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CJP helps Assam man secure bail from Guwahati HC The Bengali Hindu man had been dragged to the FT twice, despite being pronounced Indian the first time

CJP has come to the aid of Uttam Chakraborty, a Bengali Hindu man who was forced to defend his citizenship before a Foreigners’ Tribunal twice! While he was declared Indian the first time, he was shockingly found to be a ‘foreigner’ a second time. But CJP provided him legal aid and helped him secure bail…

CJP helping a daughter secure her mother’s release from Assam detention camp The Dalit woman has been languishing behind bars after being declared foreigner in an ex parte judgment

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), in its continuing efforts to help some of the most vulnerable and marginalized people of Assam, has now taken on a challenging new case. We are helping Champa Basfore secure the release of her mother Shanti from the Kokrajhar detention camp where she has been languishing since May 2019.…

CJP’s Guwahati legal aid petition: State fails to file an affidavit CJP had moved the HC over inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons

The State of Assam has failed to file an affidavit in the matter before the High Court, where CJP had sought directions to the state to formulate effective and robust modalities for legal aid in terms of having trained panels of lawyers and adequate front offices in light of the several pending appeals to be…

Assam DLSAs unprepared for deluge of NRC appeals: CJP survey Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are understaffed, and existing staff are under-trained

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has conducted a survey to gauge the ability of the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) to provide free legal aid to people excluded from the…

Assam DSLAs woefully understaffed, staff under-trained to handle FT cases Findings of CJP’s survey of DSLA in 10 Assam districts

A survey by CJP’s Assam Team of personnel, infrastructure and other facilities at District Legal Services Authority (DSLA) offices in 10 Assam districts has revealed just how ill-equipped they are at present, and they could get completely overwhelmed when lakhs of people who had been excluded by the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was…

NRC appeals will overwhelm Assam DLSAs: CJP to Guwahati HC Survey of 10 Assam DLSAs shows that they are woefully understaffed, under-trained and lack infrastructure to deal with deluge of appeals

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a human rights organisation that has been on the ground in Assam helping our fellow Indian citizens through various processes related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), has now moved Guwahati High Court (previously Gauhati) demanding proper legal aid for those left out of the NRC. The final NRC published…

CJP Impact: 34th person walks out of Assam Detention Camp Banesa Khatun was released on conditional bail due to CJP’s efforts

One more person has walked out of Assam’s infamous detention camps with CJP’s assistance, taking the tally to 34. Banesa Bibi was released on conditional bail from Kokrajhar detention camp after spending 2 years and 18 days behind bars. 58-year-old Banesa Bibi is a resident of Village no. 2 Dhupguri, Lungjhar that falls under the…

CJP Assam empowering people

CJP Assam: Empowering those battling the citizenship crisis Our team is constantly by their side in the courts and beyond

#CJPWednesdays CJP Assam is continuing to help those excluded from the NRC defend their citizenship before Foreigners’ Tribunals and re-doubling its efforts to get innocents released from Detention Camps. We want our team to grow so we can help more people file comprehensive appeals against the NRC exclusions and other denials of citizenship. Help us…

Excluded from NRC, Assam man flees, wife contemplates suicide! CJP steps in to help his impoverished family

When the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on August 31, 2019, Zabbar Ali’s name was missing from it. A resident of Mazabar village in flood-prone the Char area alongside the Brahmaputra in Barpeta, Zabbar Ali was devastated at the exclusion from the coveted list. Ali’s father Jalil Uddin Sheikh’s name not only…

Ailing septuagenarian being forced to appear before Assam FT! Seje Bala Ghosh is the daughter of a freedom fighter

In March this year, we had brought to you the story of Seje Bala Ghosh, the daughter of a freedom fighter, who was served a notice to appear before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) in Assam despite her name appearing in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). CJP had taken up her case, but now…

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