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How the CJP Team braves all hurdles to fight hunger Amid the CoVid-19 Lockdown, CJP is ensuring that nobody goes to sleep hungry

Ever since the nationwide lockdown was announced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, CJP’s chief concern has been to ensure nobody goes to bed hungry. The nationwide lockdown has adversely impacted the livelihood of daily-wage earners. People in low-income jobs. Families of thela wallas, taxi and auto rickshaw drivers, vegetable vendors, carpenters, scrap purchasers,…

CJP at the Azam college campus in Pune Public meeting held on NRC, NPR and CAB

On 7th December, a public meeting organised by Haji Gulam Mohammed Azam Education Trust saw an attendance of over 500 hundred people. CJP’s secretary, Teesta Setalvad, a key speaker at this meeting emphasized on the fact that a nationwide NRC/NPR is only being used to divide the country. She questioned how such an exercise can…

Aarey: Mumbai’s struggle to save its lungs How ordinary people are standing up against a bully state government

The battle to preserve the last green cover, popularly known as the “lungs” of Mumbai city has becomes uglier with the targeting of Save Aarey activists on social media. Several suspicious looking handles published residential addresses of activists involved in the struggle on twitter. This was a barely veiled attempt at intimidation. Aarey protests picked…

Maha gov’t blames DLCs for “unlawfully” rejecting Adivasis’ claims Says close examination of rejected cases has been “insightful”

The state of Maharashtra has held the District Level Committees (DLCs), part of its own bureaucracy, accountable for “unlawfully rejecting the land claims” of lakhs of Adivasis and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (OTFDs) as reported by Huffingtonpost on September 11. The DLCs comprise officers from Revenue, Forest and Tribal Affairs departments and three nominated members from…

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon

Bhima Koregaon Case: Maharashtra Gov’t moves SC against Bombay HC order Bombay HC had quashed Order granting Extension of Time to file Chargesheet against Surendra Gadling

The Maharashtra government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order that set aside a Pune court order granting an extension of 90 days for investigation into the alleged Maoist links of five arrested activists by the state police. The Supreme Court will hear the matter on October 26.   Calling the order…

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:…

CJP Stands with Dalits Join our campaign to stop the unlawful targeting of Dalits

Citizens for Justice and Peace stands with the Dalits of Maharashtra. CJP has met the Commissioner of Police along with other groups to demand an immediate halt to combing operations all over Maharashtra. We are also preparing a legal intervention in the Bombay High Court against this crackdown. Join us in our campaign.  

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