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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…

CJP delegation in Bijni Assam

Citizens for Assam: A Quest for Hope and Justice CJP takes delegation of eminent lawyers and senior journalists to Assam

On June 26, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) authority released an additional list of over one lakh names of people excluded from the NRC. The following day CJP took a delegation of senior lawyers and journalists to Assam to assess ground realities as well as devise a strategy to help genuine Indian citizens, especially…

CJP helps Ram Puniya

CJP writes to NHRC demanding justice and protection for Ram Puniyani Academic and rationalist threatened over the phone, accused of being anti-Hindu

Following a threat to the life and well being of noted academic, rationalist and civil society member Dr. Ram Puniyani, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has intervened in the matter and written to the National Human Rights commission (NHRC). We have appealed, in our letter, for urgent action to be taken in this matter, and also…

Complaint against Zee News

Victory! NBSA rules in CJP’s favour in Complaint against Zee News Broadcaster warned, asked to remove content

In a huge victory for CJP’s campaign against hate speech, the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has acted on our complaint against Zee News and asked the channel to take down inflammatory and violence inducing content broadcast in June 2018 during its show Kya Kehta Hai India. In its order issued on May 1, the NBSA has stated,…

खोज केस: गुजरात हाई कोर्ट ने तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ और जावेद आनंद को दी अग्रिम ज़मानत न्याय और सच्चाई की हुई जीत

पत्रकार, शिक्षाविद् और मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ को गुजरात उच्च न्यायालय से एक बड़ी जीत हासिल हुई है. गुजरात उच्च न्यायालय ने मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्रालय के सर्व शिक्षा अभियान कार्यक्रम के तहत तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के एनजीओ खोज को प्रदत्त धन का दुरूपयोग करने के मामले में अग्रिम ज़मानत दी है. अदालत ने उनके सहयोगी पत्रकार और…

Independent inquiry sought into JNU attack – The Telegraph The WGHR is a network of human rights groups in India

(A policeman chases students during a protest march in New Delhi on Thursday – AP photo) The Working Group on Human Rights (WGHR) has sought a “prompt, independent, impartial and thorough inquiry” into the assault on students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday. The WGHR and the United Nations have strongly condemned the…

TERROR HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY UNLEASHED ON JNU, LEST WE FORGET THE DISAPPEARANCE OF YOUNG NAJEEB, AND SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE By Teesta Setalvad - The Kashmir Times

Do the young particularly frighten this regime? Yes if we recall the death of Rohith Vemula (Jan 17, 2016) the brute attack on Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid (February-March 2016,again in 2018), the bloody attack and disappearance of young Najeeb (went missing on October 15, 2016) and the countless criminal cases filed against young students…

100 organisations against CAA to unite under one banner – The Hindu Plan series of nationwide protests from January 3

(Joint action: (From left) Medha Patkar, Ganesh Devy, Yogendra Yadav and Kavita Krishnan at a meeting against CAA and NRC in Mumbai on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini) Nearly 100 organisations from across the country have decided to fight the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens…

CAA heralds ‘Hindu Rashtra’: senior lawyer – The Hindu Seminar held as part of 13th national meet of AILU

(Senior lawyer Indira Jaising with former MP P. Rajeev at the 13th national conference of the All India Lawyers’ Union in Kochi on Saturday. Activist Teesta Setalvad is seen.   | Photo Credit: KS Praveenkumar,Chief PhotoJournalist) The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is a piece of legislation that heralds the ‘Hindu Rashtra’, said senior lawyer Indira Jaising…

Teesta Setalvad addresses massive crowd on CAA, NPR-NRC – The Siasat Daily "We will resist every action that seeks to tamper with our constitution"

New Delhi: CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad addressed a massive crowd in August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai on Thursday, where people had gathered to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. She spoke about the unconstitutionality of the act and the powers that be and the possible outcome of Nationwide NPR-NRC based on CJP’s extensive groundwork in the Assam…

Regarding Citizenship Bill, director Anurag Kashyap says: “The result of voting…” Newstrack Live

Producer-director Anurag Kashyap is best known for his outspoken nature. Whether social media or any other public platform, Anurag Kashyap is seen voicing his opinion. Currently, due to this, many times he also has to face trolling. Anurag Kashyap has so far been openly questioning many works of the Modi government. He has now given…

Citizenship Bill strips people of basic rights: human rights experts Human rights experts emphasise need to build pressure against the Bill from both outside and within country

Prominent human rights and civil liberties groups condemned the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) on Thursday, saying it violates the key provisions of the Constitution, such as equality, right to life and non-discrimination. Human rights activist Teesta Setalvad from the Citizens for Justice and Peace said, “Being a citizen gives a person the…

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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