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EXCLUSIVE! Assam FT declares 282 people foreigner: Signed orders MISSING or full of errors Gauhati HC directs 57 cases be heard afresh

In a shocking instance of negligence and possible abuse of power, 282 people were declared foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) in Assam without any record of due process, reasoning or even a signed order! When the Gauhati High Court took suo motu cognizance of the matter, and ordered an inquiry, it was revealed that…

Dissent Note: Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 How and why opposition MPs denounced the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016

Former Member of Parliament from the Raiganj parliamentary constituency, CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim and CPI(M) polit bureau member lost the elections this time. But in January this year, he submitted a crucial dissenting note to the now lapsed Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 to the Joint Parliamentary Committee appointed. Given the key issues raised, and…

CJP’s Team is Going Beyond the Call of Duty A showcase of how our on ground activity has intensified after August 31

After the final NRC was published leaving out over 19 lakh people, CJP volunteers have fanned out across Assam to reassure those who are left out that there is still hope and we are here to help.  Our teams are holding meetings and conducting sessions to educate people about the post NRC process, how to…

Citizenship Dilemma in Assam

The Notorious Foreigners’ Tribunals of Assam What are FTs and what do they do?

Assam’s dreaded Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) are back in focus after the Ministry of Home Affairs told the Parliament that over 1 million people have been declared foreigners in Assam by FTs so far! But what exactly are FTs and what do these tribunals do? Watch this video to find out.     Related: CJP in…

A Brief History of the Insider vs Outsider debate in Assam In conversation with Prof. Abdul Mannan

Prof. Abdul Mannan takes us through the genesis and evolution of the insider vs outsider divide in Assam. He also explains how the animosity that for born out of a fear of change in the ethnic demography of the region gradually also ended up taking a communal hue.     Also Read: Plight of Women…

3 ways in which the Assam NRC Process is being Undermined CJP in Assam

There have been several hurdles caused by external and internal factors that are disrupting Assam’s NRC, which is already a complicated and sensitive process. Senior Journalist and activist Zamser Ali explains the most important 3 factors that are causing trouble in the smooth running of the NRC procedures.       Related: NRC Corrections Process:…

असम में NRC की वजह से एक और आत्महत्या निरोद बरन दास २९वे शिकार हुए है

खारुपेटिआ गांव के जानेमाने बुद्धिजीवी, अध्यापक और वकील निरोद बरन दास ने आत्महत्या कर ली है. ऐसा माना जा रहा है की NRC के कारण नागरिकता छिन जाने के डर ने अब तक 28 लोगों की जान ली है. निरोद बरन दास २९वे शिकार हुए है. NRC प्रकरण में हो रही कुछ गलतिओं की वजह…

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