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Our life is linked to the forests we call home: Van Gujjars Receding forest cover and forced 'rehabilitation' is imperiling their existence

They are often hailed as eco warriors, as they take care of the forests, they live next to. For the Van Gujjar community taking the health of the forest is a top priority. But now, their very existence, as a community is in peril, as the forest cover is shrinking across the land, and the…

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#LoveAzaad Celebrate Love, Not Hate Episode 2 of CJP's podcast series Rightscast

In the wake of “Love Jihad Laws” being enacted by states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, #LoveAzaad campaign was rolled out. CJP has challenged the constitutional validity of the laws in the Supreme Court whilst also standing with the people of a diverse India.   Podcast · #LoveAzaad Celebrate Love, Not Hate

The 10 worst laws of 2020 CJP brings to you 2020's laws that take no notice of human rights

While the law, in any democratic republic is meant to protect individual and collective rights the year of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic was misused in India to pass a slew of laws, even through the emergency power of the Ordinance, by both the Union (Central) and state legislatures that showed an utter disregard for human…

UP’s Anti-Love Jihad law: Is it Constitutional? Ordinance contravenes freedom of liberty, autonomy, privacy and choice

The new Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020, that received the Governor’s assent late November, has already led to two people being booked under it. After Uttar Pradesh, States like Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Assam are planning to come up with similar ‘anti-Love Jihad’ laws to criminalise religious conversions by marriage. An…

Dalit youth assaulted: NHRC transfers CJP complaint to UPHRC The victim was accused of assault instead, and incarcerated on the complaint of his assailants!

CJP moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the issue of caste based violence in a small village of Uttar Pradesh where a young Dalit boy was beaten up by ‘upper caste’ men. This complaint has been redirected and transferred by the NHRC to the Uttar Pradesh Human Rights Commission (UPHRC) for consideration and…

मरने के बाद भी दलितों की गरिमा पर ऐसी चोट क्यों? शव के साथ दुर्व्यवहार के मामले में कानून पूरी तरह पीड़ित के पक्ष में है

मृतक दलितों के साथ भेदभाव बढ़ने की खबरें लगातार आ रही हैं. आखिर उनकी गरिमा और अधिकार के लिए कानून में क्या प्रावधान हैं. सीजेपी ने कानून के इन प्रावधानों की पड़ताल की है. सीजेपी का सवाल है, क्या दलित लड़की के शव के साथ किए दुर्व्यवहार के दोषी पुलिसकर्मियों को सजा मिलेगी? हाथरस में…

Forest Rights and Covid-19: Through the eyes of UP and Uttarakhand grassroot activists Part-1 of CJP’s webinar reveals how authorities are abusing their power to usurp rights of forest dwellers

On August 7 and 8, 2020, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) conducted a two-day webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19. The objective of this unique initiative was to provide a platform to forest rights defenders to share how officials of the forest department, police force…

यूपी-उत्तराखंड में वनाधिकार आंदोलन का चेहरा बने नूरजहां-मुस्तफा मामला राजाजी राष्ट्रीय पार्क का है

‘डर के आगे जीत हैं’। यह फकत कोई जुमला नहीं, हकीकत हैं जिसे एक बार फिर सच कर दिखाया हैं राजाजी पार्क में डेरे में रह रहे एक वन गुर्जर परिवार ने। अपने संघर्ष के बल पर यह परिवार अरसे से यहां रह रहा हैं लेकिन 16-17 जून को जो हुआ, उसने नूरजहां व मुस्तफा…

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…

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