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Dalit youth assaulted: NHRC transfers CJP complaint to UPHRC The victim was accused of assault instead, and incarcerated on the complaint of his assailants!

CJP moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the issue of caste based violence in a small village of Uttar Pradesh where a young Dalit boy was beaten up by ‘upper caste’ men. This complaint has been redirected and transferred by the NHRC to the Uttar Pradesh Human Rights Commission (UPHRC) for consideration and…

Hathras: SC directs CRPF for witness protection One of the key pleas in CJP's intervention application to the SC

On October 27th, the Supreme Court directed that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel provide witness protection to the family of the victim in the Hathras case. On October 7th, CJP had filed an intervention application in the case seeking witness protection by central paramilitary forces. Using our past experience of supporting victims of targeted…

SC entrusts Witness Protection of Hathras victim’s family to CRPF This was one of the key pleas in CJP's intervention application

On October 27, 2020 a Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian directed that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel provide witness protection to the family of the victim in the Hathras gangrape and murder case. CJP had filed an intervention application in the…

CJP moves MEITY against news channel for promoting caste supremacy in Hathras case ‘Best Hindi News’ channel had shared inflammatory videos on its social media platforms

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) with a complaint against Best Hindi News, a news channel that has used its social media platforms to share highly inflammatory videos that not only spread misinformation and ignite hate against the victim and her family, but also promote caste…

Hathras: Why CJP moved Supreme court? CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad explains

Moving an Intervention Application in the Supreme Court in connection with the Hathras case, CJP has based its plea on several pertinent human rights aspects that appeared to have been ignored in this case so far. Watch CJP secretary and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad speak about why it was important for CJP to intervene…

Hathras: CJP moves Supreme Court to demand for justice CJP has based its plea on several pertinent human rights aspects that have been ignored in this case

Seeking SC monitored CBI investigation, witness protection and judicial inquiry into cremation of victim’s body, CJP has moved an Intervention Application in the Supreme Court in connection with the case involving the recent gang-rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras. Support us in our fight for Justice. Related: Hathras victim knew rape accused:…

CJP Hathras intervention

CJP moves Supreme Court in Hathras case Plea seeks SC monitored investigation, witness protection and judicial inquiry into cremation of victim's body

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has moved an Intervention Application (IA) in the Supreme Court in connection with the case involving the recent gang-rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras. CJP, a human rights organisation with a long history of defending Victims against the mighty State, in the courts and beyond, felt compelled…

UP Police adding to trauma of rape survivors? Report by CHRI and AALI showcases experiences of 14 rape survivors in UP

In wake of the rape, murder and forced cremation of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh, several questions are being raised about the role of the police in delaying even denying justice to rape survivors and victims. Now, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and the Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives (AALI) have come out with a report…

CJP in Action: Forest workers unite with anti-CAA protesters Members of CJP's partner organisation AIUFWP met with Shaheen Bagh protesters to fight oppression together

Recently a contingent of 23 Dalit and Adivasi forest workers from Lakhimpur Khikri, Sonbhadra and Manikpur arrived in New Delhi to express solidarity with people protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The visiting contingent comprised members of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). Just like the protests at Shaheen Bagh are predominantly…

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