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Poverty haunts family of Subrata Dey Detention Camp victim's son forced to give up education, mother and widow make cloth bags to survive!

On May 26, 2018, Subrata Dey, a Bengali Hindu, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Goalpara detention camp. Dey was the only earning member, and his family at the time depended on his income from his modest tea shop. Now, a year later, his son has been forced to drop out of school,…

EXCLUSIVE! Assam FT declares 282 people foreigner: Signed orders MISSING or full of errors Gauhati HC directs 57 cases be heard afresh

In a shocking instance of negligence and possible abuse of power, 282 people were declared foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) in Assam without any record of due process, reasoning or even a signed order! When the Gauhati High Court took suo motu cognizance of the matter, and ordered an inquiry, it was revealed that…

असम में मानवीय त्रासदी के खिलाफ CJP का अभियान भारतीय नागरिकों की मदद के लिए उतरी CJP टीम

असम में NRC की ड्राफ्ट लिस्ट प्रकाशित होने से पहले से ही सिटिजन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस, यानी CJP को समझ आ गया था कि राज्य में किस पैमाने की मुसीबत आएगी. तब से लेकर अब तक असम में CJP ने कई पहलकदमियां कीं. आइए उन पर एक नजर डालते हैं. दिसंबर 2017 में असम…

What next for those left out of the NRC? From the Secretary's Desk

The NRC, is a process that is complex and not so easy to understand. So far, it has been unique to Assam. It was a consensual process arrived at after the tumultuous years that preceded the Assam Accord, when aggression, strife and violence marred a politics that was driven by real or imagined fears of…

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…

Citizenship Dilemma in Assam

CJP moves SC to defend genuine Citizenship of people in Assam Petition raises key questions about definition of citizen, immigrant and impact on descedants

Even as the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is all set to be published by August 31, 2019, there are several concerns about people who have been left out of the coveted list. Now, CJP, determined to make sure that no genuine Indian citizen suffers, has moved Supreme Court asking for it to take a…

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…

CJP’s response to NRC concerns about story on Muslim family attacked in Morigaon NRC authorities tweeted: No link between hearing and "tiff/quarrel" outside hearing center

On May 31, 2019, we had reported on how an indigenous Assamese Muslim family was attacked on May 29 when they went to attend a National Register of Citizens (NRC) process related claims and objections hearing in Morigaon district. CJP community volunteers had intervened and taken the injured to hospital. But on June 12, 2019,…

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CJP saves indigenous Assamese Muslim family attacked in Assam Men attacked with hammers, women assaulted outside NRC hearing center

In a shocking incident, an indigenous Muslim man was brutally attacked by a group of people just outside a center where hearings are held as a part of the Claims and Objections process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The women in his family were also harassed. CJP quickly stepped in to protect the…

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