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Understanding the UAPA Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Advocate S. Balan

In this detailed interview, CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad speaks to Advocate S. Balan, senior lawyer of the Karnataka High Court, to discuss the UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES (PREVENTION) ACT (UAPA) and understand its nuances, legal intricacies and how human rights activists have suffered due to this law. Watch/ read more of our legal resources here. Related: Indian…

Special Marriage Act: Implement Allahabad HC order in Maharashtra, activists write to Kunte Indian Express

Recently, a woman approached the Khar police saying she was getting married to a person from another religion, and after learning about her marriage, few men allegedly humiliated her parents. The Allahabad HC order on Special Marriage Act, 1954 was delivered on January 12, 2021 (Representational Image) A group of social activists has written to…

Asif Iqbal Tanha

ये लोग हमें डराना चाहते हैं, लेकिन हमें आवाज़ उठाते रहना पड़ेगा आसिफ़ इक़बाल तन्हा और तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की बातचीत

सीजेपी सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ द्वारा संचालित छात्र कार्यकर्ता आसिफ़ इक़बाल तन्हा का यह विस्तृत और जानकारी भरा इंटरव्यू देखें, जो बतौर एक छात्र, एक कार्यकर्ता, उनकी क़ैद और हाल ही में रिहाई के रूप में उनके सफर की दास्तान है. जिस से इस देश की न्याय प्रणाली और अल्पसंख्यकों की स्थिति का पता चलता है.…

The year that was: Detention camps, healthcare crisis, violation of Constitution! CJP looks back at campaign progress in UP's Purvanchal region and Assam

Working as a single unit, organisations like Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), and the Delhi Solidarity Group (DSG) have closely observed the state of Covid-19 crisis in India and the government’s attitude towards it. Over the last four to five weeks, the groups examined the…

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon

What really happened at Bhima Koregaon? Narrative of Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon manipulated to disguise incendiary role of supremacists

It was the site outside the Brahmanical city of Pune, the capital of the cruel Peshwai empire[1], at Koregaon, that Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, as a young lawyer battling caste discrimination, visited in 1927. Since then, come January 1, every year, over 90 years, and hundreds of thousands of Dalit-Bahujans come here in collective celebration of…

CJP’s Hate Hatao Campaign: A half-yearly report Undeterred, we continue to combat hate and abide by India’s constitutional values

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) stands against hate, communal bigotry, caste oppression, prejudices, and is founded on the constitutional values of equality and harmony. Our Hate Hatao, Desh Bachao campaign against hate speech and targeted violence is an effort to bring to account those who seek to divide the society along arbitrary lines for…

CJP combating Covid-19: Members continue mission to help vulnerable communities Opting for awareness, accessibility and relief, CJP has come up with ways to combat the Covid-19 crisis

With a finger on the pulse of India’s Covid-19 crisis, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has adapted its various campaigns to connect with vulnerable communities on ground and help-seeking individuals on social media. “This time CJP is concentrating on working with communities where we do rights work; in east Uttar Pradesh, Sonbhadra and Assam.…

Gujarat’s shame Frontline

Some 19 years after the Surat Police arrested 127 people under sections of the draconian UAPA, a court in the city acquits all the accused, saying that the prosecution had failed to prove the case against them. But many people see the arrests as part of a plan that set the stage for an intense…

Love Azaad! What does freedom to love cost in contemporary India? A webinar to celebrates tales of love and the struggle for rights.

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) held a day-long event which started with an engaging Instagram live with independent journalist and founder of The Ladies Compartment where CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad and she discussed the recent love jihad ordinances and answered some questions on the Special Marriage Act this…

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