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A 2020 Report on how Indians took to the streets in protest In defence of Article 19, CJP brings you the panorama of protests that shaped this year

Article 19 (1) (a) and (b) give all Indians the right of free expression and peaceful protest. Clearly, however, these fundamental freedoms are irksome to governments increasingly impatient with the people’s sovereign voice. This has however not stopped Indians, even in the midst of a crippling lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year we saw…

The best of Indian courts in 2020 CJP takes a look at various court orders that positively shaped human rights’ jurisprudence

As the year 2020 draws to a close, here is an annual round up of orders and judgements of India’s constitutional courts — High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. In a month by month look, CJP brings you a calendar of the year gone by: through judgements and orders that paved new paths…

Hathras Horror: Tracking the trauma A timeline of shocking events surrounding the case

The Hathras gangrape and murder case is one of the most shocking examples of crimes against Dalit women, not only because the alleged perpetrators were “upper caste” men, but also given how police first ignored and then allegedly tried to cover-up the matter. Here’s a look at the events as they transpired in the case.…

Hathras: SC directs CRPF for witness protection One of the key pleas in CJP's intervention application to the SC

On October 27th, the Supreme Court directed that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel provide witness protection to the family of the victim in the Hathras case. On October 7th, CJP had filed an intervention application in the case seeking witness protection by central paramilitary forces. Using our past experience of supporting victims of targeted…

SC entrusts Witness Protection of Hathras victim’s family to CRPF This was one of the key pleas in CJP's intervention application

On October 27, 2020 a Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian directed that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel provide witness protection to the family of the victim in the Hathras gangrape and murder case. CJP had filed an intervention application in the…

CJP moves MEITY against news channel for promoting caste supremacy in Hathras case ‘Best Hindi News’ channel had shared inflammatory videos on its social media platforms

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) with a complaint against Best Hindi News, a news channel that has used its social media platforms to share highly inflammatory videos that not only spread misinformation and ignite hate against the victim and her family, but also promote caste…

Hathras: Why CJP moved Supreme court? CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad explains

Moving an Intervention Application in the Supreme Court in connection with the Hathras case, CJP has based its plea on several pertinent human rights aspects that appeared to have been ignored in this case so far. Watch CJP secretary and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad speak about why it was important for CJP to intervene…

Hathras: CJP moves Supreme Court to demand for justice CJP has based its plea on several pertinent human rights aspects that have been ignored in this case

Seeking SC monitored CBI investigation, witness protection and judicial inquiry into cremation of victim’s body, CJP has moved an Intervention Application in the Supreme Court in connection with the case involving the recent gang-rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras. Support us in our fight for Justice. Related: Hathras victim knew rape accused:…

CJP Hathras intervention

CJP moves Supreme Court in Hathras case Plea seeks SC monitored investigation, witness protection and judicial inquiry into cremation of victim's body

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has moved an Intervention Application (IA) in the Supreme Court in connection with the case involving the recent gang-rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras. CJP, a human rights organisation with a long history of defending Victims against the mighty State, in the courts and beyond, felt compelled…

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