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Post-NRC, Parties Still Fight on Who Is and Isn’t Indigenous to Assam APW recommends a wide-sweep definition while ITSSA recommends distinction between Assam’s indigenous and tribal peoples

On October 29, Assam Public Works (APW) submitted a list of 48 communities to the high-powered committee established to enact Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. It stated that members of these communities are “indigenous Assamese” and, therefore, are eligible for constitutional safeguards under the clause. The Assam Public Works is the original petitioner that…

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…

Who is An Indian: Voices from Assam The concerns of genuine Indian citizens

Anima Dey is the mother of Subrata Dey who died mysteriously in a detention camp of Assam. Gopal Das was contemplating Suicide when his name wasn’t included in the NRC final draft until CJP intervened and helped him get his and his family’s name included in the final NRC. Hasan Ali is a suicide survivor…

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CJP appeals to groups aiding victims of the NRC process to stand together: Assam Press Release

Not for the first time, a section of the press recently questioned attempts by law students as well as legal and civil rights groups to reach down to the grassroots and assist the victims of the NRC and citizenship related process in Assam. It didn’t matter that help was being provided to some of the…

Bengali Hindu couple falsely accused of using fake legacy person CJP helps clear name, family included in final NRC

52 year old Gopal Das went into a shock after the publication of the final draft of the NRC in July 2018. His entire family had been left out of the list despite having all documents. But CJP stood by the family and now their names have been included in the final NRC. Gopal Das…

असम के साथ एकजुटता बैठक नागरिकता संकट से उबरने की तैयारी

असम का मानवीय संकट पूरे भारत में फैलने के लिए तैयार है। सत्ताधारी पार्टी लगातार धमकी दे रही है कि NRC को देशभर में लागू किया जाएगा। इसके जरिए सत्ताधारियों के मंसूबे भी साफ हो रहे हैं कि वे क्या करना चाहते हैं। इस आसन्न तबाही के प्रभावों को पहचानते हुए सिटीजंस फॉर जस्टिस एंड…

In solidarity with Assam Navigating the Citizenship Crisis

The humanitarian crisis brewing in Assam is all set to spill over across India. With a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC), an authoritarian regime threatens to split an already divided country one last time along the lines of citizenship. Recognising the ramifications of this impending catastrophe, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and People’s Union of…

Poverty haunts family of Subrata Dey Detention Camp victim's son forced to give up education, mother and widow make cloth bags to survive!

On May 26, 2018, Subrata Dey, a Bengali Hindu, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Goalpara detention camp. Dey was the only earning member, and his family at the time depended on his income from his modest tea shop. Now, a year later, his son has been forced to drop out of school,…

Quit India ’83 Basbari- Ashraful Hussain Touching Poem inspired by the plight of disenfranchised souls

After having shared his experiences as a victim and as a volunteer who helped people in his village and other districts navigate the NRC process, Ashraful Hussain read out a touching poem he was inspired to write on the plight of the disenfranchised souls he met. Related: Final NRC published in Assam CJP in Assam:…

Battling All Odds, CJP Assam Team Marches on CJP Team is going beyond the call of duty in Assam

Day and night, battling all odds, CJP’s Assam team assists, counsels and trains those who have been left out of the final NRC. Help Us Help Assam. #CJPWednesdays Related: Final NRC published in Assam CJP in Assam: The evolution of our campaign to avert a humanitarian crisis What next for those left out of the…

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