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Tougher Than Steel: Odisha Community Rally Against Transfer of Their Land, Again Around 447 families are likely to be displaced by the proposed steel project.

The POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) has recommenced their movement and begun resistance against the Government of Odisha’s plans to transfer their land near Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district to a steel company, JSW Utkal Steel Ltd. On September 17, 2019, the Ministry of Environment and Forest accepted the State Government’s proposal to transfer the forest clearance…

Help CJP protect the citizenship of Indians in Assam What is NRC and how are the people in Assam affected

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…

Zamser Ali: A Ray of hope for the people of Assam Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Zamser Ali, a journalist and activist from Assam, whose unceasing fight against the system to reinstate the human rights of the poorest of the poor is not only inspiring but overwhelming. Zamser continues to work on the ground, trying to make this world a better place, one day at a…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

Locating the Role of State and Changing Nature of Violence Part-1 of a Study on Communal Violence by Centre for Study of Society and Secularism

As per newspaper reports, the number of communal incidents all over India in 2018 has been the lowest in the past four years. The Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) monitors reports of communal incidents in five newspapers every year. In 2018 the number of communal incidents reported was 38 as compared to…

NRC Claims and Objections process

UN raises questions about NRC Claims and Objections process Highlights suffering of economically backward minorities, women and children

In a recent letter to the Indian Government, the United Nations Special Rapporteurs have once again raised concerns about people left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), especially with respect to the haphazard and arbitrary process of filing Claims and Objections. The letter written by the Working Group on Arbitrary…

Afrazul Killing

Fact-Finding Team Rebuts Love Jihad Charge in Afrazul’s killing

Shocking details concerning the murder of Afrazul-a 48 year old migrant labourer from West Bengal by Shambhu Regar, have emerged following a fact-finding by three major groups in Rajasthan. The investigation was conducted by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Udaipur, Bhilwara and Jaipur district, the MKSS and the members of Rajsamand Mahila Manch between…

Afrazul Murder

The End of A Civilization: Rajsamand, Rajasthan From the Secretary's Desk

Sometimes words lose their meaning, outrage its impact and a strange numbness and chilling acceptance prevails. India is today shattering apart, bitterly impacted at its core, as incident after incident of calculated, brutal cruelty, almost all against poor, working class Muslims dot its landscape. These incidents occur with orchestrated regularity in some regions more than others. As each…

स्वतंत्र होने का साहस संपादक की मेज से

अन्याय अलग-अलग रूपों में सामने आते हैं, कोई एक-दूसरे की अपेक्षा कम दमनकारी नहीं होता। इस समझदारी पर आधारित एक जीवंत और समावेशी आंदोलन खड़ा करने के लिए  हमें सहयोग और आपसी गठबंधन बनाने की ज़रूरत है। अपने अधिकारों की सुरक्षा के लिए  हमें दूसरों के अधिकारों के लिए भी दृढ़तापूर्वक खड़ा होना चाहिए। सीजेपी(CJP)…

The Courage to Be Free From the Editor's Desk

Injustices come in different forms, each no less oppressive than the other. To develop a vibrant and inclusive movement that builds on this understanding, we need to forge synergies and alliances. For our rights to be protected, we need to stand as firmly for the rights of all others. This fundamental understanding is what is…

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