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NRC Objections filed against Renowned Assamese People Objectors' details missing, red flags raised

Har Kumar Goswami is a prominent electrical engineer, innovator and small industrialist of Assam. He is best known for the many unique electrical appliances he designs and manufactures in his own lab as these products have several special features and yet are quite affordable. But these days Goswami is unable to give time to his unique…

EXCLUSIVE! People forced to file False NRC Objections in Assam Members of ABSU coercing people to file up to 10 false applications in Kokrajhar

In several shocking instances of the abuse and subversion of the NRC process in Assam, it has come to light that people have been forced to file Objection applications against others whose names have appeared in the NRC.  We have copies of complaints filed by some such people from Kokrajhar district of Assam, who claim that…

Assam: CJP is Gearing up for Battles that Lie Ahead Help us help Assam

CJP in Assam: we have been working relentlessly, from sending a fact finding team to putting together a team of Volunteer Motivators who have traveled the length and breath of Assam helping lakhs of people fill out claims forms and help them understand the NRC process. CJP is now prepared to step in and provide…

Jailed in Detention Camp despite being Pregnant with one child and Breastfeeding another EXCLUSIVE Interview with Rashminara Begum from Assam

In an exclusive interview with Rashminara Begum, we find out how this young mother was dragged away to a detention camp even though she was pregnant with one child and breastfeeding another. She also shares intricate details of her case, the inhumane conditions that she faced in the detention camp and the extreme hardships that…

A Brief History of the Insider vs Outsider debate in Assam In conversation with Prof. Abdul Mannan

Prof. Abdul Mannan takes us through the genesis and evolution of the insider vs outsider divide in Assam. He also explains how the animosity that for born out of a fear of change in the ethnic demography of the region gradually also ended up taking a communal hue.     Also Read: Plight of Women…

Maharashtra: Name in doubtful list, Assam woman says ‘painful to not be able to vote’ The Indian Express

In Mumbai for a public hearing organised by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) on Monday, Rashminara told The Indian Express that she has never cast a vote. Assam is set to vote in three phases starting April 11, but Rashminara Begum’s right to vote continues to be a subject of a legal battle in…

CJP Impact: NRC Claims Hearing held after CJP writes to State Coordinator Missing officials rush to the spot, hold hearing late into the evening after CJP’s intervention

On March 1, 2019, close to 300 people were called to the Divisional Forest Office (DFO) in Biswanath District for hearing regarding their Claims applications for inclusion into the National Register of Citizens. However, when no official turned up to conduct the hearing, CJP stepped in and wrote to the NRC State Coordinator. Following this…

CJP in Action: Our Attempt to avert a Humanitarian Crisis in Assam How CJP is driving the efforts on the ground to help people in Assam

Assam is at the precipice of a large scale humanitarian crisis with the citizenship of over four million people under the scanner. CJP, that has been monitoring the situation since 2017, has been working actively to alleviate the fear and anxiety among people of Assam who have been left out of the final draft of the National…

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