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Bangladeshi bogeyman myth EXPOSED in Assam! One-third of people excluded from NRC are non-Bengalis, many from indigenous tribes and ethnic groups!

The entire debate around outsiders and foreigners has been based on the long held belief that Bangladeshi infiltrators are threatening the demography and culture of Assam. But now as per a community wise break-up of the over 19 lakh people excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), nearly a third of the people…

CJP in Assam: The evolution of our campaign to avert a humanitarian crisis An account of our various initiatives to help Indians in Assam

Even before the partial draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released in Assam, CJP has had its eye on the brewing humanitarian crisis in the state. Here’s a look at our initiatives since then. In December 2017, the first partial draft of the NRC was published. This partial draft excluded over one…

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…

filed against Renowned Assamese People

Re-verification notices spark panic in Assam, SC order violated? Family meets with accident on the way to hearing

Thousands of re-verification notices have been served in lower Assam summoning people for hearings, virtually overnight, in places as much as 400 kilometers away! Poor access and transportation have rendered this latest move by the NRC authorities callous and brutal, apart from being in clear violation of the July 23, 2019 order of the Supreme…

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam

Citizenship and NRC related deaths in Assam A compilation by CJP as of July 18, 2019

In Assam, nearly 60 people have lost their lives and their deaths are connected to citizenship related issues. While some have allegedly committed suicide due to frustration, anxiety and helplessness related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), some allegedly took their own lives fearing incarceration in detention camps. There are also some people who…

क्या असम में नागरिकता निर्धारित करने वाली प्रक्रिया गरीब और पिछड़ों के खिलाफ पक्षपातपूर्ण है? कागज़ातों की कमी के कारण अक्सर प्रभावित होते हैं अनपढ़, दरिद्र और विवाहित महिलाएँ

असम राज्य में ‘नागरिकता’ का मसला बेहद ही गंभीर मुद्दा है, जहां “स्थानीय और बाहरी” होने का विवाद अक्सर हिंसा और मृत्यु का कारण बन जाता है। राज्य के निवासियों को उम्मीद है कि, नागरिकों के राष्ट्रीय रजिस्टर (NRC) को असम समझौते की मूल भावनाओं को ध्यान में रखते हुए अपडेट किया गया है। मगर गंभीर चिंता का विषय…

False NRC Objections in Assam Members of ABSU

EXCLUSIVE! People forced to file False NRC Objections in Assam Members of ABSU coercing people to file up to 10 false applications in Kokrajhar

In several shocking instances of the abuse and subversion of the NRC process in Assam, it has come to light that people have been forced to file Objection applications against others whose names have appeared in the NRC.  We have copies of complaints filed by some such people from Kokrajhar district of Assam, who claim that…

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