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CJP team persists through floods and pandemic in Assam CJP Assam's fight against the citizenship crisis is going strong

Amid the devastating Assam floods and the ongoing pandemic, CJP Assam is battling it all to be beside those who are facing the citizenship crisis in Assam. Watch this video where our Assam team explains the current work that’s being done, impeccably, while standing up to all the hurdles that they are facing on the…

Flood-affected families receive notices to defend their citizenship! Assam Floods and Citizenship Crisis

In a shocking case of institutional apathy, 5 people from Dhalpur village in Darrang district of Assam have been sent notices via Whatsapp to defend their citizenship before the Foreigners’ Tribunal(FT). Amidst the raging floods in Assam coupled with the Covid scare, as entire villages have been submerged under water and crops destroyed, such acts…

Shocking! Flood-affected people sent ‘foreigner’ notice in Assam The four women and one man hail from villages that are under 7-8 feet of water!

In yet another example of institutional apathy for human suffering, five people from the flood-hit Dhalpur village in Darrang district of Assam have been sent notices to appear before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) in Mangaldoi to defend their Indian citizenship. “The region is presently submerged under 7-8 feet of water forcing people to vacate their…

CJP entrusted with documents during Assam floods People are rushing to save their identity documents

Assam floods have claimed more than 90 lives, with thousands of people forced out of their neighborhoods. Their cattle are displaced and homes are submerged in water. In such trying times, people are rushing to save their most precious belonging, their identity documents and trusting CJP with them. We are humbled by their faith in…

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CJP’s relief efforts continue in Assam despite cyclone, floods and heavy rains Lockdown challenges compounded by extreme weather conditions, CJP Team persists

As if the nationwide lockdown in wake of the outbreak of the Coronavirus wasn’t placing enough strain on the lives and livelihoods of people hailing from impoverished backgrounds in Assam, cyclone Amphan, floods and heavy rains have continued to wreak havoc in the region. However, undeterred by any of this, CJP has surged forth in…

Assam Floods: Lost lives, livelihood, citizenship documents CJP's Assam team is collecting valuable NRC documents to keep them safe

Over the last couple of days, several parts of Assam have been hit by the ongoing floods. Over 1.5 million people are affected, across the 23 districts of Assam. CJP’s team in Assam have been visiting various districts to monitor and document the condition of the residents. A lot of these people are huddled together…

Disasters, Displacement and Political Dis-enfranchisement in a warming world Exclusive Blog: How flood displacement leads to uneducated and destitute women becoming D Voters in Assam

Hannah Ardent in her work on The Origins of Totalitarianism, interrogated the contradiction in the modern conception of rights. Based on her experience of statelessness, she pointed that despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it was membership of a nation-state that gave humans the right to have rights. This ‘right to have a right’ is…

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