Assam evictions

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कई बार लोगों के अधिकारों के लिए कानून ने बाधाएंखड़ीकीहैं, लेकिन ऐसे उदाहरण भी हैंजहाँ अदालतें जबरन बेदखली के खिलाफ और आवास के अधिकार पर ज़ोर देते हुए लोगों को राहत देने के लिए आगे आईंहैं। असम में जबरन बेदखली और हत्या की घटना के मद्देनजर इन अधिकारों को अच्छे से समझने की ज़रूरत है।…

Assam police firing: State responds to victim family’s plea, says acted in self defence CJP assisted in filing the petition before Gauhati High Court

Sheikh Farid, a resident of Kirakara village of the Dhalpur region, would not have lost his life at the tender age of 12 had the police handled the situation professionally and with due diligence and care. In October, CJP helped Farid’s family file a petition before the Gauhati High Court seeking compensation from the state for the unlawful…

पुलिस द्वारा भीड़ पर नियंत्रण : कितने बल प्रयोग को ज़्यादती समझा जाए? पुलिस की बर्बरता एवं ज़्यादतियों को अच्छी नियत से की गई कार्यवाही समझ कर माफ़ नहीं किया जा सकता

असम के दारंग जिले के अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय के साधनहीन लोगों के घरों को तोड़ने और उन्हें बेदख़ल करने का अमानवीय काम करने के बाद प्रशासन गुरुवार को नीचता में एक पायदान और नीचे उतर गया। बेदख़ली का विरोध कर रहे लोगों पर पुलिस ने गोलियां चलाकर 2 लोगों को मार डाला और 10 लोगों को…

Rehabilitation for evicted families only if name in NRC: Assam gov’t to Gauhati HC State claims 1,000 bhigas of land set aside for rehabilitation, but it is not for “encroachers”

In yet another example of the Assam state government’s apathy, it has submitted before the Gauhati High Court that land has been demarcated to rehabilitate evicted and displaced people, however, their citizenship will have to be ascertained before confirming their eligibility, adding fuel to the baseless narrative that “outsiders” and “illegal migrants” had “encroached” upon…

EXCLUSIVE: Three infants from evicted families die in Assam The forcibly evicted families had been living in makeshift huts, vulnerable to the elements

The Assam eviction tragedy keeps on growing. Though no new evictions have been reported after the police firing on September 23, CJP’s on-ground team has learnt that at least three infants from these families have died over the course of the last month. One of them was just 5 days old! CJP’s Assam state team…

CJP Writ Petitions

Assam firing : CJP moves HC for justice We have filed two separate writ petitions in the Gauhati High Court

On September 23rd. two residents of Dhalpur were killed by police firing during an eviction drive targetting a minority muslim community in Assam. One of them, Maynal Haque, was protesting against the evictions but 12-year-old teenager Shaikh Farid had nothing to do with the protests. The entire community is homeless now, some mourning the loss…

Dhalpur Firing Deceased's Families

Assam police firing: CJP aids families of victims move HC HC issues notice, seeking response from the State

The terrifying images from Assam’s eviction drive that escalated into brute action by the Assam Police who opened fire upon innocent civilians on September 23, 2021 in Dhalpur, must continue to haunt many. Hundreds of families were rendered homeless amidst a punishing monsoon and a raging Covid-19 pandemic with just a few hours’ notice sent…

Assam Police Firing: FIRs filed in Mainul Haque and Sheikh Farid’s cases Gauhati HC asks state government to submit affidavit pertaining to evictions

In what could be seen as some relief to the families of victims of the police firing that took place on September 23 at Gorukhuti village that falls under the Sipajhar Circle of Dhalpur in the Darrang district of Assam, police have now filed First Information Reports (FIRs) in the cases of Mainul Haque and…

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