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Gauri lankesh

Gauri Lankesh: A martyr to the cause of fearless journalism Webinar organised in her honour to examine role of news media in a Surveillance State

Since August 15, Gauri Memorial Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) have been hosting a a series of webinars in memory of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh. These online lectures and discussions examine several pertinent elements of the times we live in, and the role of the news media. On August 22, we hosted…

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…

Equality postulates not merely legal equality but also real equality: Justice PB Sawant Celebrating Justice PB Sawant’s life, legacy and remembering his prophetic words on his 91st birth anniversary

The preventive detention law by its very nature has always posed a challenge before the courts in a democratic society such as ours to reconcile the liberty of the individual with the allegedly threatened interests of the society and the security of the State particularly during times of peace. It is as much a deprivation…

Right to health: Obligations of the State How the government is expected to protect your health

The Covid-19 crisis has given fresh momentum to conversations surrounding our Right to Health. From the right to basic medication to a demand for vaccine camps for all, organisations like CJP have been at the forefront of defending this right. However, when it comes to the obligations of the State to serve its people, what…

CJP approaches Twitter over sexually violent content against Muslim women Obscene and abusive content exists on Twitter despite its policy against it

Citizens for Justice and Peace has sent a complaint to Twitter bringing its attention to certain abusive accounts on Twitter that indulge in a sexualised campaign against Muslim women. The complaint has listed down some unchecked accounts that promote material that is not only pornographic but also glorifies sexual violence against Muslim women. It states…

Hany Babu

Hany Babu tests Covid positive, eye infection gets worse Sign CJP's petition to free Hany Babu NOW!

Bhima Koregaon-accused Hany Babu, in custody sans-trial since July 2020, was diagnosed as Covid-19 positive on May 13, 2021. The news came shortly after reports of the professor suffering a dire eye infection in Taloja jail. His wife Dr Jenny Rowena learnt about Hany Babu’s illness at around 7:30 PM at J. J. Hospital in…

Sign CJP’s petition to release political prisoners now! The raging pandemic inside overcrowded jails has put their lives in danger

The soaring rate of coronavirus infections in India has put a lot of pressure on the existing healthcare infrastructure, especially prisons across the nation that already lacks basic amenities. CJP, through this online petition, has humbly urged and requested the Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana, to release all political prisoners, most of them who…

Forest Land Claims filed in Chitrakoot: AIUFWP and CJP make history! Claims filed for eight villages, 10 more in the pipeline

Rights of Adivasis and forest-dwelling communities have always been a key focus area for both, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and our partner organisation All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). We have been supporting these communities, especially their women grassroots leaders, navigate the complex labyrinth of bureaucracy and stake legal claim to…

Chorus grows to defend voting rights of Migrant Workers Association for Democratic Rights holds webinar; CJP had launched campaign in July 2020

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) held a webinar on Thursday bringing together activists and Human Rights groups to draw attention to migrant labourers’ right to vote and how it is often violated under the present system. Speakers included three former Chief Election Commissioner Dr. SY Quraishi, Dr. Nasim Zaidi and OP Rawat, as well…

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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