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When will we give women farmers their due? CJI's recent comments call for a closer look at women’s contribution to Indian agriculture

“Women farmers do most of the work in the fields. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the men everyday and so while protesting against the three farm Acts passed by the central government, we will not back down,” said farmer Nikita Kakra from Shahapur city in Maharashtra on January 13, 2021, when asked about the Chief Justice…

Hathras Horror: Tracking the trauma A timeline of shocking events surrounding the case

The Hathras gangrape and murder case is one of the most shocking examples of crimes against Dalit women, not only because the alleged perpetrators were “upper caste” men, but also given how police first ignored and then allegedly tried to cover-up the matter. Here’s a look at the events as they transpired in the case.…

Celebrating the life, work and feminism of Bharati Roy Chaudhary AIUFWP, CJP and DSG organise a commemorative discussion on her 67th birth anniversary

On October 27, 2020, the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and the Delhi Solidarity Group (DSG), came together for a webinar to pay tribute to activist Bharati Roy Choudhary on the occasion of her 67th birth anniversary. Bharati Roy Chaudhary, who was affectionately called Bharati Didi was…

Patriarchy, Caste and Communalism A commemorative discussion on Bharati Roy Chaudhary's birth anniversary

A discussion on the intersectionality of caste, communalism and patriarchy is being organised on October 27, 2020 by the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and the Delhi Solidarity Group (DSG) as a tribute and to senior leader and activist, late Bharati Roy Choudhary. We wish to…

NHRC’s advisories on Covid-19 How to help women, children, prisoners, persons with disability or mental illness

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a statutory body under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 that aims to protect and promote the cause of Human Rights in India. It looks into violations of human rights by any State actors, recommend measures for the effective implementation of Human rights, to encourage organisations within…

CJP Hathras intervention

CJP moves Supreme Court in Hathras case Plea seeks SC monitored investigation, witness protection and judicial inquiry into cremation of victim's body

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has moved an Intervention Application (IA) in the Supreme Court in connection with the case involving the recent gang-rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras. CJP, a human rights organisation with a long history of defending Victims against the mighty State, in the courts and beyond, felt compelled…

This women’s day CJP celebrates all women in resistance We salute all the brave women who speak up against oppression and violence

From the brave foot-soldiers who work on the ground to the ones who support them vocally, from the tribal lands inside the forest to the urban metros, from leaders to followers, from asking important questions to fighting it in courts and beyond, brave women have time and again taken ownership to march against wrongdoings and…

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…

NPR-NRC सिर्फ़ मुस्लिम विरोधी नहीं है Social Activists explain how NPR-NRC is discriminatory

जानी-मानी हस्तियों और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं ने भारत की मुस्लिम आबादी के अलावा उन लोगों के बारे में बताया, जो राष्ट्रव्यापी एनपीआर-एनआरसी और सीएए से सबसे अधिक प्रभावित होंगे। Related: Why the CAA must be opposed, because it discriminates Advocate Mihir Desai’s point by point rebuttal of the GOI’s FAQ on CAA/ NPR-NRC NPR-NRC – FAQs

NHRC Fights The Good Fight

In 2019, NHRC fights the good fight Here’s a look at the prominent human rights issues picked up by NHRC in the year gone by

Some major and critical issues picked up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) include cases of death due to cleaning of tanks, cases of sexual abuse and police inaction as also cases of custodial deaths. It is noteworthy, that the NHRC has taken so much initiative in one year. However, it is also important for…

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