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Bengali speaking workers face likely ban in Bengaluru apartments, what’s next? Most of these workers have been living in the city doing menial jobs for decades, after migrating from their home states

Anticipating police action and interrogation, many housing complexes in Bengaluru have decided to not employ Bengali speaking people as labourers or domestic help, especially minorities. In this quest of weeding out illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, many citizens have also been targeted which has led to this prejudicial ban, leading them to lose their livelihoods. The…

36 Years on, Survivors of Nellie Massacre suffer in perpetuity, 40% out of NRC CJP’s Assam State Co-ordinator, Zamser Ali reports from Nellie

CJP’s Team Assam received information that a large chunk of people in the village of Borbari—where the Nellie Massacre took place in 1983—have been excluded from the final NRC list; about 150 persons have been declared Indian in this village, but most of them (about 90%) of their names have not been included in the…

A look at how Foreigners’ Tribunals have fared since 2015 Observations made by the bench of the Guwahati HC monitoring Foreigners Tribunals in Assam, 2015-2019

A Guwahati High Court bench, which has been holding hearings since March 2015 under the directions of the Supreme Court, has been monitoring and continues to monitor the functioning of the existing Foreigners Tribunals in Assam. During the past 4 years many things have come to light with respect to the hurdles in the day…

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27 deaths later, it’s time to wake up Assam and the detention camps menace claims 27 lives till date

The detention camps in Assam are in 6 locations and are housed in makeshift facilities in District Jails. In the past 9 years, 27 deaths have taken place of detainees in Assam. CJP had first accessed a list of the all those who have died in Assam’s dreaded detention camps. In this list published as…

Assam: The Curious Case of Phuljan Nessa Declared foreigner Phuljan Nessa’s name appeared in the final draft of the NRC. How did this happen?

Phuljan Nessa, resident of Samaguri in Nagaon district of Assam was declared a foreigner by the Foreigners Tribunal in October 2017, yet her name was included in the final draft of the NRC. NRC issued a clarification on their Facebook page without accepting the blunder. The Gauhati High Court, while entertaining a Writ petition against…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

Family left out of NRC even after submitting claims form: CJP intervenes Marfat Ali and his family were left of the NRC even after submitting valid legacy documents and claims form

Two months after the final draft of the NRC (National register of Citizens) was released and 19,06,657 people of Assam were excluded from the list, the authorities are handing out certified copies of “Reasons of Rejection” in some districts in Assam to people who were excluded from the final draft. These certified copies include the…

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Assam Detention Camp death: Dulal Paul’s family accepts body Declared 'foreigner' in 2017, he had been incarcerated at the Tezpur Detention Camp

The family of 65 Dulal Chandra Paul have finally accepted his body for performing his last rites, almost 10 days after he breathed his last at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMHC). Paul, who had been declared foreigner and had been incarcerated at the Tezpur Detention Camp reportedly suffered from diabetes and a heart…

Teesta Setalvad in Hyderabad

Lives shattered by NRC, CJP reaches out and intervenes Who is An Indian in Assam

Indian Citizens in Assam are shattered by the NRC process. In spite of having valid documents, Gopal Das and his entire family were excluded from the NRC. Anima Dey lost her son Subrata Dey mysteriously in a detention camp. After that, her family has been living hand to mouth by selling cloth bags. Her teenaged…

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