evidence during investigations — which included a video that was not forensically tested by the…

How a government and bureaucracy betrayed its people The Telegraph

No section of Assam’s population has been left unaffected by the overpowering, State-created tragedy of the NRC. So far, at least in ‘mainland’ India, we have been relatively insulated from the tortures and traumas caused by public authorities demanding proof of whether or not we are Indian. In the far corners of Assam, however, turmoil…

Citizens Condemn Pulwama Terror Attack, Appeal for Unity The Siasat Daily

We, as citizens of Mumbai, a city that has been target of brute acts of terror from across the border several times, and all of India, strongly condemn the latest such attack at Pulwama when the country has lost 44 selfless, jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Kashmir on February 14.…

Hate Hatao, a Revolutionary New App Designed to Fight Hate Speech The Wire

Hate Hatao is part of Citizens for Justice and Peace’s ‘Hate Watch campaign’, which spreads awareness and understanding about speech that incites hate and violence against marginalised groups. Democratic societies are not free of either prejudice, stereotype or ‘other-ing’. Arguably, democracies in the making, or unfinished democracies, augment the cleavages already existent within structures of society…

Gujarat riots: The journey of the Zakia Jafri case The Telegraph

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up on November 19 (Monday) a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the widow of slain former MP Ahsan Jafri, challenging the clean chit given to Narendra Modi, the then chief minister, and others by a special investigation team (SIT) in a massacre during the riots of 2002 in…

Zakia Jafri’s Case is a Reminder of How the Guilty of Gujarat Subverted the Law The Wire

On Monday, the Supreme Court will consider her appeal against the closure report of the SIT – which ignored all evidence to the contrary and decided the large-scale violence in the state was not the product of a criminal conspiracy. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the…

When The Dissenting Voice Speaks For Democracy News Central 24x7

Today, we have to accept that the wise words in Justice Chandruchud’s dissenting judgement were a minority verdict. The battle is still on. An interesting study into the way the political wind blows, especially with relation to fundamental freedoms in a democracy where we speak of elections for the people, by the people and of the…

Does India’s Far-Right Government Officially Approve of Lynching As a Political Tool? Alternet

Most of the victims are Muslim. Most Americans, one hopes, would today feel deeply ashamed and embarrassed by a dark chapter in their history. Perhaps even a white supremacist might today flinch at the mention of the word lynch. It’s what the White Man frequently did to the Black Man in “the land of the…

Shekhar Gupta omits role of Hindutva forces in Bombay violence while criticising Sanju The Print

His hypocrisy has not just crept into the Indian political marketplace, but has been legitimised by policy makers and journalists. Many things went seriously wrong with India’s polity and governance during that dark winter of December 1992-January 1993, and the March 12 serial blasts, which killed close to 250 people, were the final diabolical culmination. Evil, sinister…

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