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Fear, loathing & dismay across ‘India-Bangladesh border’ in Bengaluru: NRC Sudipto Mondal for The Federal

  “That side of the road is Bangladesh, this side is India. We don’t go there and they don’t come here,” says Jamaal Hassan (43), sounding panicky. “The police should go after them, not us. We are Indians, it’s our birthright to live and work here.” Hassan is one of the 5,000 Bengali-speaking Muslim labourers…

Battling All Odds, CJP Assam Team Marches on Assam NRC

Day and night, battling all odds, CJP’s Assam team assists, counsels and trains those who have been left out of the final NRC. Help Us Help Assam. #CJPWednesdays Related: Final NRC published in Assam CJP in Assam: The evolution of our campaign to avert a humanitarian crisis What next for those left out of the…

Proceedings before Foreigners’ Tribunals are really the issue: Teesta Setalvad CJP in Action

A two day tribunal titled ‘Contested Citizenship in Assam: People’s Tribunal on Constitutional Processes and Human Cost’ to examine the scale and scope of the citizenship crisis in Assam. The jury members included Justice (Rt) Madan Lokur, Justice (Rt) Kurien Joseph, Justice (Rt) AP Shah, Ambassador Deb Mukharji, Ms. Githa Hariharan, Dr. Syeda Hameed, Prof.…

NRC has spawned a humanitarian crisis: Interim Jury Report Observations of Jury Members at People's Tribunal on Citizenship Crisis in Assam

A two day tribunal titled Contested Citizenship in Assam: People’s Tribunal on Constitutional Processes and Human Cost was held in New Delhi on September 7 and 8, 2019 to examine the scope and scale of the citizenship crisis in Assam in wake of over 19 lakh people being left out of the final National Register…

CJP’s Team is Going Beyond the Call of Duty A showcase of how our on ground activity has intensified after August 31

After the final NRC was published leaving out over 19 lakh people, CJP volunteers have fanned out across Assam to reassure those who are left out that there is still hope and we are here to help.  Our teams are holding meetings and conducting sessions to educate people about the post NRC process, how to…

GOI responds to UN’s concerns about Assam Assures all is well

After a series of concerns raised by the United Nations, via repeated letters and communiques, about the brewing humanitarian crisis in Assam, the Indian Government has finally issued a formal response. In a letter dated August 23, a representative of the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Offices at Geneva wrote to the…

Foreign Journalists ask to “leave” Assam, post NRC State declared “protected area”

Assam has suddenly been placed under the “protected area category” by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) following several questions being raised over the politicisation of the entire process of publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) reports the Assam Tribune. As a consequence, all foreign journalists working…

CJP Team Visits Families of People Excluded from the NRC CJP in Assam

The CJP team visited some of the people and families who are among the 19,06,657, facing the threat of statelessness. These people will have to file an appeal before the foreigners’ tribunals within 120 days and CJP is determined to heal the trauma and turmoil caused due to exclusion from the NRC. https://youtu.be/7jFIUgRpY-8

असम NRC : खत्म हो दर्द, त्रासदी और शिकार बनाए जाने का दुश्चक्र सचिव की मेज़ से

असम में NRC  की प्रक्रिया 2009 से ही शुरू हो गई थी. कोर्ट की निगरानी में यह प्रोसेस जारी था. यानी 10 साल की लंबी प्रक्रिया के बाद आखिरकार 31 अगस्त, 2019 को NRC की फाइनल लिस्ट प्रकाशित कर दी गई. लिस्ट से 19,06,657 लोग बाहर हैं. अब वे क्या करेंगे? उनके लिए क्या रास्ता…

Assam NRC Final list publication day in pictures Photo feature showcasing how CJP volunteers helped Indians in Assam

As the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in Assam, CJP volunteer motivators and community volunteers spread out across the state to help people determine if they had made it to the coveted list. We not only guided people to Nagrik Seva Kendras (NSK), but also set up makeshift facilities to check the…

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