Citizens for Justice and Peace

Legal Intervention

SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

The CJP effect: SC orders no children be sent to detention camps in Assam The apex court passed an interim order protecting children’s rights affected by the Assam’s NRC process. Attorney General K Venugopal was required to record an undertaking in this regard

CJP’s application sought directions from the apex court that drew attention to the Constitutional, legal obligations and prayed, specifically that no child excluded from the NRC is either sent to detention camps nor separated from their parents in Assam. In November 2019, CJP (Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai) had filed an Intervention Application for Directions…

Gauhati High Court Has Given A New Lease Of Life To Tribunals in Assam

Mere absence after filing documents not justification for FT order against proceedee: Gauhati HC Landmark order is a lifeline for people declared foreigner in ex parte judgments by FTs

In a significant order delivered on December 20, the Gauhati High Court has given a new lease of life to those defending their citizenship before Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam. The court has ruled that if the proceedee is unable to appear for hearings but has filed relevant documents, they must be taken into consideration and…

Following CJP’s complaint NHRC initiates inquiry in Sultanpur rape case The Commission has asked for a report from the U.P. police

NHRC has taken up the cudgels to ensure women’s safety in the country, as it recently asked state governments as well as the Centre to submit SOP on women’s safety measures. It is proving to be a strong entity and nodal agency for human rights and is actively taking cognizance of issues, something that is…

Mass protests & Sansad Gherao against continued Adivasi evictions Forest Rights Groups prepare to protest the dilution of FRA 2006

Forest Rights Groups are preparing for a ‘Sansad Gherao’ on November 21st at Sansad Marg, Delhi. The Gherao, along with state, district and village level actions, have been planned to protest violations of people’s rights and dilution of Forest Rights Act of 2006 despite a Supreme Court stay on evictions. Come join us in this…

A look at how Foreigners’ Tribunals have fared since 2015 Observations made by the bench of the Guwahati HC monitoring Foreigners Tribunals in Assam, 2015-2019

A Guwahati High Court bench, which has been holding hearings since March 2015 under the directions of the Supreme Court, has been monitoring and continues to monitor the functioning of the existing Foreigners Tribunals in Assam. During the past 4 years many things have come to light with respect to the hurdles in the day…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates
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Subrata Dey Died in Detention Camp, CJP counsels and assists his family The plight of genuine Indian Citizens in Assam

Subrata Dey was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Goalpara detention camp leaving behind his wife Karuna, teenaged son Biki, young daughter Sucheta and mother Anima Dey. His family was dependent on the income from his modest tea shop but now they are living hand to mouth with whatever they could earn by making and…


SC admits Intervention Applications by CJP and AIUFWP to defend Forest Rights Act 2006 CJP fights for FRA 2006

The intervention application filed by the Adivasi women and forest movement leaders Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana backed by the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), two organisations that have been actively campaigning for forest rights, have been admitted by the Supreme court of India. We’ve…

Legal Eagles Join Forces with CJP in Assam CJP takes a delegation of lawyers and journalists to Assam

On June 27th 2019 CJP took a delegation of eminent lawyers and senior journalists to Assam to assess ground realities as well as devise a strategy to help genuine Indian citizens, especially those from marginalised and low income backgrounds navigate the tortuous claims process as well as proceedings before Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT). Related: Citizens for…

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ पर मुक़दमों की झड़ी का ख़ुलासा Coming Soon

आखिर सरकार तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ पर इतनी मेहरबान क्यों है? क्यों करती रहती है मुक़दमों की पुष्प-वर्षा? हर अड़चनों को फलांद कर ज़किया जाफ़री के साथ तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ का सुप्रीम कोर्ट तक का सफर, केवल उड़ती ख़बर पर

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