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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…

Year End Video

Here’s what CJP achieved in 2021 CJP's truly unique achievements this year

As we entered 2021 along with challenges posed by a raging pandemic and related hurdles, CJP managed to overcome all of those and achieve some truly unique milestones along the way. Let’s take a look at the year gone by. Related: CJP in 2021: New milestones achieved CJP Impact: WB gov’t confirms Gangadhar Pramanik’s Indian…

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…

CJP comes to the aid of suicide survivor-turned-detention camp inmate Fazar Ali had jumped into the Brahmaputra, and the cops arrested him from the hospital!

The tragic story of Fazar Ali might have a happy ending. The distraught man, unable to cope with the trauma of being declared foreigner, had attempted suicide by jumping into the Brahmaputra. But though he was rescued, police nabbed him from the hospital. Now, CJP is helping him secure conditional bail in line with judgments…

Amala Das

CJP helps release woman from detention camp months after her husband’s death Amala Das was jailed in Assam's Detention Camp since 2017

Watch Amala Das’ journey from the detention camp to her home in Chirang, where she spent forty years with her husband Gopesh Das. Gopesh died in December 2020 after losing all hope of getting his wife out of the detention camp. CJP worked for three months, amid COVID-19 surge, and secured Amala’s release on bail.…

Victory! CJP helps two more Assam detention camp inmates get released on bail One is a riot survivor and the other is the son of a nomad Baul singer

On April 30, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was able to help two men hailing from extremely economically weak backgrounds secure release on bail from the Goalpara detention camp in Assam. While Abdul Sheikh is a riot survivor whose home was burnt down during ethnic clashes in the state, Gopal Mandal never had a…

EXCLUSIVE: Foreigners’ Tribunal notices pasted on electricity poles in Assam! CJP finds several such notices across Bongaigaon; widespread panic among people

Though assembly elections have ended in Assam, with the conclusion of the third phase on April 6, 2021, the politics over citizenship issue continues, with fresh panic being created in the form of Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) notices, that were found pasted on several electricity poles in Bongaigaon by the Assam team of Citizens for Justice…

Assam DLSAs unprepared for deluge of NRC appeals: CJP survey Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are understaffed, and existing staff are under-trained

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has conducted a survey to gauge the ability of the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) to provide free legal aid to people excluded from the…

NRC for Assam: A flawed design A process with an inherent potential to exclude millions of genuine citizens

The exercise for preparation and updating of NRC for the state of Assam was directed and also monitored by Supreme Court Bench consisting of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Fali Nariman (in the ongoing matter, the judgement dated December 17, 2014 in the case of Assam Public Works Vs. Union of India & Ors (Writ…

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…

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