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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…

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…

Maharashtra: Name in doubtful list, Assam woman says ‘painful to not be able to vote’ The Indian Express

In Mumbai for a public hearing organised by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) on Monday, Rashminara told The Indian Express that she has never cast a vote. Assam is set to vote in three phases starting April 11, but Rashminara Begum’s right to vote continues to be a subject of a legal battle in…

Handcuffed in hospital, Assam man fights for his life Ratan Chandra Biswas spent 2.5 years in a detention camp

Illegally framed as a “foreigner”, Ratan Chandra Biswas, is handcuffed in the Goalpara hospital Civil Hospital, battling for his life. Emaciated and shivering, his condition is bitter testimony to the ghastly conditions in Assam’s six detention camps, where over 2,000 persons are estimated to be incarcerated. Guwahati, November 4: Ratan Chandra Biswas, framed as a…

असम के डिटेंशन कैम्प में बंद महिला के लिए सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने दिया रिहाई का आदेश सोफ़िया ख़ातून के मामले ने कई व्यवस्थागत कमियों को किया है उजागर

असम में कोकराझार डिटेन्शन कैम्प में बंद सोफ़िया ख़ातून के लिए एक बड़ी राहत की ख़बर है. सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने अब उन्हें व्यक्तिगत रिलीज बॉन्ड (PR बॉन्ड) पर रिहा करने का आदेश दिया है. सन 2016 में बारपेटा फ़ॉरेनार्स ट्रिब्यूनल द्वारा विदेशी घोषित कर दिए जाने के बाद से ही इन्हें डिटेन्शन कैम्प में डाल दिया गया…

Yet another Mysterious Death in Assam Detention Camp Declared Foreigner Jobbar Ali found dead in Tezpur Detention Camp

Jobbar Ali, a 61 year old man who had been languishing behind bars at the Detention Camp in Tezpur, was found dead on October 5. Now, his family, many of whom are themselves fighting allegations of being doubtful or D-Voters, suspect foul play in his death.   Ali lived with his wife Simon Nessa, two…

चाय वाले की माँ असम में 'विदेशी' घोषित एक बंगाली हिन्दू अचानक डिटेनशन कैंप में मृत पाया गया

आज देश भर के अखबार अक्सर एक चाय वाले के बारे में खबरें छापते हैं. कभी कभी उसी चाय वाले की वृद्ध माँ की भी तसवीरें छपतीं हैं. असम प्रदेश अपने चाय के बागानों के लिए विश्वप्रसिद्ध है. आज चलिए आपका परिचय करवाते हैं असम के एक चाय वाले की माँ से… एक ऐसी माँ…

The Curious Case of Syamlal Ali The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

In yet another example of the heartlessness with which the system operates in Assam, the father of a new born baby has been unable to even hold his son, because he is locked up in a detention camp. This man Abul Hayet was declared a ‘foreigner’ because Election Commission officials recorded his grandfather Saman Malik’s…

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