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India’s poorest citizens will bear the brunt of NPR-NRC (English) How & Why NPR-NRC is anti-poor, anti-SC/ST/OBC as well as anti-Muslim

Imagine how difficult and costly the process of proving ones citizenship will be in a country where 90% of the workforce is in the unorganised sector and millions migrate every year in search for better livelihoods. Imagine how disproportionate the burden of document searching and lining up to be enlisted will be for daily wagers.…

सीएबी/सीएए 2019 के बारे में अक्सर पूछे जाने वाले सवाल नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनियम 2019 की जटिलताओं को समझने की कोशिश

नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनियम क्या है? यह एक अधिनियम है जो अफगानिस्तान, बांग्लादेश अथवा पाकिस्तान से 31 दिसंबर 2014 को या उससे पहले भारत में  बिना वैध यात्रा दस्तावेजों के प्रवेश करने वाले हिंदू, सिक्ख, बौद्ध, जैन, पारसी अथवा ईसाई शरणार्थियों को आवेदन करने पर कुछ आसान शर्तों पर नागरिकता प्रदान करना प्रस्तावित करता है। नागरिकता…

Understanding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NRC and NPR An action packed day for CJP

Malegaon: On 15th December 2019, CJP was invited to multiple meetings where CJP’s secretary Teesta Setalvad addressed the press in a hour long interaction. In her speech, she said that Citizenship was our Constitutional right and this right was being attacked because of this government’s policies and the recent amendment to the Citizen Amendment Act…

Person with two names confuses NRC officials Haphazard approach of authorities leads to inclusion of daughters, but exclusions of sons!

While helping people negotiate the tortuous journey of defending their citizenship in Assam, CJP’s District Volunteer Motivator (DVM) Majidul Islam came across a very interesting case of Abdul Hoque aka Buida Sheikh’s family in Kandapara village in Barpeta district. Abdul Hoque and his family lost their home due to floods in North Mayunburi village and…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

Detention Camp survivor’s family pleads that they be spared further misery Sahera Khatun was released from Kokrajhar detention camp as per Supreme Court’s May 2019 order

CJP has been working tirelessly to provide legal aid to those defending their citizenship in Assam. In November we brought to you the story of Sahera Khatun of Satibar Gaon in Chirang District, who spent 3 years and 3 months at the Kokrajhar detention camp after being declared ‘foreigner’ a Foreigners Tribunal in Chirang. Now…

CJP in action in Assam: Reaching remote villages to render counselling and aid Reports from the ground

CJP is undeterred as it is steadily reaching more and more remote villages in Assam, reaching out to as many persons affected by NRC, as possible. The State co-ordinator of Assam, Mr. Zamser Ali visited Borbari village in Morigaon District, which is a part of greater Nellie, on December 3. There was no electricity in…

CJP reaches out to a declared foreigner whose brothers declared citizens He was excluded from NRC despite of using the same documents as his brothers

One of the most effective ways for people in Assam to reach out for help is CJP’s Toll-free helpline. While, the CJP team in Assam is constantly on the go, the calls for help received on the toll-free number helps expand CJP’s reach. On November 16, one such call came from a village called Baralimari…

All India NRC: CJP reaches out to the women of Mumbra Big response to CJP's call for Mohalla Volunteers

Continuing with its attempt to build a grassroots movement against NRC, CJP reached out to the women of Mumbra and received an overwhelming response to its call for Mohalla Volunteers. Organised by Awaaz-E-Niswaan (Women’s Voice), the meeting was attended by about a hundred women who had a number of questions about documents and the proposed NRC.…

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