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Hurdles in releasing detention camp inmates cause anxiety in Assam Amicus curiae Prashant Bhushan's report exposes plight of innocent people

There is widespread anxiety in Assam these days, and it has to do with two key issues; difficulties in releasing inmates who have completed three years in captivity, and the delay in issuing rejection order copies that can help those who have been left out of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). Delays in…

Assam NRC: Detention Camp cuts food ration CJP Assam is working with the families of the detainees to help release them at the earliest

On May 2109, the Supreme Court of India ordered the release of detainees who have spent more than three years in captivity inside detention camps in Assam. But more than half of the detainees have still not been released due to the absence of competent representation. The Home Department of Assam has rejected a large…

Best Civil Society Innovator: CJP wins big for its work in Assam The award is testimony to the painstaking work put in by CJP volunteers in Assam

CJP wins the 6th eNGO challenge award as best Civil Society Innovator, by Digital Empowerment Foundation, for its exemplary work in Assam. We are continuing the fight against NPR-NRC-CAA around India. Donate to help us help genuine Indian Citizens. Click here to donate. Related: In solidarity with Assam Poverty haunts family of Subrata Dey I…

एनआरसी की कीमत क्या भारत चुका पाएगा?

पूरे देश में एनआरसी लागू करने जैसे तुगलकी काम के लिए अनुमानित 54000 करोड़ का बजेट भी कम पड़ सकता है। असम के गरीबों पर एनआरसी प्रक्रिया से हुए भयानक नतीजों को देखने के बावजूद, क्या हम इसे देशभर में दोहराने की गलती कर सकते हैं? Related: Why the CAA must be opposed, because it…

NRC Anxiety Allegedly Leads To One More Suicide in Assam

NRC anxiety allegedly leads to one more suicide in Assam Fayjal Hoque from Barpeta becomes latest victim of institutional murder by a heartless State

In yet another instance of what are being dubbed institutional murders, 42 year old Fayjal Hoque allegedly took his life, unable to cope with anxiety and anguish related to the National Register of Citizens. Hoque was an urban labourer and was found dead at his home in Kodomtola in Barpeta district. He had allegedly committed…

CJP in Assam: Reaching hundreds of thousands of people in all 33 districts Our work in Assam intensifies as thousands fill reclaim applications

CJP’s work in Assam is going strong. Our team going to door, all over the 33 districts of Assam, and helping thousands of those genuine Indian citizens who were unfairly excluded from the NRC. Help Us Help Assam. Related: In solidarity with Assam Poverty haunts family of Subrata Dey I would have attempted suicide again…

Assam woman Declared Foreigner

Assam woman declared foreigner due to discrepancy in father’s name Gauhati HC upholds FT judgment

This is the story of Khairan Nessa a.k.a Moyran Nessa, a woman from Assam who was declared foreigner when an FT ruled that she was not the daughter of her ‘projected’ father. Her troubles began way back in 1998 when a case was registered against her under the provisions of the (now scrapped) IMDT Act.…

SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

The CJP effect: SC orders no children be sent to detention camps in Assam The apex court passed an interim order protecting children’s rights affected by the Assam’s NRC process. Attorney General K Venugopal was required to record an undertaking in this regard

CJP’s application sought directions from the apex court that drew attention to the Constitutional, legal obligations and prayed, specifically that no child excluded from the NRC is either sent to detention camps nor separated from their parents in Assam. In November 2019, CJP (Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai) had filed an Intervention Application for Directions…

Gauhati High Court Has Given A New Lease Of Life To Tribunals in Assam

Mere absence after filing documents not justification for FT order against proceedee: Gauhati HC Landmark order is a lifeline for people declared foreigner in ex parte judgments by FTs

In a significant order delivered on December 20, the Gauhati High Court has given a new lease of life to those defending their citizenship before Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam. The court has ruled that if the proceedee is unable to appear for hearings but has filed relevant documents, they must be taken into consideration and…

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