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SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

Detention Camp survivor’s family pleads that they be spared further misery Sahera Khatun was released from Kokrajhar detention camp as per Supreme Court’s May 2019 order

CJP has been working tirelessly to provide legal aid to those defending their citizenship in Assam. In November we brought to you the story of Sahera Khatun of Satibar Gaon in Chirang District, who spent 3 years and 3 months at the Kokrajhar detention camp after being declared ‘foreigner’ a Foreigners Tribunal in Chirang. Now…

Ambiguous guidelines for ‘model’ detention camps raise questions MHA responses in Parliament divulge limited information

The Modi government had released ‘model’ detention centre a manual in January 2019 containing provisions that would govern the functioning of such facilities across India. Though the manual has not been made public, some information has become available via answers to questions raised in the Parliament. With the death toll in Assam’s detention camps touching 28,…

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27 deaths later, it’s time to wake up Assam and the detention camps menace claims 27 lives till date

The detention camps in Assam are in 6 locations and are housed in makeshift facilities in District Jails. In the past 9 years, 27 deaths have taken place of detainees in Assam. CJP had first accessed a list of the all those who have died in Assam’s dreaded detention camps. In this list published as…

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Assam Detention Camp death: Dulal Paul’s family accepts body Declared 'foreigner' in 2017, he had been incarcerated at the Tezpur Detention Camp

The family of 65 Dulal Chandra Paul have finally accepted his body for performing his last rites, almost 10 days after he breathed his last at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMHC). Paul, who had been declared foreigner and had been incarcerated at the Tezpur Detention Camp reportedly suffered from diabetes and a heart…

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J & K’s PSA Law: How Draconian is Draconian? A law that holds persons in detention for months before trial!

On October 10, 2019, The Indian Express reported that the Jammu and Kashmir government informed the J & K High Court that it has revoked the detention orders in response to habeas corpus petitions filed by 3 persons detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA). What is the PSA, its genesis and intent?…

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विशेष! आवाज़ दबाने का षडयंत्र: भीमा कोरेगांव केस के प्रथम शिकार, दलित प्रवासी कामगार 10 महीने के बाद भी पुरुष जेल में क़ैद हैं और उनकी पत्नियाँ न्याय के लिए दर दर भटक रही हैं.

12 जनवरी, 2018 को, पुणे में भीमा कोरेगांव एल्गार परिषद कार्यक्रम के दो हफ्ते बाद, महाराष्ट्र पुलिस के आतंकवाद विरोधी दल (एटीएस) ने रिलायंस इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर के चार श्रमिकों, एक ठेकेदार और एक अनियत श्रमिक को उठा लिया. गिरफ्तारी से पहले घंटों तक देर रात झोपड़पट्टी में उनके घरों पर छापा मारा गया था. एक दिन…

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Sukalo & Kismatiya: Allahabad HC Sets Release in Motion CJP and AIUFWP’s persistent efforts lead to Adivasi HRDs being produced in court

In a significant breakthrough in CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP)’s campaign to release Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo and Kismatiya Gond, the Allahabad High Court has allowed both women to seek ‘judicial remedy’. AIUFWP Treasurer Sukalo and Forest Rights Committee (FRC) Secretary Kismatiya Gond, were produced before the court on September 7 due to a Habeas Corpus…

Mixture of Innocuous and Publicly Available Facts and Baseless Fabrication: Sudha Bharadwaj Activist-lawyer gives Fitting Reply to Fake Letter circulated by Pune Cops

Decrying the willful campaign of misinformation launched by the State in a bid to justify the nationwide crackdown on human rights activists and dissenting voices, social activist and advocate Sudha Bharadwaj has hit back at the Pune Police for circulating a letter full of falsehoods. The said letter that was released to the press was…

EXCLUSIVE: Did the Pune Police violate Settled Law on Arrests, Seizure and Raid? PART-1: Analysis of procedural lapses during nationwide raids on activists on August 28, 2018

It is one of those judgements that hold well in statute books, the Basu case that we use, activists, lawyers and all to point out procedures that need to be followed when the state executive (police) wishes to infringe the rights of a citizen: arrest, seize, raid. It is the conclusions in this judgement that…

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