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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…

Humanitarian Crisis in Assam

CJP in Action: Our Attempt to avert a Humanitarian Crisis in Assam How CJP is driving the efforts on the ground to help people in Assam

Assam is at the precipice of a large scale humanitarian crisis with the citizenship of over four million people under the scanner. CJP, that has been monitoring the situation since 2017, has been working actively to alleviate the fear and anxiety among people of Assam who have been left out of the final draft of the National…

CJP in Assam: Volunteers involved in NRC Correction Process CJP volunteers highlight people’s struggles

The process for correcting names and other particulars for Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) is under way, having begun on January 2, 2019. CJP’s Volunteer Motivators and Community Volunteers are hard at work on the ground across various districts in Assam, helping people whose names appeared in the July 2018 draft list of the…

SC grants more time to file NRC Claims in Assam More than 2.5 million people yet to file claims!

In a welcome breather for Indian citizens in Assam, the Supreme Court has granted a deadline extension for filing applications under the Claims and Objections process. The Supreme Court had previously set December 15 as the deadline, but now it has extended it to December 31, 2018. The SC bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi…

10,000 applications of NRC claims in just 40 hours in Assam

CJP Impact: 10,000 Claim forms filled in just 40 hours in Assam! Ordinary citizens respond to CJP's call for help and chip in over a 3 day holiday

After CJP called for assistance in helping people file NRC Claim forms in small and remote villages, over 200 government employees, teachers, educated youth and members of a few social organisations came forward. They took advantage of a three day holiday and joined hands with CJP to help fill out as many as 10,000 NRC…

CJP in Action: Our Volunteer Motivators Go Above and Beyond Our toll-free helpline widens our reach

CJP’s Volunteer Motivators (VMs) are committed to helping people all over Assam with filing claims and objections for the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Our toll-free helpline allows our volunteers to not only immediately help callers, but also expand our reach to areas that have thus far not received much assistance. Recently, a college student…

Nagrik Seva Kendras

CJP in Action: No hurdle too big for our Volunteer Motivators Our work with those excluded from Assam's NRC persists

CJP’s efforts in Assam are ongoing, with our committed volunteers helping people across the state with the process for filing claims and objections for the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which has disrupted the lives of millions, leaving their fate as Indian citizens in limbo. Within a month of our toll-free helpline being launched, we…

The One Stop Guide to Assam’s NRC Issue The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam

NRC, D-Voters, Foreigners’ Tribunals, Detention Camps, Border Police… Have you been hearing these terms vis-a-vis Assam lately? If not, then welcome back to civilization. If yes, then this is your one-stop guide to everything that is happening is Assam, that has happened in Assam and that has led to the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The…

Communal forces are trying to derail the NRC: Dr. Hiren Gohain The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Eminent literary critic Hiren Gohain talks to CJP about the history of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and how communal forces are trying to derail the NRC process.   Related: NRC is the way to solve the migration issue democratically: Akhil Gogoi NRC से गायब हुआ पूर्व राष्ट्रपति के परिजनों का नाम! Assamese groups…

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