Citizens for Justice and Peace


Trribute To The Women of Shaheen Bagh

Lipstick – and an Iron Will – under my burqa A tribute to the women of Shaheen Bagh - Aviral Anand

As I get off the metro at the Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh station, I am uncertain how to get to the Shaheen Bagh camp. I think there might be some signs from the metro station itself since the encampment had suddenly shot in the news. But none seemed apparent. So I look hopefully for a…

Anti-CAA protests continue, regime’s excesses exacerbate A list of unwarranted and excessive police brutality and prohibitions imposed by state governments on protestors or even general public

The North East region was one of the first to erupt in protest when the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed. The brutality was unleashed on protestors first in Assam. Then students’ protests took place in the capital, in Jamia Milia Islamia University followed by Aligarh Muslim University, both of which painted a shocking picture of…

More than 7,000 dissidents arrested in Iran in 2018: Amnesty

According to Amnesty International, authorities in Iran arrested more than 7,000 dissidents in 2018, the Guardian reported. The efforts at repression including several hundred people being imprisoned or flogged, the deaths of at least 26 protesters, and those of nine people in custody, who died under suspicious circumstances. Those who were detained when protests were met…

Police brutality against teaching candidates

CJP writes to NHRC over Police brutality against teaching candidates in Lucknow, UP Yet another instance of violence against protesters by the Uttar Pradesh Police

Taking note of another recent incident in which the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police once again brutally targeted student activists, CJP has lodged a strong protest with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC): this time, candidates who were peacefully protesting procedural lapses in the selection process for assistant teachers in the state. On November 2, students were…

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