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Ten new detention camps proposed in Assam Submission made before state assembly also says there are over one lakh each of Declared Foreigners and D-Voters in the state

In a submission made before the Assam Assembly on July 29, 2019, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of Industry and Transportation, revealed that as many as ten new detention centers are being planned across Assam, though the central government was yet to green-light the project. The submission was in response to a series of questions raised…

CJP continues its fight for justice in Assam CJP continues to provide support to the large number of people affected by the NRC

CJP volunteers reached out to people whose names have not been included in the final Assam NRC even though they were cleared by a Foreigner Tribunal after being marked a ‘D voter’.CJP volunteers are also collecting data of families and children excluded in the Assam NRC. CJP continues to provide support to the large number…

School headmaster’s testimony missing, Assam woman declared foreigner Gauhati HC uphold's FT order, insists on testimony of issuing authority to authenticate documents

In yet another example of how challenging it has become for people to prove their citizenship, the Gauhati High Court has ruled that a school leaving certificate needs to be authenticated by providing the testimony of the issuing authority. The court ruled against the suspected foreigner in the case because she failed to get her…

CJP helps release two brothers from Assam detention camp CJP's Assam team battled legal formalities for four months to help release the brothers.

CJP has helped secure the release of two brothers from Assam’s detention camp. Samsul Ali and Abdur Rashid had been in the Goalpara detention camp for three years. In July 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that people who are in detention camps for three years or more would be freed on bail. But their path to…

CJP in Action: Two men released from detention camp after CJP intervention CJP helped organize advocate, documentation and communication with authorities

In a huge relief for two men from Assam, CJP has helped secure their release from a detention camp. Brothers Samsul Ali (67) and Abdur Rashid (60) had been lodged in the Goalpara detention camp for over three years. Both hail from Village no. 2 Goraimari that falls under the jurisdiction of the Panbari police…

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…

Bangladeshi immigration in Assam

Census Data debunks claim of large-scale Bangladeshi immigration in Assam Migration data especially significant in light of CAA-NRC conundrum

Recently, much awaited migration data has been released by Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. While demographers are presumably busy analysing the data, certain preliminary observations are noteworthy, especially in the context of Assam where strong allegation of large-scale illegal migration from Bangladesh has assumed greater significance post NRC. While data on foreign migrants do not distinguish between…

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