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Parboti mourns after being released from detention camp Samayik Prasanga

I have heard the name of Bangladesh, I have never been there, but my identity in this country is Bangladeshi “They identified me as a Bangladeshi and sent me to jail. But I was born in India. My father had a small plot of land in Bijni. That’s where I was born. I have heard…

CJP helps reunite detention camp inmate with his daughters in Assam Rahman Ali was released from a detention camp after CJP’s intervention

On Tuesday June 2, Rahman Ali, a Goria Muslim man belonging to an indigenous group in Assam, was released on conditional bail from the Goalpara Detention Camp after CJP stepped in to organise sureties and complete his bail formalities. But the true reward lay in reuniting Rahman with his three daughters. 39-year-old Rahman Ali hails…

CJP helps two more people walk out of Assam’s detention camps Total 25 people have been released with exclusive efforts of CJP so far

On Wednesday, May 13, CJP helped Purnima Biswas and Harimohan Barman, step out of Assam’s infamous detention camps and reunite with their families. So far, we have helped 25 such people across the state secure release from detention camps in Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Jorhat and Tezpur. Here’s a closer look at their cases. Now that the…

सीजेपी की बड़ी जीत, डिटेंशन कैंप के तीन और कैदियों को रिहा कराया तीनों हिंदू कैदी बेहद गरीब परिवार के हैं. इनमें से एक के पास कोई घर भी नहीं है.

पिछले साल (2019) मई और इस साल (2020) अप्रैल में सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने दो फैसले सुनाए थे. शीर्ष अदालत के इन फैसलों से असम के डिटेंशन कैंपों में डाले  गए लोगों की सशर्त रिहाई का रास्ता साफ हुआ है. CJP इन लोगों की रिहाई की लगातार कोशिश में लगा है. CJP की कोशिश की बदौलत…

CJP locates ‘untraceable’ Assam detention camp inmate, helps her get bail Zubeida Khatoon had lost all hope after being forced to spend more than five years in captivity

48-year-old Zubeida Khatoon was just about coming to terms with her husband’s death when the police picked her up and produced her before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT). When the FT rejected the documents she submitted and sent her to a detention camp, Zubeida didn’t expect anyone to help her out of her misery. She only…

The night Parbati came home A look at how an old woman was dubbed a ‘foreigner’ and forced to spend over three years in a detention camp!

Across India, especially in its Eastern parts, the homecoming of goddess Durga is celebrated with much enthusiasm by Bengali Hindus as the annual Durga Puja festival. One of the 108 avatars of the goddess is named Parvati often pronounced Parbati in these parts. So, when 73-year-old Parbati Das came back home from a detention camp…

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