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Sultanpur rape case: NHRC demands police report on death threats to journalist CJP had moved NHRC seeking protection for reporter who had exposed police inaction and possible cover-up in the case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked UP Police to file an Action Taken Report in the case of a journalist receiving death threats and threats for false implication in cases after he reported on inaction of police in a rape case in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. In October 2019, Citizens for Justice and Peace…

Forest Rights: Van Gujjar family released on bail, after custodial assault CJP and AIUFWP writes formal complaint to NHRC

The family of Mustafa Chopra has been released on bail after their arrest on June 17th, during which their dera (shelter) was demolished by police and forest officials. While in custody, Mustafa and his family were physically assaulted by officials. CJP and the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have written a formal complaint to…

NHRC Fights The Good Fight

In 2019, NHRC fights the good fight Here’s a look at the prominent human rights issues picked up by NHRC in the year gone by

Some major and critical issues picked up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) include cases of death due to cleaning of tanks, cases of sexual abuse and police inaction as also cases of custodial deaths. It is noteworthy, that the NHRC has taken so much initiative in one year. However, it is also important for…

CJP Moves NHRC Against Police Excesses In Daryaganj

CJP in Action: CJP moves NHRC against police excesses in Daryaganj  The Commission has registered the complaint that retells the horrors of the night when 18 minors were detained

CJP took note of this abhorrent incident in Delhi in which 8 minors were detained by the Daryaganj Police station and were reportedly stripped below the waist and beaten with lathis and belts. An email was first sent in order to lodge a complaint at the earliest detailing how the detained minors were beaten and how…

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…

CJP petitions NHRC urging protection orders for eminent journalist, Dharmendra Mishra The UP police have been intimidating him for exposing a rape case that they tried to conceal

In the petition filed on November 29, CJP has detailed how the intimidation from administration and police –including threats to file false cases – arose after Mishra’s not only broke the story but pursued coverage of the Sultanpur rape case that took place in September 2019. Dharmendra Mishra is a recognised journalist working with an…

NRC Anxiety Allegedly Leads To One More Suicide in Assam

Sultanpur rape case: CJP moves NHRC citing lacunae in police investigation Raises concerns about possibly deliberate attempts to derail the case

On September 10, villagers from Baijapur in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh woke up to the mutilated body of a young girl hung from a tree, not much unlike the Badaun rape case. The incident was also reminiscent of the Nirbhaya rape case given how a stick had been inserted in the victim’s private parts. But…

CJP helps Ram Puniya

राम पुनियानी की सुरक्षा के लिए CJP ने लिखा NHRC को पत्र अब उन्हें २४ घंटे की पुलिस सुरक्षा दी जा रही है

प्रख्यात प्रोफेसर, तर्कसंगत और सिविल सोसाइटी के सदस्य डॉ राम पुनियानी को मिली जान की धमकी के बाद सिटिजन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) ने इस मामले में हस्तक्षेप किया है। CJP ने इस धमकी को गंभीरता से लेते हुए राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग (NHRC) को पत्र लिखा है। हमने अपने पत्र में आयोग से यह…

CJP helps Ram Puniya

CJP writes to NHRC demanding justice and protection for Ram Puniyani Academic and rationalist threatened over the phone, accused of being anti-Hindu

Following a threat to the life and well being of noted academic, rationalist and civil society member Dr. Ram Puniyani, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has intervened in the matter and written to the National Human Rights commission (NHRC). We have appealed, in our letter, for urgent action to be taken in this matter, and also…

16 PAC Personnel Guilty of Targeted Murder Delhi HC in Hashimpura Custodial Killings, 1987

October 31 was a historic day in the history of painfully meandering case of the Hashimpura targeted killings of May 22, 1987. Thirty-one years after armed PAC men shot down in cold blood more than 40 males of the Muslim minority, 16 criminal PAC men have been convicted. On May 21, 2015 a trial court…

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