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Who is an Indian, can the NRC decide? By Teesta Setalvad

To dub the process of collating the final draft of the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC), released on July 30, as bizarre, haphazard, or just plain bureaucratic and insensate is simply not enough. The very fact that 4 million plus of residents of the state did not make the list is surely indication enough of…

No ‘complete ban’ on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC Big win for Freedom of Expression

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that there could not be a “complete ban” on protests at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, and directed the Central Government to formulate guidelines regarding protests. The ruling came after a petition was filed by the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), challenging a 2017 order by the…

SC to start hearing petitions to read down Section 377 Pleas to decriminalise consensual sex in private between adults of any gender or sexuality

The Indian Supreme Court is all set to start hearing a series of petitions that call for the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. In these petitions the plea is to decriminalise consensual sex between adults in private. Section 377 that criminalises ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’, also affects heterosexual…

Cow Protection

Cow Slaughter Prevention Laws in India How the Law not just protects Cow Vigilantes, but Sanctifies Lynchings

In an environment that is fast getting vitiated due to increasing incidents of cow vigilantism and violence in the name of cow protection, it is a good idea to know about Cow Protection Laws in each Indian states. The Law has created both, the legal and institutional backdrop, within which gau rakshaks and lynch mobs can operate with…

Countering All Allegations CJP Places All Facts on Record

CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad has been constantly targeted by a vindictive state using false cases, intimidation tactics and a vicious media campaign. This witch hunt is how they are punishing her for daring to speak up against the powerful perpetrators of the 2002 Gujarat genocide. Now, we would like to set the record straight and…

असम में राष्ट्रिय नागरिक रजिस्टर के कारण फैला मानवीय संकट घोषित विदेशियों के परिवार वालों के नाम रखे जा सकते हैं NRC से बाहर

एक धूर्त साज़िश के तहत, राष्ट्रीय नागरिक रजिस्टर (NRC) ने एक नया आदेश जारी किया है, जिसके कारण 2 लाख से अधिक भारतीयों के नाम नागरिकों के रजिस्टर से हटा दिए जा सकते हैं. NRC, असम में रहने वाले ‘वैध’ भारतीय नागरिकों का एक रिकॉर्ड है, और उसे 1951 के बाद पहली बार उद्दिनांकित किया जा…

Nevertheless, she persisted How Teesta Setalvad's perseverance in Gujarat riot cases has rattled a vindictive regime

CJP has been at the forefront of the struggle for justice in multiple Gujarat riots related cases including Naroda Patiya, Ode Massacre, Sardarpura, Gulberg Society etc. We have fought these battles in the courts and beyond. As a result of this CJP Secretary and internationally acclaimed Human Rights Defender, Teesta Setalvad, has constantly been in…

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