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Assam Detention Camp death: Dulal Paul’s family accepts body Declared 'foreigner' in 2017, he had been incarcerated at the Tezpur Detention Camp

The family of 65 Dulal Chandra Paul have finally accepted his body for performing his last rites, almost 10 days after he breathed his last at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMHC). Paul, who had been declared foreigner and had been incarcerated at the Tezpur Detention Camp reportedly suffered from diabetes and a heart…

Teesta Setalvad in Hyderabad

Lives shattered by NRC, CJP reaches out and intervenes Who is An Indian in Assam

Indian Citizens in Assam are shattered by the NRC process. In spite of having valid documents, Gopal Das and his entire family were excluded from the NRC. Anima Dey lost her son Subrata Dey mysteriously in a detention camp. After that, her family has been living hand to mouth by selling cloth bags. Her teenaged…

Who Is An Indian: A Public meeting in Solidarity with Assam A Meeting to discuss citizenship and the plight of genuine Indian citizens in Assam

CJP along with People’s Union for Civil Liberties – PUCL & other organisations, held a public meeting in solidarity with the Assam NRC affected in Mumbai. Here’s a look at some of the discussions in the meeting. Related: In solidarity with Assam Poverty haunts family of Subrata Dey I would have attempted suicide again had…

Assam: Suicide fearing loss of Citizenship Assam NRC and Deaths

In the last few years, the Kafkaesque process of determining citizenship has created unprecedented stress and apprehension in millions of people in Assam. From the state election commission marking D-voter arbitrarily, to possible incarceration in Detention Camps, non transparent working of Foreigner Tribunals and political and bureaucratic meddling in the NRC process, the crisis of…

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam

Citizenship and NRC related deaths in Assam A compilation by CJP as of July 18, 2019

In Assam, nearly 60 people have lost their lives and their deaths are connected to citizenship related issues. While some have allegedly committed suicide due to frustration, anxiety and helplessness related to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), some allegedly took their own lives fearing incarceration in detention camps. There are also some people who…

Objection raised against inclusion in NRC, man found dead in Assam Family alleges suicide

In a heartbreaking instance of man succumbing to hopelessness, Ashrab Ali, a 93 year old man, was found dead in Assam’s Kamrup district after someone filed an objection application against the inclusion of his name in the National Register of Citizens (NRC). His family alleges he committed suicide by consuming poison.   “His name was…

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam

35th Citizenship related Suicide in Assam! Death toll rises as state of hopelessness engulfs region

The excruciating and soul-crushing process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the long standing ‘D’ Voter vis-a-vis Foreigners Tribunal has taken not less than 35 lives until now. After Samsul Hoque of village Bagariguri under the Barpeta district took the extreme decision to take his own life on November 14, 2018, two…

असम में NRC की वजह से एक और आत्महत्या निरोद बरन दास २९वे शिकार हुए है

खारुपेटिआ गांव के जानेमाने बुद्धिजीवी, अध्यापक और वकील निरोद बरन दास ने आत्महत्या कर ली है. ऐसा माना जा रहा है की NRC के कारण नागरिकता छिन जाने के डर ने अब तक 28 लोगों की जान ली है. निरोद बरन दास २९वे शिकार हुए है. NRC प्रकरण में हो रही कुछ गलतिओं की वजह…

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