Citizens for Justice and Peace


08, May 2017

About us

Formed on April 1, 2002, the Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was the
objectives include:

P To promote communal harmony in

P To promote friendship amongst
people belonging to different religious communities.

P To combat all kinds of bigotry and
intolerance which create inter-religious strife and differences among

P To promote values that will
encourage the development of peace, justice and reconciliation, by all
means, in every place, among all peoples of India and in every sphere of

P To build public opinion on the
need for justice as an essential step towards reconciliation and peace.

P To check threats to Indian
democracy and the Rule of Law, whether by governments or political parties
or other organisations, groups or individuals.

P To make legal interventions in the
Courts of Law through Public Interest Petitions or otherwise, to prosecute
all those guilty of killing or maiming innocent citizens; and to assist
others petitioning before the Courts for the redressal of grievances.

P To set up or assist in setting up
any lawyer/team of lawyers to effectively intervene in government
appointed commissions of inquiry probing the causes of communal conflict
or to identify the role of different agencies in prevention or promotion
of violence.

P To promote rationalism and
tolerance and to promote religious and social reform including in
particular reforms to improve the conditions of women and disadvantaged

Founding Members/Board of Trustees, CJP:

Alyque Padamsee  (Communications/Advertising/Theatre)

Anil Dharkar  (Columnist,

Arvind Krishnaswamy, Treasurer
 (Corporate Executive)

Fr. Cedric Prakash  (Human
rights activist)

Cyrus Guzder   (CMD, AFL)

Gulam Mohammed
Peshimam (Businessman)

Raghunandan Maluste   (Corporate

Iftikhar M. Kadri, Vice-President
  (Senior Architect)

Javed Akhtar   (Poet,

Javed Anand   (Communalism

Rahul Bose   (Film Actor)

Teesta Setalvad, Secretary
  (KHOJ, Communalism Combat)

Vijay Tendulkar, President

Rais Khan A. Pathan, Field Co-ordinator, Gujarat

Citizens For Justice & Peace in a Trust registered under The Bombay Public
Trusts Act, 1950 with registration number


Donations to Citizens For Justice & Peace is exempt from Income Tax under
section 80-G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Our 80-G registration number is
DIT(E)MC/80-G/1047/2003/2003-04 Dated 23.12.03 and valid from 4.8.2003 to

CJP does not accept contributions from any foreign sources. We depend
entirely on contributions from Indian citizens and organisations.

Contact us at:

Citizens for Justice and
Peace, P.O. Box 28253,
Juhu Post Office, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049.

Ph: 26602288 / 26603927 Fax: 26608252 e-mail:
[email protected] 




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