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SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

Ambiguous guidelines for ‘model’ detention camps raise questions MHA responses in Parliament divulge limited information

The Modi government had released ‘model’ detention centre a manual in January 2019 containing provisions that would govern the functioning of such facilities across India. Though the manual has not been made public, some information has become available via answers to questions raised in the Parliament. With the death toll in Assam’s detention camps touching 28,…

Bengali speaking workers face likely ban in Bengaluru apartments, what’s next? Most of these workers have been living in the city doing menial jobs for decades, after migrating from their home states

Anticipating police action and interrogation, many housing complexes in Bengaluru have decided to not employ Bengali speaking people as labourers or domestic help, especially minorities. In this quest of weeding out illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, many citizens have also been targeted which has led to this prejudicial ban, leading them to lose their livelihoods. The…

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27 deaths later, it’s time to wake up Assam and the detention camps menace claims 27 lives till date

The detention camps in Assam are in 6 locations and are housed in makeshift facilities in District Jails. In the past 9 years, 27 deaths have taken place of detainees in Assam. CJP had first accessed a list of the all those who have died in Assam’s dreaded detention camps. In this list published as…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

In solidarity with Assam Navigating the Citizenship Crisis

The humanitarian crisis brewing in Assam is all set to spill over across India. With a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC), an authoritarian regime threatens to split an already divided country one last time along the lines of citizenship. Recognising the ramifications of this impending catastrophe, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and People’s Union of…

Behind Shadows Tales of Injustice from Assam's Detention camps

Assam’s Detention Camps are the dark, dank and dreary modern day purgatory like limbo lands, where those who are Declared Foreigner (DF) by Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT) are condemned to spend their time till they are able to either secure bail or have the FT judgment overturned by a higher court. However, given how most inmates…

Petition against Assam’s Detention Camps in SC

25 inmates dead in Assam’s Detention Camps! Government claims all deaths "due to illness"

In a shocking revelation before the Assam state assembly, the state government has admitted that 25 people have died while incarcerated in the state’s six detention camps. The state claims they all died “due to illness”. We have accessed the list of people who have died and have discovered that Goalpara detention camp has proved…

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam

Citizenship and NRC related deaths in Assam A compilation by CJP as of July 18, 2019

In Assam, nearly 60 people have lost their lives and their deaths are connected to citizenship related issues. While some have allegedly committed suicide due to frustration, anxiety and helplessness related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), some allegedly took their own lives fearing incarceration in detention camps. There are also some people who…

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