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Hate Offender Tejasvi Surya: Minority Commission sends CJP’s complaint to Bengaluru DGP In May 2021, he had made communal remarks about an alleged "bed blocking scam"

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has forwarded the complaint filed by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) against BJP MP Tejasvi Surya to the Bengaluru Director General of Police (DGP). Surya and three others had visited a Covid-19 war room for inspection in Bengaluru and made communal remarks against the Muslim community, accusing them…

Majority must demand justice for minorities: Sign CJP’s petition NOW! A call to the comfortable majority of the country

What should have served as a wake up call to all, just faded into the background like nothing had happened. In the past few weeks, the barrage of hateful attacks on the minority communities in this country is something that we have never seen before. Yet the majority, largely chose to remain silent. When only…

CJP strengthens commitment to our fellow Indians in Assam in 2021 More people released from detention centres, important legal interventions made

In 2021, CJP achieved some important milestones in our programme to defend the rights of our fellow Indians in Assam. Not the least of these was helping as many as 16 more people secure bail and get released from various detention centres across the state. This takes the tally, since we began such crucial interventions…

Defending Forest Rights in 2021 CJP and AIUFWP stand by Adivasis and forest dwellers amidst mounting challenges

As the Covid-19 pandemic continued to pose new threats via more infectious and deadly variants, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) worked hard to ensure it did not allow vested interests and their stooges in the administration an opportunity to snatch away Forest Rights of…

CJP’s Fantastic Four Meet the youth leaders who were awarded the CJP Grassroots Fellowship 2020-2021

It cannot be called a typical scholarship, given how the Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) Grassroots Fellowship completed its first year in 2021, is unique in many ways. The four young people chosen this year have displayed rare talent and helped showcase stories of real people living with limited resources, often crushing poverty, in…

Combatting Covid-19: Lessons learnt in 2021 Still ill-equipped and under-prepared, are we ready for challenges posed by new variants?

2021 was a particularly daunting year for India’s healthcare sector. Barely recovering from the first wave of Covid-19, hospitals, medical colleges and healthcare workers reeled under the onslaught of the second wave. And the battle is far from over. On December 14, 2021, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned all nations…

CJP in 2021: New milestones achieved A look back at some of CJP’s most unique achievements

We entered 2021 knowing fully well that there would be aftershocks from 2020, especially when it came to challenges posed by Covid-19. But despite the second wave and related hurdles, CJP did manage to overcome several hurdles and achieve some truly unique milestones along the way. Here’s a look at the year gone by. Helping…

Help! Our children are forgetting how to read the alphabet Schools shut, no online access, rural children have forgotten what they had once learnt

Many schools have been shut for so long due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most children in rural India, who do not have access to online classes have almost forgotten whatever little they had once learnt. One can see the impact, as these children seem to have no connection with books, they focus that they and…

AIUFWP’s 2nd National Conference begins Land claims and evictions following the second wave of Covid-19 discussed

Adivasi activists, farmer rights proponents and peasant leaders gathered at the Constitution Club in New Delhi on December 1, 2021 to inaugurate the 2nd National Conference of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). The three-day Conference brings together various stakeholders in the Forest Rights movement such as Adivasis and Forest Dwelling Community…

CJP Grassroots Fellow helps Jharkhand migrant worker get pending wages Mohd. Ripon Sheikh helped a young mason by taking his plea to higher authorities

Migrant workers in India face severe exploitation at the hands of contractors, a sad reality that became worse during the Covid-19 pandemic. One such migrant worker, Mirchand Sheikh, a mason, did not receive his meagre wages for as long as three months. To help him assert his right to dues, CJP Fellow Mohd. Ripon Sheikh helped…

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