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Behind Shadows Tales of Injustice from Assam's Detention camps

Assam’s Detention Camps are the dark, dank and dreary modern day purgatory like limbo lands, where those who are Declared Foreigner (DF) by Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT) are condemned to spend their time till they are able to either secure bail or have the FT judgment overturned by a higher court. However, given how most inmates…

No detention for those left out of NRC till declared foreigner by FT Assam Gov't issues public notice

Determined to stem the panic being generated at the grassroots with the possibility of the exclusions of hundreds of thousands of persons from the NRC final list, post August 31, the state government has issued notice on August 27 through the additional chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna (IAS) categorically stating that “Persons left out of…

CJP trains paralegals to help Indians defend their citizenship Legal luminaries share knowledge with over 100 participants in Guwahati

CJP has just concluded a three day paralegal training workshop in Guwahati in the run up to the publication of the final NRC on August 31, 2019. The objective of the workshop was to equip local, district level lawyers and paralegal volunteers with in-depth skills and training to navigate the complex issue of citizenship after…

Gov’t bats for Legal Aid for those excluded from NRC MHA extends deadline to file appeals, AASU objects

On August 20, 2019, Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Home Minister Amit Shah held discussions on the impending situation arising out the final publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list on August 31,2019. Following these meetings, local media reported that a policy decision has been taken to give legal aid to all those…

Citizenship Dilemma in Assam

The Notorious Foreigners’ Tribunals of Assam What are FTs and what do they do?

Assam’s dreaded Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) are back in focus after the Ministry of Home Affairs told the Parliament that over 1 million people have been declared foreigners in Assam by FTs so far! But what exactly are FTs and what do these tribunals do? Watch this video to find out.     Related: CJP in…

Legal Eagles Join Forces with CJP in Assam CJP takes a delegation of lawyers and journalists to Assam

On June 27th 2019 CJP took a delegation of eminent lawyers and senior journalists to Assam to assess ground realities as well as devise a strategy to help genuine Indian citizens, especially those from marginalised and low income backgrounds navigate the tortuous claims process as well as proceedings before Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT). Related: Citizens for…

Assam: Suicide fearing loss of Citizenship Assam NRC and Deaths

In the last few years, the Kafkaesque process of determining citizenship has created unprecedented stress and apprehension in millions of people in Assam. From the state election commission marking D-voter arbitrarily, to possible incarceration in Detention Camps, non transparent working of Foreigner Tribunals and political and bureaucratic meddling in the NRC process, the crisis of…

Help CJP protect the citizenship of Indians in Assam What is NRC and how are the people in Assam affected

Over 500 of CJP’s volunteers have been working tirelessly across 18 of the worst affected districts of Assam, helping people navigate the difficult and often incomprehensible NRC process. We are also helping those whose citizenship is being questioned before Foreigners’ Tribunals. This is significant in light of the recent submission of the Ministry of Home…

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners

असम में FT ने 63959 लोगों की गैरमौजूदगी में उन्हें विदेशी घोषित किया गृह मंत्रालय द्वारा FT और डिटेंशन कैंप से जुड़ा चौका देने वाला खुलासा

लोकसभा के समक्ष एक चौंका देने वाला खुलासे में गृह मंत्रालय ने यह स्वीकार किया है कि FT की सुनवाई में शामिल हुए बिना ही लगभग साठ हजार से अधिक लोगों को विदेशी घोषित किया गया है। गृह मंत्रालय ने काँग्रेस नेता शशि थरूर के छह सवालों का जवाब देते हुए यह बात कही। गृह मंत्रालय में राज्य…

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