Citizens for Justice and Peace


In Pictures: A Walk Through Aarey A glimpse into the life of Warli Adivasis in the Aarey forest

A lot has been said about the need to save trees in the Aarey forest and protect the green cover of the concrete jungle that Mumbai has become. However, very few people are familiar with the fact that the Aarey forest is also home to Warli Adivasis, who have inhabited the area for decades. Multiple…

CJP’s Volunteer Motivators Reach Out in Assam Dial 1800 1020 138 for help

CJP reaches out to the people of Assam who are negotiating a labyrinth of citizenship related problems. Many of our special Volunteer Motivators (VMs) have spread out across many of Assam’s districts and are helping people on the ground with their claims and objections process. They are being backed by our toll free Assam State…

The term Urban Naxal has been coined by a failed filmmaker: Adv. Prashant Bhushan Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Adv, Prashant Bhushan

Talking to CJP on the recent arrests of activists and lawyers, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan said that there is no such thing as an Urban Naxal. He also added that, the case under which activists are arrested itself is malicious and a separate team needs to investigate the issue.   Related: Sudha Bharadwaj’s Remarkable Journey:…

Dissent is Democracy’s Safety Valve Is the rule of law and democracy under threat in India?

Why are the 5 activists being hounded? Why is such a concerted campaign being run all around against them? What are the real issues that lie behind these chilling developments? Isn’t India’s democracy under threat? Watch this video to find out.

Fringe groups booked for burning the Indian Constitution FIR has been lodged by Akhil Bhartiya Bheem Sena in Delhi against the hooligans

Burning the Indian Constitution is rejecting democracy and secularism which is what India stands for. An FIR has been lodged by Akhil Bhartiya Bheem Sena against the fringe groups who burned the Constitution in New Delhi on August 10th 2018. These hooligans also shouted anti-constitution, anti-Ambedkar and anti-SC/ST slogans while burning the Constitution.

A Crisis in Assam: Citizen Interrupted The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

CJP’s fact finding team in Assam has found chilling stories from Assam that point to a looming humanitarian crisis. For five long years Saken Ali found himself incarcerated in a detention camp due to a minor variation in his name in official records. In a truly Kafkaesque twist to the tale, now his family members…

Amir Rizvi

Failings of Indian Legal Education System

The first thing you lose in law school is the reason that you came in the first place. The technicalities of substantive law intertwined with procedure in Indian legal education shifts focus to myopic concerns divorced from social realities and lived experiences of the people of India. Legal education in a capitalist set-up churns students…

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