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This women’s day CJP celebrates all women in resistance We salute all the brave women who speak up against oppression and violence

From the brave foot-soldiers who work on the ground to the ones who support them vocally, from the tribal lands inside the forest to the urban metros, from leaders to followers, from asking important questions to fighting it in courts and beyond, brave women have time and again taken ownership to march against wrongdoings and…

SC on FRA

SC admits Intervention Applications by CJP and AIUFWP to defend Forest Rights Act 2006 CJP fights for FRA 2006

The intervention application filed by the Adivasi women and forest movement leaders Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana backed by the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), two organisations that have been actively campaigning for forest rights, have been admitted by the Supreme court of India. We’ve…

Breaking: All Intervention Applications defending FRA, 2006 admitted by SC HRDs Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana’s IA backed by CJP and AIUFWP also admitted, interveners to file written submissions

In a major breakthrough for Adivasi organisations and advocates of rights of forest dwelling communities, the Supreme Court of India has admitted all the 19 intervention applications that had been filed before it urging it to stop the eviction of millions of forest dwellers. Filed by different sets of directly concerned individuals and organisations, all…

Rajkumari Bhuiya

Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her tool, Sonbhadra Forest Rights leader marches on Human Rights Defender

Rajkumari Bhuiya is in her fifties now. A natural organiser, Rajkumari moves from one village to another with not just songs of protests. She has a song for everything that happens in the lives of Adivasis. Whether it’s a stormy night, or police atrocities, she moves gently through all the hurdles with a song, infusing…

Teesta Setalvad and Roma talk to Adivasi Human Rights Activists and Forest Dwellers in Sonbhadra, UP, India

CJP in Action: Defending Adivasi Human Rights Activists in Courts CJP is providing legal aid to leaders and members of the forest workers movement in Uttar Pradesh

India’s indigenous peoples, most commonly called ‘Adivasis’, which means ‘original inhabitants’, are under attack in various areas of the country. With the rising looting and exploitation and mounting corporate greed and the thirst for mineral-rich land, India’s Adivasis are increasingly being displaced from the very lands they helped cultivate and fertilised for generations. Not only…

Jail Horror Stories

Women prisoners recount Jail Horror Stories Rape and torture common in jails

Over the past 15 years, India’s jails have seen a rise in women inmates by 61 per cent, even though they constitute only 48.18% of the national population (according to the World Bank, 2017). Moreover, the Indian prison system has failed to respect their rights. From custodial torture, rape, denial of health services, lack of clean food and…

Roma Malik

Neither Truth nor Justice will emerge: AIUFWP Secretary Roma files response to inadequate investigation by NHRC NHRC responds to CJP’s and AIUFWP’s joint complaint filed in May

Roma of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) received a reply from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on September 20, 2018 regarding a complaint jointly filed by CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad and herself on May 30, 2018. The complaint was filed in the aftermath of incidents of police brutality and harassment…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

सुकालो और किस्मतिया – अलाहाबाद हाई कोर्ट ने दी रिहाई प्रक्रिया को तेज़ी CJP और AIUFWP की लगातार कोशिशों से जेल में बन्द आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षकों को अदालत के समक्ष प्रस्तुत किया गया

आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षकों सुकालो और किस्मतिया गोंड के लिए चलाए गए रिहाई अभियान  में CJP और ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फ़ॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP) को महत्वपूर्ण सफलता हासिल हुई है. अलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायलय ने दोनों महिलाओं को न्यायिक सहायता हेतु  अपील की इजाज़त प्रदान की है. हमारे द्वारा दायर की गई हबियास कॉर्पस पेटिशन (बन्दी प्रत्यक्षीकरण याचिका) के चलते एआईयूएफडब्ल्यूपी की कोषाध्यक्ष सुकालो और…

UP police

Sukalo & Kismatiya: Allahabad HC Sets Release in Motion CJP and AIUFWP’s persistent efforts lead to Adivasi HRDs being produced in court

In a significant breakthrough in CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP)’s campaign to release Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo and Kismatiya Gond, the Allahabad High Court has allowed both women to seek ‘judicial remedy’. AIUFWP Treasurer Sukalo and Forest Rights Committee (FRC) Secretary Kismatiya Gond, were produced before the court on September 7 due to a Habeas Corpus…

UP MLA bats for Adivasis of Sonebhadra, writes to CM Sanjay Garg demands investigation into false cases, highlights witch-hunt of AIUFWP

Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) MLA, Sanjay Garg has made a submission to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Yogi Adityanath on behalf of the Adivasis in Sonbhadra region, highlighting the constant persecution of Adivasis, the false and illegal arrests of All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) leaders Sukalo, Kismatiya Gond and others…

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