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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…

CJP delegation in Bijni Assam

सिटिज़न्स फॉर असम : उम्मीद और इंसाफ़ की तलाश में CJP, वरिष्ठ अधिवक्ताओं और पत्रकारों के प्रतिनिधिमंडल के साथ असम के दौरे पर

नेशनल रजिस्टर ऑफ़ सिटिज़न्स (NRC) प्राधिकरण ने 26 जून को एक लाख से अधिक उन लोगों की सूची ज़ारी की, जिन्हें NRC से अपवर्जित किया गया है। जिसके अगले ही दिन, CJP वरिष्ठ वकीलों और पत्रकारों के एक प्रतिनिधिमंडल के साथ असम में ज़मीनी हालात का जायज़ा लेने पहुंची। साथ ही, CJP ने भारतीय मूल के नागरिकों की मदद करने के लिए रणनीति…

Petition against Assam’s Detention Camps in SC

What RTI inquiries reveal about Assam’s Detention Camps CHRI files multiple applications to understand complexities, challenges and access information

The Supreme Court-monitored updation of the the National Register of Citizens (NRC)[1] exercise, aimed at identifying illegal immigrants is being carried out in Assam. When the draft NRC was published on July 30, 2018, there was a huge controversy over the exclusion of 40.7 lakh people from it. The draft NRC which was prepared last…

Assam Crisis: MHA Reveals Shocking Figures The citizenship crisis is brewing in Assam

In response to MP Shashi Tharoor in parliament, the MHA has revealed shocking figures about detention camps in Assam, inadvertently highlighting the scale of the tragedy that people, especially the poorest sections are facing. Watch this video to know more.   SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates Bengali Hindu labeled “Bangladeshi”, found dead…

Assam Detention Camps: 70 year old woman might not live long enough to be released CJP delegation meets son who makes passionate plea to set ailing mother free

In June 2019, CJP led a delegation of eminent lawyers and journalists to Assam to take stock of ground realities. During our visit to Bijni in Chirang district we met Biswanath Das whose 70 year old mother Parbati has been languishing in the Kokrajhar Detention Camp for over 2 years and 8 months. We informed…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

63959 people declared foreigners ex parte in Assam! MHA reveals shocking figures related to Foreigners' Tribunals and Detention Camps

In a shocking revelation before the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has admitted that over sixty thousand people have been declared foreigners ex parte i.e without them ever appearing before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT). The MHA was responding to six questions raised by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. The responses were made by…

CJP in Assam: Our appeals ensured due process in Assam 'Excluded' names from the hearing dates now scheduled

CJP’s team of volunteers working tirelessly on the ground in Assam have achieved a huge success. They circulated notices in Assamese and Bengali to ensure those being excluded from due process and hearings at the NRC centres, actually got justice. As a result the NRC authority was then compelled to schedule hearing dates of those…

“Rising tide of bigotry, stigmatization and scapegoating” in NRC process: UN demands GOI response Reminds India of obligations under international Human Rights conventions

In a scathing letter to the Government of India, five senior officials of the United Nations have expressed regret at the lack of response from the government on previous communiques where they had highlighted concerns about instances of human rights violations taking place during the processes and procedures related to the update of the National…

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