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CJP helping a daughter secure her mother’s release from Assam detention camp The Dalit woman has been languishing behind bars after being declared foreigner in an ex parte judgment

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), in its continuing efforts to help some of the most vulnerable and marginalized people of Assam, has now taken on a challenging new case. We are helping Champa Basfore secure the release of her mother Shanti from the Kokrajhar detention camp where she has been languishing since May 2019.…

CJP Wednesdays Assam Update

Assam: CJP’s fight against citizenship crisis stronger than ever Our team in Assam is reaching remote areas and marginalized regions

CJP Assam continues its fight against the citizenship crisis, stronger and braver than ever. We are going door to door in remote areas of Assam, collecting documents of citizenship and being there beside those who need our assistance. We have been fighting relentlessly for every Indian battling the citizenship crisis in Assam, in courts and…

CJP Assam empowering people

CJP Assam: Empowering those battling the citizenship crisis Our team is constantly by their side in the courts and beyond

#CJPWednesdays CJP Assam is continuing to help those excluded from the NRC defend their citizenship before Foreigners’ Tribunals and re-doubling its efforts to get innocents released from Detention Camps. We want our team to grow so we can help more people file comprehensive appeals against the NRC exclusions and other denials of citizenship. Help us…

Empowering Assam in 2020 An honour and a privilege for CJP

The year 2020 has been challenging for people across the world due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But for those in Assam, it was particularly excruciating in light of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, the Covid-19 related lockdown, the floods and the ongoing crisis related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Amidst all this…

CJP in 2020

#CJPWednesdays We achieved so much together because of YOU CJP 's work in 2020

Since 2002 when we began this work, our expertise have grown even as our conviction to stay the course has deepened. As this year comes to an end, here’s a round up of our extremely challenging work through the difficult year that 2020 was. From our inspiring team in Assam to our women leaders and…

The institutional murder of Gopesh Das 109th person to die in connection with the citizenship crisis in Assam

On December 15, Gopesh Das spoke to his wife Amala over the phone one last time. Amala was declared a ‘foreigner’ and is lodged at the Kokrajhar detention camp. For close to two years, her release was the only thing on Gopesh’s mind. But when nothing worked in his wife’s favour and she continued to…

104-year-old ‘declared foreigner’ dies in Assam Arrested at 101, he spent 3 months in an Assam detention camp!

Chandrahar Das, a registered refugee from Bangladesh, was declared ‘foreigner’ as the Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease afflicted man, arrested at the age of 101, could not recall when he crossed into the country! Over half a century ago, when Chandrahar Das was a young man, he fled Bangladesh and made his way to Assam via…

Watch: Citizenship crisis claims 107th life in Assam CJP visited the victim's house to reach out to his family

Barpeta’s Musa Mondal became the 107th casualty of the citizenship crisis in Assam when he hanged himself on October 12, 2020, upon being declared foreigner by the Foreigners’ Tribunals. CJP Visited his house in Kayastha Para and learned that 42 more people have been marked D-Voter in his village. As the Citizenship Crisis in Assam…

Citizenship crisis death toll touches 107 in Assam! Barpeta's Musa Mondal allegedly died by suicide after being declared foreigner

Musa Mondal became the 107th casualty of the citizenship crisis in Assam when he allegedly hanged himself on October 12, 2020, upon being declared foreigner. Modal hailed from Kayastha Para village that falls under the jurisdiction of the Sorbhog police station in Barpeta district.  In 2018, Musa, son of Voyage Mondal received a foreigner’s notice…

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