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CJP in Action: Three of a family released from Assam detention camp after four years! Many are still languishing behind bars despite being eligible for bail

Three people of a family; father, mother and son, were finally released from the Tezpur detention camp in Assam after CJP intervened in the case. They had been held in captivity for over four years and were unable to satisfy bail conditions despite being eligible for release. CJP’s Team Assam has been working relentlessly to…

CJP continues with its awareness program; this time in Bhiwandi CJP urges people to educate themselves on the CAA-NPR-NRC

CJP in Action: CJP conducted one more workshop in Bhiwandi in collaboration with Lok Raj Sangathan and Bhiwandi Jan Sangharsh Samiti. Suhel Banerjee from CJP was the Speaker for the evening. The workshop was attended by social activists and the curious and worried people of the neighbourhood. Citizenship has been defined as the right to…

CJP steps in to defend citizenship of freedom fighter’s daughter in Assam Septuagenarian Seje Bala Ghosh's father was close associate of Chandrashekhar Azad

70-year-old Seje Bala Ghosh is in shock. This daughter of a freedom fighter and resident of North Bongaigaon (ward no 10) has been served foreigners’ notice by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Bongaigaon, despite the fact that her name has been included in final National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on August 31, 2019!…

World’s Most Successful Refugee Community – The Case of Tibetan Refugees in India Citizen Kaun - a CJP Series: Did the preferential treatment of the Tibetan refugees result in their success?

When in 1950, China sought to ‘Liberalise’ Tibet, what it did in effect was persecution of the native Tibetans by attacking their unique culture in an attempt to impose Chinese Marxist ideology and practices in the social and political culture of Tibetans, who practice and preach Tibetan Buddhism – with the Dalai Lama as their…

Human Consequences of Forced Migration: The Case of the Chakmas Citizen Kaun - A CJP Series: The fault lines of partition and nationhood in South Asia and the unending saga of despair of the displaced populace

As a consequence of partition of the subcontinent, (according to the 1951 Census of displaces persons), an estimated 72.49 lakh (7.24 million) Hindus and Sikhs had moved from western Punjab (Pakistan) to the Indian side and 72.26 lakh (7.26 million) Muslims had similarly moved from eastern Punjab (India) to the Pakistani. A new dimension was…

An Overactive State: The Case of Abducted Women at Partition Citizen Kaun - A CJP Series: Caught between religion, State, violence and patriarchy, a story of 'forced citizenship' from the time of India's partition

The paradigm of the “recovery” and “restoration” of women was a form of biological citizenship, as it entailed not only determining the religion (at birth) of a woman, almost as if it were a biological characteristic, but also her biological status as a woman whose body had been violated, impregnated, or otherwise defiled by union…

Census vs NPR

Census v/s NPR What to do when govt officials come to your house

The Government of India has suddenly declared that it will conduct a door to door survey to determine the ordinary residents of India from April 2020 to September 2020 (National Population Register-NPR). India is also due for the decennial population survey, the Census in 2021. By clubbing these two processes, one a much needed and…

जनगणना विरुद्ध एनपीआर सरकारी अधिकारी तुमच्या घरी येतील तेव्हा काय कराल

भारत सरकारने, एप्रिल २०२० ते सप्टेंबर २०२० यादरम्यान पर्यंत भारतातील सामान्य रहिवासी निश्चित करण्यासाठी घरोघरी जाऊन सर्वेक्षण केले जाणार असल्याचे अचानक जाहीर केले (राष्ट्रीय लोकसंख्या नोंदणी-एनपीआर). २०२१ मध्ये भारतात दर दहा वर्षांनी केली जाणारी जनगणना देखील होणे अपेक्षित आहे. एक अत्यंत आवश्यक आणि नियमित प्रक्रिया म्हणजे जनगणना, आणि दुसरी एनपीआर-एनआरसीची विवादास्पद प्रक्रिया, अशा या दोन…

Census Against NPR

जनगणना विरुद्ध एनपीआर सरकारी अधिकारी तुमच्या घरी येतील तेव्हा काय कराल

भारत सरकारने, एप्रिल २०२० ते सप्टेंबर २०२० पर्यंत भारतातील सामान्य रहिवासी निश्चित करण्यासाठी घरोघरी जाऊन सर्वेक्षण केले जाणार असल्याचे अचानक जाहीर केले (राष्ट्रीय लोकसंख्या नोंदणी-एनपीआर). २०२१ मध्ये भारतात दर दहा वर्षांनी केली जाणारी जनगणना देखील होणे अपेक्षित आहे. एक अत्यंत आवश्यक आणि नियमित प्रक्रिया म्हणजे जनगणना, आणि दुसरी एनपीआर-एनआरसीची विवादास्पद प्रक्रिया, अशा या दोन प्रक्रियांना…

Census vs NPR

जनगणना बनाम एनपीआर सरकारी कर्मचारी आपके घर आएं तो क्या करें?

भारत सरकार ने अचानक घोषणा की है कि अप्रैल 2020 से सितंबर 2020 तक वह भारतीय निवासियों का निर्धारण (राष्ट्रीय जनसंख्या रजिस्टर-एनपीआर) करने के लिए घर घर जाकर सर्वेक्षण करेगी। भारत में दशक में एक बार होने वाला जनसंख्या सर्वेक्षण, सेंसस भी 2021 में होने वाला है। इन दो प्रक्रियाओं, एक जो आवश्यक और नियमित…

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