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CJP helps secure release of Bihari man dubbed Bangladeshi in Assam! Lalit Thakur had been languishing in a detention camp since October 2016

Lalit Thakur has had an eventful life. He was a barber from Bihar whose family had moved to Assam. Then he lost his home during ethnic clashes in the state. But never in his life did the 58-year-old expect to be declared a ‘foreigner’ in his own country and sent to a detention camp! After…

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…

Assam detention camps : CJP strives to release and rehabilitate innocent citizens CJP helps release Zubeida Khatoon, a helpless woman who spent five years in detention camp

48-year-old Zubeida Khatoon from Manipurtup village, who was coming to terms with her husband’s death when the police picked her up and produced her before a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT). The FT rejected the documents she submitted and sent her to the Jorhat detention camp, where she spent five years, leaving behind her then seven year…

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…

Breaking: Assam NRC activities halted due to Corona virus Lakhs of people excluded from Assam NRC will remain in the dark until further notice

Assam NRC rejection slip work is being halted due to Corona Virus. March 20th 2020, was the deadline for issuing theses rejection slips. Once rejection slips are issued, people get only 120 days to appeal in Foreigners’ Tribunals. Now Nagarik Seva Kendras and NRC headquarters will remain shut and people excluded from Assam NRC will…

CJP steps in to defend citizenship of freedom fighter’s daughter in Assam Septuagenarian Seje Bala Ghosh's father was close associate of Chandrashekhar Azad

70-year-old Seje Bala Ghosh is in shock. This daughter of a freedom fighter and resident of North Bongaigaon (ward no 10) has been served foreigners’ notice by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Bongaigaon, despite the fact that her name has been included in final National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on August 31, 2019!…

Family migrates from WB, son declared foreigner in Assam! Gauhati HC upholds Tinsukia FT’s order, does not accept land documents as proof

Even as the poor, the unlettered and the dispossessed worry about proving their citizenship in the absence of having proper documents, it turns out even when one has them there is no guarantee that they will be able to prove their case. Munindra Biswas learnt this the hard way. Now that the final NRC has…

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