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CJP in Action: As the election rages on, volunteers work tirelessly in Assam CJP volunteers continue to help those affected by Assam’s NRC

Even as the rest of India is busy with the Lok Sabha elections, a handful of people in Assam are focused on a more pressing issue. They are more politically aware and active than many others, but have had no time this election season. This group of people comprises Volunteer Motivators (VMs) and Community Volunteers–a…

CJP volunteers intervene to help people with the NRC process in Assam Volunteers on the ground help with hearings, submitting documents

CJP’s volunteers have been working tirelessly on the ground in Assam, helping families in the aftermath of the publication of the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC). The NRC has left the Indian citizenship of millions in jeopardy. Here is a glimpse at our volunteers’ efforts.  Faruk Ahmed, community volunteer in Assam’s…

Muslim man forced to eat pork
Muslim man forced to eat pork

Muslim man in Assam attacked, beaten for allegedly selling beef Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

A Muslim man was abused and heckled by a mob for allegedly selling beef in Assam’s Biswanath district on Sunday. Reports suggest the police have detained at least five people after a viral video showed the man on his knees in deep slush, begging to let him go. Shaukat Ali, 68, was beaten on the…

Bengali Hindu dies

Another Bengali Hindu dies in an 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…

Rashminara Begum

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…

National Register of Citizens

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…

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