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पारंपरिक बुनाई उद्योग की रक्षा के लिए राष्ट्रव्यापी आंदोलन का समय आ गया है पूर्वांचल बुनकरों पर सीजेपी की रिपोर्ट के विमोचन समारोह में, विशेषज्ञों और बुनकरों ने तत्काल हस्तक्षेप की मांग की

कोविड -19 महामारी और लॉकडाउन के मद्देनजर उद्योग की स्थिति पर सीजेपी ने रिपोर्ट जारी की। इस अवसर पर बुनकर, कार्यकर्ता और स्कॉलर्स एक साथ आए, और अधिक मजबूत नीतियों के साथ-साथ बुनकरों और कारीगरों को सशक्त बनाने के लिए एक राष्ट्रीय अभियान की वकालत की। 31 जनवरी, 2022 को, हमारे राष्ट्रपिता और भारत के…

Time for a nationwide movement to protect traditional weaving industry Experts and weavers advocate for urgent interventions at release of CJP’s report on Purvanchal weavers

On January 31, 2022, just a day after the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of our Nation and a huge proponent of India’s traditional textile industry, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) released a report on the state of the traditional weaving industry in Purvanchal (Eastern Uttar Pradesh). The report titled Purvanchal: Silence of…

What happened to Gauri Lankesh started with online threats: Activists Webinar organised in memory of Gauri Lankesh showcases why online Hate should not be ignored

Fearless journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was assassinated on September 5, 2017. But long before she was gunned down at her doorstep, she had faced multiple threats. Gauri Lankesh, who would have turned 60 on January 29, 2022, was one of the biggest examples of the State’s failure to take violent threats against journalists and activists…

Gov’t doesn’t really care about us: Forcibly evicted Khandwa Adivasis 40 families left shelter-less amidst monsoon and Covid

After watching a rampaging mob destroy their homes and loot their property on July 10, even as Forest Department and Police officials deployed at the spot stood by, Adivasi villagers of Madhya Pradesh’s Negaon-Jamniya village are now demanding justice. They shared their heart-rending stories at an online press conference co-organised by Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan…

Organised violence against Adivasis, denial of Forest Rights Adivasis organise to protect their rights as corporate control over forests escalates

In wake of the brutal attack on an Adivasi hamlet by a rampaging mob, allegedly with the blessings of local forest authorities and police in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, where over 200 people were forcibly evicted from their homes and left shelter-less amidst the monsoon season, Adivasis are protesting the injustice meted out to them. Protesters…

Assam DLSAs unprepared for deluge of NRC appeals: CJP survey Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are understaffed, and existing staff are under-trained

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has conducted a survey to gauge the ability of the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) to provide free legal aid to people excluded from the…

NRC appeals will overwhelm Assam DLSAs: CJP to Guwahati HC Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are woefully understaffed, under-trained and lack infrastructure to deal with deluge of appeals

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has now moved Guwahati High Court (previously Gauhati) demanding proper legal aid for those left out of the NRC. The final NRC published…

How Purvanchal’s traditional weaving industry came undone CJP’s ongoing fact-finding mission examines the twin-blows dealt by Covid and administrative apathy

Weaving is not just an industry in Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal region, it is the basis for a strong bond between people from two communities. Handcrafted textiles are the means through which craftsmen and women tell the story of their rich and vivid heritage. But now this bond appears to be weakening as the industry has been…

कैमूर फायरिंग: फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग रिपोर्ट जारी हुई आदिवासियों पर गोली चलाने पर न्यायिक जांच की मांग, दोषी अधिकारियों पर मुकदमा चलाया जाए और झूठे केस रद्द किए जाएँ

23 अक्टूबर को, सीपीआई (एम) की पोलित ब्यूरो सदस्य और आदिवासी अधिकार राष्ट्रीय मंच की उपाध्यक्ष, बृंदा करात ने, कैमूर में बिहार पुलिस द्वारा आदिवासियों पर गोलीबारी पर एक फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग रिपोर्ट जारी की। 11 सितंबर को जब स्थानीय आदिवासी अधौरा में शांतिपूर्ण धरना दे रहे थे, तब गोलीबारी की गई थी। ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP), सिटिज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस…

Why did Bihar police open fire on Kaimur Adivasis? Findings of report co-published by AIUFWP, CJP and DSG

On October 23, Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and Vice President of Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch, released a fact-finding report on the firing on Adivasis by Bihar Police in Kaimur. The firing had taken place on September 11, when the Adivasis were holding a peaceful sit-in protest in Adhaura. The report co-published…

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