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Sign CJP’s petition to release Nodeep Kaur NOW Raise your voice for Dalit Activist Nodeep Kaur

Dalit trade union activist Nodeep Kaur has been in jail for over a month, denied bail, and has allegedly been assaulted in Karnal jail. CJP through this petition demands her immediate release, and that the trumped up charges against her be dropped. We also urge that each person who signs this petition, also writes to…

Here’s why Indian farmers find the new agri-laws problematic A summary of key points in each law explaining how they can be misused

Even as the nationwide farmers’ agitation is still going strong, here’s a closer look at exactly what the new agricultural laws say and why they adversely impact Indian farmers, especially small and marginal farmers. Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has long supported farmers’ rights and the struggle of India’s agrarian communities. To support CJP’s work in the…

Mumbai With Farmers

Thousands in Mumbai march in solidarity with Indian Famers CJP is proud to stand by the farmers of India

Several organisations and civil society groups came together under the banner of ‘Kisan Alliance Morcha’ in support of the farmers’ agitation against the new farm laws in Mumbai, questioning the need for the new Farm Laws. Related: Hundreds Of Adivasi Activists Gather To Protest Against Farm Laws

When will we give women farmers their due? CJI's recent comments call for a closer look at women’s contribution to Indian agriculture

“Women farmers do most of the work in the fields. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the men everyday and so while protesting against the three farm Acts passed by the central government, we will not back down,” said farmer Nikita Kakra from Shahapur city in Maharashtra on January 13, 2021, when asked about the Chief Justice…

Why is a private member Bill of 2018 relevant to the farmers today? It seeks guaranteed remunerative MSP, regulated costs, grievance mechanism and compensation

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) chief and former Member of Parliament Raju Shetti has said that the farmers and the Union can reach a consensus only if the Prime Minister guarantees a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for farmers to cushion them from unexpected calamities and volatile market changes. SSS is one of the prominent unions under…

Do the three 2020 farm laws meet the constitutionality test? Do these legislations actually limit farmers’ chance to legal recourse?

The aggrieved agricultural sector of India has been agitating, with a spectacular display of unity across India, against the enactment of three legislations that received President Ram Nath Kovind’s assent late September, 2020. The three Acts are: The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on…

Is the Right to Protest in India a protected Fundamental Right? By using prohibitory tools on its people, the Government is limiting democratic practices and irrevocably diluting Article 19

The seeds of protest were sown deep during our independence struggle, making protest an important and indelible chapter in India’s history. Today, our country is witnessing an extraordinary wave of protests- by farmers, minorities, students, activists against the current regime. It must be unequivocally emphasised that the Constitution of India gives its citizens the right…

New MSP for Kharif crops

खाद्य संप्रभुता बचेगी तभी होगा भारत आत्मनिर्भर छोटे किसानों के अधिकारों की सुरक्षा से ही महफूज रहेगा हर किसी के भोजन का अधिकार

(सरकार की ओर से हाल में पारित कराए गए तीन कृषि बिलों से देश की खाद्य संप्रभुता खतरे में पड़ गई है. इनसे खाद्य सुरक्षा के नियमन और इसके लिए जरूरी कानूनी ढांचे के टूटने की आशंका बढ़ गई है. यह ब्रीफिंग पेपर इसी मुद्दे से जुड़ा है) संसद में खेती-किसानी से जुड़े जो तीन…

Why has India ratified but not yet adopted UN Resolution on farmers’ rights? Recently passed three farm bills have provisions that clash with international conventions

Corrigendum: A previous version of this report said that India had not signed up for or voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. The error is deeply regretted. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas was…

Farmers’ call for nationwide shutdown Protesting against the Farm Bills 2020

Farmers’ Unions around the country have announced a nationwide shutdown on September 25 in protest of the contentious Farm Bills passed by both houses of the Parliament. Related: MSP for farmers: Exposing the lies of the Modi government Live Updates on All India Protests against Farm Bills, 2020

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