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Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners

असम में FT ने 63959 लोगों की गैरमौजूदगी में उन्हें विदेशी घोषित किया गृह मंत्रालय द्वारा FT और डिटेंशन कैंप से जुड़ा चौका देने वाला खुलासा

लोकसभा के समक्ष एक चौंका देने वाला खुलासे में गृह मंत्रालय ने यह स्वीकार किया है कि FT की सुनवाई में शामिल हुए बिना ही लगभग साठ हजार से अधिक लोगों को विदेशी घोषित किया गया है। गृह मंत्रालय ने काँग्रेस नेता शशि थरूर के छह सवालों का जवाब देते हुए यह बात कही। गृह मंत्रालय में राज्य…

Petition against Assam’s Detention Camps in SC

What RTI inquiries reveal about Assam’s Detention Camps CHRI files multiple applications to understand complexities, challenges and access information

The Supreme Court-monitored updation of the the National Register of Citizens (NRC)[1] exercise, aimed at identifying illegal immigrants is being carried out in Assam. When the draft NRC was published on July 30, 2018, there was a huge controversy over the exclusion of 40.7 lakh people from it. The draft NRC which was prepared last…

Assam Detention Camps: 70 year old woman might not live long enough to be released CJP delegation meets son who makes passionate plea to set ailing mother free

In June 2019, CJP led a delegation of eminent lawyers and journalists to Assam to take stock of ground realities. During our visit to Bijni in Chirang district we met Biswanath Das whose 70 year old mother Parbati has been languishing in the Kokrajhar Detention Camp for over 2 years and 8 months. We informed…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

63959 people declared foreigners ex parte in Assam! MHA reveals shocking figures related to Foreigners' Tribunals and Detention Camps

In a shocking revelation before the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has admitted that over sixty thousand people have been declared foreigners ex parte i.e without them ever appearing before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT). The MHA was responding to six questions raised by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. The responses were made by…

Bengali Hindu dies

Another Bengali Hindu dies in an Assam Detention Camp 70 year old used to sell snacks by the street side before being declared foreigner

70 year old Amrit Das became the latest example of what some people in Assam are beginning to call a 3D death. He was first pronounced a D-Voter. Then a Foreigners’ Tribunal ruled that he was a Declared Foreigner and finally he died in a Detention Camp. This is the 43rd such death in the state.   A resident…

Humanitarian Crisis in Assam

CJP in Action: Our Attempt to avert a Humanitarian Crisis in Assam How CJP is driving the efforts on the ground to help people in Assam

Assam is at the precipice of a large scale humanitarian crisis with the citizenship of over four million people under the scanner. CJP, that has been monitoring the situation since 2017, has been working actively to alleviate the fear and anxiety among people of Assam who have been left out of the final draft of the National…

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners

NRC Coordinator’s stand in SC based on hypotheses, will dilute NRC Process (Part Two) CJP continues its analysis of NRC Coordinator, Prateek Hajela's Affidavit

The affidavit submitted by NRC state Co-ordinator, Prateek Hajela in the Supreme Court of India, strongly opposing five crucial documents to be allowed in the ‘Claims’ process, apart from going back on NRC’s own established procedures, also contains hypothetical and unsubstantiated theories. In Part One of our analyses we have laid down how this sudden about…

Children of Deceased DF couple struggle to prove Citizenship in Assam Gauhati HC grants temporary relief

In a shocking case in Assam, nine children of a deceased couple were forced to run from pillar to post to prove that their dead parents were indeed Indian! However, the Gauhati High Court has now granted them temporary relief. Sunahar Ali and Mojida Khatun, the deceased couple, were posthumously declared ‘foreigner’ by a Foreigners’…

Gauhati HC Upholds NRC Coordinator's order

SHOCKING! Confidential NRC data leaked! District wise exclusion data that was to be submitted to SC in sealed envelop now public

In a damning indictment of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) authority’s data privacy maintenance methods, a document containing district wise percentage of people excluded from the NRC, information that was to be submitted by the NRC State Coordinator to the Supreme Court in a sealed envelop on or before August 25, has now been leaked to…

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