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EXCLUSIVE: Foreigners’ Tribunal notices pasted on electricity poles in Assam! CJP finds several such notices across Bongaigaon; widespread panic among people

Though assembly elections have ended in Assam, with the conclusion of the third phase on April 6, 2021, the politics over citizenship issue continues, with fresh panic being created in the form of Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) notices, that were found pasted on several electricity poles in Bongaigaon by the Assam team of Citizens for Justice…

CJP Wednesdays Assam Update

Assam: CJP’s fight against citizenship crisis stronger than ever Our team in Assam is reaching remote areas and marginalized regions

CJP Assam continues its fight against the citizenship crisis, stronger and braver than ever. We are going door to door in remote areas of Assam, collecting documents of citizenship and being there beside those who need our assistance. We have been fighting relentlessly for every Indian battling the citizenship crisis in Assam, in courts and…

CJP’s Guwahati legal aid petition: State fails to file an affidavit CJP had moved the HC over inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons

The State of Assam has failed to file an affidavit in the matter before the High Court, where CJP had sought directions to the state to formulate effective and robust modalities for legal aid in terms of having trained panels of lawyers and adequate front offices in light of the several pending appeals to be…

NCM seeks report from DGP Assam on CJP’s complaint against Kamlendu Sarkar The RSS leader had delivered an Islamophobic speech in December, 2020

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has responded to CJP’s complaint against RSS leader Kamalendu Sarkar and written to Guwahati’s Director General of Police (DGP), requesting for a detailed report within three weeks on the matter. CJP’s complaint dated December 21, 2020 to the esteemed commission highlighted the hate speech delivered by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh…

Assam DSLAs woefully understaffed, staff under-trained to handle FT cases Findings of CJP’s survey of DSLA in 10 Assam districts

A survey by CJP’s Assam Team of personnel, infrastructure and other facilities at District Legal Services Authority (DSLA) offices in 10 Assam districts has revealed just how ill-equipped they are at present, and they could get completely overwhelmed when lakhs of people who had been excluded by the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was…

Inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons, CJP moves Guwahati HC Plea for robust infrastructure to deal with impending deluge of applicants at FTs

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed a petition before Guwahati High Court (previously Gauhati HC) seeking directions to the state to formulate effective and robust modalities for legal aid in terms of having trained panels of lawyers and adequate front offices in light of the impending appeals to be filed before Foreigners Tribunals by people…

CJP Assam empowering people

CJP Assam: Empowering those battling the citizenship crisis Our team is constantly by their side in the courts and beyond

#CJPWednesdays CJP Assam is continuing to help those excluded from the NRC defend their citizenship before Foreigners’ Tribunals and re-doubling its efforts to get innocents released from Detention Camps. We want our team to grow so we can help more people file comprehensive appeals against the NRC exclusions and other denials of citizenship. Help us…

NRC for Assam: A flawed design A process with an inherent potential to exclude millions of genuine citizens

The exercise for preparation and updating of NRC for the state of Assam was directed and also monitored by Supreme Court Bench consisting of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Fali Nariman (in the ongoing matter, the judgement dated December 17, 2014 in the case of Assam Public Works Vs. Union of India & Ors (Writ…

CJP petitions the National Commission for Minorities against RSS leader Kamalendu Sarkar’s Islamophobic speech in Assam promotes disharmony: CJP to NCM

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) with a complaint against Kamalendu Sarkar, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader in Assam for his hate filled and offensive speech against Islam in Sonitpur District, Tezpur on December 13. The CJP complaint dated December 21, 2020 brings to the NCM’s notice the…

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