Citizens for Justice and Peace


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…

SC: Women of all ages can enter Sabrimala Landmark feminist verdict ends Kerala shrine's age old ban on entry of women

In a resounding slap in the face of patriarchy and gender based discrimination, the Supreme Court has put an end to the age old practice of barring entry of women of a menstruating age into the Sabrimala temple. In a landmark judgment, the apex court ruled that women of all age-groups could enter the temple. In…

The Christian Community in India 2015

by John Dayal It does not happen to “other people.” It happens to “us,” though this may not be apparent at first sight. This is the sort of saying that social-psychologists, cultural anthropologists and even environmental scientists have been stressing on a range of issues as diverse as the impact of climate change to that…

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