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Khoj Celebrates International Human Rights Day CJP's Secular Educational Program keeps the spirit of Constitutional Values alive among students

CJP’s Khoj recently celebrated International Human Rights Day with a bunch of young students from a school in Mumbai. Students came together, enacted plays, sang and danced in harmony reiterating the basic rights of an Indian Citizen. Khoj continues to promote constitutional values among young minds. Support CJP’s Secular Educational Program Khoj.  Know more about…

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Manipur ‘fake encounters’ on UN radar Call for completion of probe into extra-judicial killings in the North Eastern state

Two United Nations human rights experts have called on Indian authorities to complete thorough investigations into alleged killings by security forces in Manipur. The experts in question are Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.  “We are extremely concerned that the delay appears…

UN raises concerns over exclusion of people from NRC in Assam and subsequent ‘statelessness’ Special Rapporteurs demand clarification about procedure, policy and safeguards

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated in Assam and there is a potential humanitarian crisis brewing with fears that thousands of people could be excluded from the list and be rendered stateless. The matter has now caught the attention of the United Nations prompting four Special Rapporteurs to write to Sushma Swaraj,…

Teesta Setalvad Uncensored Teesta Setalvad answers questions from the public that the media refuses to ask

On a rainy Saturday in June, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) Secretary Teesta Setalvad sat down with stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for conversation about her work, the allegations against her, and the situation of human rights in India (the complete video may be viewed here). This was our first Ask Me Anything, in which…

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