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Another Bengali Hindu dies in Assam Detention Camp 70 year old used to sell snacks by the street side before being declared foreigner

70 year old Amrit Das became the latest example of what some people in Assam are beginning to call a 3D death. He was first pronounced a D-Voter. Then a Foreigners’ Tribunal ruled that he was a Declared Foreigner and finally he died in a Detention Camp. This is the 43rd such death in the state.   A resident…

Pregnant in a detention camp The tale of Rashminara Begum

Rashminara Begum was declared a ‘foreigner’, arrested and put in a detention camp in Assam, while she was three months pregnant. Inside, she faced horrific experiences. She is fighting a tedious and prolonged battle in the courts to prove her citizenship. She was recently in Mumbai to attend a CJP event on ‘women prisoners’.  …

CJP relentless in its efforts to protect Indians’ citizenship in Assam Volunteer Motivators help people across state with hearing process

The hearing process for the 36.2 lakh claimants who were dropped from the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) started on February 15. The hearing process is underway all over the state, in 1,436 venues where 2,806 officials have been deputed for the tough job as per the official communiqué from the…

Supreme Court to assemble on April 10 for update on NRC SC reiterates it won't extend final NRC deadline

On Wednesday, March 13, the Supreme Court of India repeated that it would not extend the final deadline for Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is July 31, 2019. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton F. Nariman issued the order while hearing a writ petition from Assam Public Works, and…

View to address issues faced by women prisoners DNA

Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights platform, held a public meeting ‘Qaid Ke Pare’ on Monday to understand ways of addressing issues faced by women prisoners. The public meeting which took place at the Marathi Patrakar Sangh involved testimonies of a range of women — from those who have served jail term…

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…

असम में चुनावों के दौरान NRC कार्य के स्थगन की राज्य की याचिका सुप्रीमकोर्ट ने की ख़ारिज कहा NRC प्रक्रिया समान रूप से महत्वपूर्ण है, नजरअंदाज नहीं किया जा सकता

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने मंगलवार को नेशनल रजिस्टर ऑफ़ सिटिज़न्स (NRC) से संबंधित कार्य को निलंबित करने की राज्य की याचिका को नामंजूर कर दिया है. याचिका में राज्य की तरफ़ से कहा गया था कि NRC में नाम दर्ज कराने के कार्यों को आम चुनावों तक रोक दिया जाए ताकि उस कार्य में लगे लोगों को…

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