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CJP answers a widow’s wail in Assam Working to release mistakenly jailed woman and her son from Detention Camp

In a shocking case of mistaken identity, Khatimun Nessa, an elderly widow, was declared foreigner and sent to the Tezpur detention camp. In a double blow to the family, her son Idris Ali was also declared foreigner and incarcerated because of this mistake. So far, both mother and son, have spent three years two months…

Assam NRC Final list publication day in pictures Photo feature showcasing how CJP volunteers helped Indians in Assam

As the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in Assam, CJP volunteer motivators and community volunteers spread out across the state to help people determine if they had made it to the coveted list. We not only guided people to Nagrik Seva Kendras (NSK), but also set up makeshift facilities to check the…

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…

Final NRC published in Assam Over 19 lakh excluded

The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in Assam at about 10 AM on Saturday August 31, 2019. This time there was a significant drop in the number of people excluded. Whereas the final draft published last year in July left out over 40 lakh people, the list published this year has brought…

Petition against Assam’s Detention Camps in SC

Assam Detention Camps: At least 10 people released in compliance with SC order People released from Goalpara, Kokrajhar and possibly even Tezpur

Amidst the gloom and uncertainty in the run up to the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, there is a ray of hope for some. At least 10, possibly 13 people including one woman, have been released from detention camps as per the provisions of a Supreme Court order passed earlier this year. Earlier this year,…

No detention for those left out of NRC till declared foreigner by FT Assam Gov't issues public notice

Determined to stem the panic being generated at the grassroots with the possibility of the exclusions of hundreds of thousands of persons from the NRC final list, post August 31, the state government has issued notice on August 27 through the additional chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna (IAS) categorically stating that “Persons left out of…

Gov’t bats for Legal Aid for those excluded from NRC MHA extends deadline to file appeals, AASU objects

On August 20, 2019, Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Home Minister Amit Shah held discussions on the impending situation arising out the final publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list on August 31,2019. Following these meetings, local media reported that a policy decision has been taken to give legal aid to all those…

The Notorious Foreigners’ Tribunals of Assam What are FTs and what do they do?

Assam’s dreaded Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) are back in focus after the Ministry of Home Affairs told the Parliament that over 1 million people have been declared foreigners in Assam by FTs so far! But what exactly are FTs and what do these tribunals do? Watch this video to find out.     Related: CJP in…

Citizenship Dilemma in Assam

SC rejects government’s appeal for re-verification, extends NRC deadline One month extension granted

The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to August 31, 2019. It has however turned down the appeals for re-verification of names in border areas. Previously, the court had directed the NRC authorities to publish the list by July 31, 2019, but NRC state coordinator…

असम के डिटेंशन कैंप में क़ैद 70 वर्ष की महिला शायद रिहाई तक जीवित न रह सके CJP के प्रतिनिधिमंडल ने महिला के पुत्र से मुलाकात की, जो अपनी बीमार माँ की रिहाई के लिए जद्दोजहद कर रहा है

जून 2019, CJP वरिष्ठ वकीलों और पत्रकारों के एक प्रतिनिधिमंडल के साथ असम में ज़मीनी हालात का जायज़ा लेने पहुंची। चिरांग जिले के बिजनी गाँव में, हमारी मुलाकात बिस्वनाथ दास से हुई, जिसकी 70 वर्षीय माँ, पारबती, कोकराझार के डिटेंशन कैंप में 2 साल 8 महीने से क़ैद हैं। हमने बिस्वनाथ को बताया कि सुप्रीम कोर्ट…

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