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CJP team persists through floods and pandemic in Assam CJP Assam's fight against the citizenship crisis is going strong

Amid the devastating Assam floods and the ongoing pandemic, CJP Assam is battling it all to be beside those who are facing the citizenship crisis in Assam. Watch this video where our Assam team explains the current work that’s being done, impeccably, while standing up to all the hurdles that they are facing on the…

Census vs NPR

Controversial questions removed from NPR? Questions about mother tongue, parents' date and place of birth removed from official website

The National Population Register (NPR), a process that appears to have been conflated with the Census, allegedly in a sinister bid to set apart people the regime views as outsiders, is now being given a makeover in a purported attempt to score political brownie points in upcoming elections in two key states. According to the…

From detention camp to human rights defender Assam Woman's incredible and inspiring journey

She was declared a ‘foreigner’ and sent to Assam’s detention camp. When she got bail on humanitarian grounds, she decided to change her life. She joined CJP and is now travelling all across Assam, fighting for people like her who are falsely accused of being ‘foreigners’. As this empowered woman has pledged to fight her own…

Flood-affected families receive notices to defend their citizenship! Assam Floods and Citizenship Crisis

In a shocking case of institutional apathy, 5 people from Dhalpur village in Darrang district of Assam have been sent notices via Whatsapp to defend their citizenship before the Foreigners’ Tribunal(FT). Amidst the raging floods in Assam coupled with the Covid scare, as entire villages have been submerged under water and crops destroyed, such acts…

CJP Assam: Reaching out to released detention camp inmates fighting poverty We are dedicated to fight for the impoverished who are trapped in the citizenship crisis

Till date, CJP Assam has managed to secure release of 32 inmates from Assam’s detention camps. Most of these recently released inmates come from very low income families, some have no source of income at all. CJP is continuing to keeping in touch with these people and helping them in any way we can. We…

CJP continues with its awareness program; this time in Bhiwandi CJP urges people to educate themselves on the CAA-NPR-NRC

CJP in Action: CJP conducted one more workshop in Bhiwandi in collaboration with Lok Raj Sangathan and Bhiwandi Jan Sangharsh Samiti. Suhel Banerjee from CJP was the Speaker for the evening. The workshop was attended by social activists and the curious and worried people of the neighbourhood. Citizenship has been defined as the right to…

CJP in Assam

This ‘suspected foreigner’ has a Chandrashekhar Azad Link CJP continues to provide support to the large number of people affected by the NRC

70 year-old Sejebala Ghosh has been served foreigners’ notice by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Bongaigaon, Assam. Her father Lt. Digendra Chandra Ghosh, was a freedom fighter who corresponded with Chandra Sekhar Azad during the Indian independence movement. Her mother donated a huge sum to Indian National Security Fund after selling her property. But now, the widowed Sejebala…

CAA-NPR-NRC – Why is there so much controversy? Should citizens worry? Dr. V Suresh - Advocate, Madras High Court & Gen. Secretary, People’s Union for Civil Liberties

Citizenship has been defined as the right to have rights. Over the past six years, there have been clear political moves to fundamentally assault and redefine this Constitutional basis of both Indian nationhood and citizenship. Especially now, with the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 being passed and a not thoroughly debated all India-level NPR-National Register of…

World’s Most Successful Refugee Community – The Case of Tibetan Refugees in India Citizen Kaun - a CJP Series: Did the preferential treatment of the Tibetan refugees result in their success?

When in 1950, China sought to ‘Liberalise’ Tibet, what it did in effect was persecution of the native Tibetans by attacking their unique culture in an attempt to impose Chinese Marxist ideology and practices in the social and political culture of Tibetans, who practice and preach Tibetan Buddhism – with the Dalai Lama as their…

Human Consequences of Forced Migration: The Case of the Chakmas Citizen Kaun - A CJP Series: The fault lines of partition and nationhood in South Asia and the unending saga of despair of the displaced populace

As a consequence of partition of the subcontinent, (according to the 1951 Census of displaces persons), an estimated 72.49 lakh (7.24 million) Hindus and Sikhs had moved from western Punjab (Pakistan) to the Indian side and 72.26 lakh (7.26 million) Muslims had similarly moved from eastern Punjab (India) to the Pakistani. A new dimension was…

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