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Police Brutality against UP Adivasis: NHRC assures action after CJP intervention DM Sonbhadra asked to submit report within three weeks

The National Commission for Human Rights (NHRC) has ordered the District Magistrate (DM) of Sonbhadra to conduct a probe into the incident of police brutality in which several women, children and others were attacked on May 18. They were beaten up after they staked claim to forest land under Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006, Uttar Pradesh. On…

Assault on Fundamental Freedoms of Adivasi Forest Workers Arrests in Sonbhadra, UP

On May 18, even as the Workshop on ‘Community Rights Governance & Forest Rights Act, 2006’ (organised by CJP’s partners the All India Union of Forest Working People-AIUFWP) was underway, at Lucknow, one of the human rights defenders received a frantic call from the villagers of Lilasi, a small village in Dudhi tehsil of Sonebhadra district, Uttar Pradesh.…

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Join CJP’s campaign to quash False Cases against Adivasis in Odisha Sign petition to CM Naveen Patnaik NOW!

CJP is focusing its resources in helping Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) being targeted with false cases for fighting from the ground, to negotiate the Indian legal system and continue the good fight. Battling False and Mala-fide cases in the Courts is a Special Focus Action Area of CJP. CJP has been following up the developments…

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Jharkhand HC Admits Petition on Mass Incarceration of Adivasis & Dalits Youth from oppressed sections of society languishing in jail due to inordinate delays

After several preliminary hearings, the Jharkand HC has admitted the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Persecuted Prisoners Solidarity Committee [PPSC] on under-trial prisoners in the jails of Jharkhand. Several thousands of them, mostly Adivasi and Dalit youth, who have been languishing in prison because their trials have been deliberately prolonged. If speedy trial had…

Hope In The Face of State Apathy Indramal Bai’s institutional murder and subsequent events

In the face of the allegedly blatant prevarications of the Madhya Pradesh police and multiple attempts to cover up the suicide of Indramal Bai, a Pardhi community woman and the daily atrocities committed on the community, the kith and kin of Indramal and activist groups in Bhopal pledge to take the fight of this most…

स्वतंत्र होने का साहस संपादक की मेज से

अन्याय अलग-अलग रूपों में सामने आते हैं, कोई एक-दूसरे की अपेक्षा कम दमनकारी नहीं होता। इस समझदारी पर आधारित एक जीवंत और समावेशी आंदोलन खड़ा करने के लिए  हमें सहयोग और आपसी गठबंधन बनाने की ज़रूरत है। अपने अधिकारों की सुरक्षा के लिए  हमें दूसरों के अधिकारों के लिए भी दृढ़तापूर्वक खड़ा होना चाहिए। सीजेपी(CJP)…

The Courage to Be Free From the Editor's Desk

Injustices come in different forms, each no less oppressive than the other. To develop a vibrant and inclusive movement that builds on this understanding, we need to forge synergies and alliances. For our rights to be protected, we need to stand as firmly for the rights of all others. This fundamental understanding is what is…

Reclaiming Land through Peaceful Struggles Adivasis in Sonbhadra and their Quest for Justice and Identity

In September 2017, Justice P B Sawant, Justice Kolse Patil and human rights activist, journalist and educationist Teesta Setalvad wrote a letter to the District Magistrate, Pramod Kumar Upadhyay of the Lodhi village in district Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh (UP) urging that senior officers of the police and administration look into all the alleged false and…

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