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EXCLUSIVE: Foreigners’ Tribunal notices pasted on electricity poles in Assam! CJP finds several such notices across Bongaigaon; widespread panic among people

Though assembly elections have ended in Assam, with the conclusion of the third phase on April 6, 2021, the politics over citizenship issue continues, with fresh panic being created in the form of Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) notices, that were found pasted on several electricity poles in Bongaigaon by the Assam team of Citizens for Justice…

CJP helps Assam man secure bail from Guwahati HC The Bengali Hindu man had been dragged to the FT twice, despite being pronounced Indian the first time

CJP has come to the aid of Uttam Chakraborty, a Bengali Hindu man who was forced to defend his citizenship before a Foreigners’ Tribunal twice! While he was declared Indian the first time, he was shockingly found to be a ‘foreigner’ a second time. But CJP provided him legal aid and helped him secure bail…

CJP Wednesdays Assam Update

Assam: CJP’s fight against citizenship crisis stronger than ever Our team in Assam is reaching remote areas and marginalized regions

CJP Assam continues its fight against the citizenship crisis, stronger and braver than ever. We are going door to door in remote areas of Assam, collecting documents of citizenship and being there beside those who need our assistance. We have been fighting relentlessly for every Indian battling the citizenship crisis in Assam, in courts and…

CJP’s Guwahati legal aid petition: State fails to file an affidavit CJP had moved the HC over inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons

The State of Assam has failed to file an affidavit in the matter before the High Court, where CJP had sought directions to the state to formulate effective and robust modalities for legal aid in terms of having trained panels of lawyers and adequate front offices in light of the several pending appeals to be…

Assam DLSAs unprepared for deluge of NRC appeals: CJP survey Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are understaffed, and existing staff are under-trained

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has conducted a survey to gauge the ability of the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) to provide free legal aid to people excluded from the…

Legal service offices ill-equipped for NRC: Survey The Telegraph

The Mumbai-based organisation released the findings of the survey three days after filing a petition before Gauhati High Court According to the survey carried out between September to January, the ten DLSAs found wanting on vis-a-vis personnel, infrastructure and other facilities included Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Darrang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Kokrajhar and Udalgiri File picturem…

A case has been filed in the High Court of 19 lakh people who were left out of the NRC Axomiya Pratidin

Citizens for Justice & Peace survey reveals a worrying situation. There is no legal system available in the state to provide legal aid to the 19 million people excluded from the NRC. Citizens for Justice & Peace (CJP) has filed a PIL in the Guwahati High Court after conducting a survey in 10 districts. Following…

Plea To Provide Legal Aid To NRC Excluded People In Assam: Gauhati High Court Issues Notice To UOI, State Government LivelLaw

While hearing a plea filed by the Human rights organization ‘Citizens for Justice and Peace’ (CJP) [led by Teesta Setalvad] seeking proper legal aid for such people who have been left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Gauhati High Court on Monday (01st March) issued notice to the Union of…

“Arbitrary Action Violating Art 14,9 And 21”: Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Against Marking Of Certain Voters As ‘D’ Category In Electoral Rolls Live Law

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a petition seeking removal of ‘D’ category (indicating doubtful/ dubious) of voters from electoral rolls. A Bench led by CJI SA Bobde issued notice on the petition filed by several individuals, claiming that they were arbitrarily marked as D-voters in the year 1997, without affording an opportunity…

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CJP files a petition for legal aid to NRC excluded persons in Assam CJP moves Guwahati High Court

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed a petition before Guwahati High Court seeking directions to the state to formulate effective and robust modalities for legal aid in terms of having trained panels of lawyers and adequate front offices in light of the impending appeals to be filed before Foreigners Tribunals by people from…

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