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Urgent plea: 10,000 masks needed for the Assam Community and CJP Team For those in Assam who are battling the citizenship crisis amid coronavirus

CJP Assam team has been working day and night, helping people whose names have been excluded from the final NRC, with applications and documents. Even as all NRC related processes were put on hold by the Assam government in wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, our team has soldiered on wearing masks and…

CJP Impact: Family of three released from Assam detention camp after four years! CJP continues to help release Indians living in detention camps

For the last four years, Jainuddin, Hajira Bibi, and Kamal Ali have been in the Tezpur Detention Camp. The three detainees were husband, wife and son. Being extremely poor, they could not afford a bail application. CJP team in Assam fought long and hard to help them get released. Although the Supreme Court ruled in…

CJP in Action: Three of a family released from Assam detention camp after four years! Many are still languishing behind bars despite being eligible for bail

Three people of a family; father, mother and son, were finally released from the Tezpur detention camp in Assam after CJP intervened in the case. They had been held in captivity for over four years and were unable to satisfy bail conditions despite being eligible for release. CJP’s Team Assam has been working relentlessly to…

Breaking: Assam NRC activities halted due to Corona virus Lakhs of people excluded from Assam NRC will remain in the dark until further notice

Assam NRC rejection slip work is being halted due to Corona Virus. March 20th 2020, was the deadline for issuing theses rejection slips. Once rejection slips are issued, people get only 120 days to appeal in Foreigners’ Tribunals. Now Nagarik Seva Kendras and NRC headquarters will remain shut and people excluded from Assam NRC will…

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This ‘suspected foreigner’ has a Chandrashekhar Azad Link CJP continues to provide support to the large number of people affected by the NRC

70 year-old Sejebala Ghosh has been served foreigners’ notice by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Bongaigaon, Assam. Her father Lt. Digendra Chandra Ghosh, was a freedom fighter who corresponded with Chandra Sekhar Azad during the Indian independence movement. Her mother donated a huge sum to Indian National Security Fund after selling her property. But now, the widowed Sejebala…

CJP continues its fight for justice in Assam CJP continues to provide support to the large number of people affected by the NRC

CJP volunteers reached out to people whose names have not been included in the final Assam NRC even though they were cleared by a Foreigner Tribunal after being marked a ‘D voter’.CJP volunteers are also collecting data of families and children excluded in the Assam NRC. CJP continues to provide support to the large number…

CJP steps in to defend citizenship of freedom fighter’s daughter in Assam Septuagenarian Seje Bala Ghosh's father was close associate of Chandrashekhar Azad

70-year-old Seje Bala Ghosh is in shock. This daughter of a freedom fighter and resident of North Bongaigaon (ward no 10) has been served foreigners’ notice by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Bongaigaon, despite the fact that her name has been included in final National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on August 31, 2019!…

Family migrates from WB, son declared foreigner in Assam! Gauhati HC upholds Tinsukia FT’s order, does not accept land documents as proof

Even as the poor, the unlettered and the dispossessed worry about proving their citizenship in the absence of having proper documents, it turns out even when one has them there is no guarantee that they will be able to prove their case. Munindra Biswas learnt this the hard way. Now that the final NRC has…

School headmaster’s testimony missing, Assam woman declared foreigner Gauhati HC uphold's FT order, insists on testimony of issuing authority to authenticate documents

In yet another example of how challenging it has become for people to prove their citizenship, the Gauhati High Court has ruled that a school leaving certificate needs to be authenticated by providing the testimony of the issuing authority. The court ruled against the suspected foreigner in the case because she failed to get her…

CJP helps release two brothers from Assam detention camp CJP's Assam team battled legal formalities for four months to help release the brothers.

CJP has helped secure the release of two brothers from Assam’s detention camp. Samsul Ali and Abdur Rashid had been in the Goalpara detention camp for three years. In July 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that people who are in detention camps for three years or more would be freed on bail. But their path to…

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