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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…

Help CJP protect the citizenship of Indians in Assam Assam NRC

Over 500 of CJP’s volunteers have been working tirelessly across 18 of the worst affected districts of Assam, helping people navigate the difficult and often incomprehensible NRC process. We are also helping those whose citizenship is being questioned before Foreigners’ Tribunals. This is significant in light of the recent submission of the Ministry of Home…

CJP in Assam: Our appeals ensured due process in Assam 'Excluded' names from the hearing dates now scheduled

CJP’s team of volunteers working tirelessly on the ground in Assam have achieved a huge success. They circulated notices in Assamese and Bengali to ensure those being excluded from due process and hearings at the NRC centres, actually got justice. As a result the NRC authority was then compelled to schedule hearing dates of those…

Assam: CJP is Gearing up for Battles that Lie Ahead Help us help Assam

CJP in Assam: we have been working relentlessly, from sending a fact finding team to putting together a team of Volunteer Motivators who have traveled the length and breath of Assam helping lakhs of people fill out claims forms and help them understand the NRC process. CJP is now prepared to step in and provide…

Being a Sycophant and Saffron is a Potent Mix When the Indian Judiciary has, faced with Authoritarian Leaders, Turned Unconstitutional

There have been moments in the past seventy years or so, when the most authoritarian governments have drawn out the most supine responses from India’s higher judiciary. Remember Justice Bhagwati’s actions during ADM Jabalpur when he not just ratified the suspension of fundamental rights by then prime minister, Indira Gandhi (Justice HR Khanna was the…

Bengali Hindu labeled Bangladeshi

Assam remains tense a day before NRC draft comes out Heavy deployment of security forces across the state

The day before the updated draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) is expected to come out, Assam remains tense. Fearing a possible breakout of violence, security forces have been deployed across the state. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people are uncertain about what the future holds for them as they fear that their names may not…

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,…

NRC’s New Directive Stirs Controversy Ahead of the Final List Sign Our Petition NOW!

The National Register for Citizens (NRC), a record of ‘legitimate’ Indian citizens living in Assam, is being updated for the first time since 1951. Just one month away from publishing the final list of ‘legitimate’ citizens in Assam, the NRC director’s new directive brings in further confusions. As per the new directive the relatives of…

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