Initiative: CJP for Assam
Organisation: Citizens For Justice And Peace
The hasty publication, of the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) Process has led to a Humanitarian crisis where nearly 40 lakh people have been excluded from Indian citizenship. Even though the deadline for filing claims was extended to the December 31, 2018, 2.5 million people are yet to make their claim for citizenship. CJP’s ‘Help us Help Assam’ Initiative has already helped 10 lakh people (10,00,000) fill in their NRC forms.
The initiative ensured robust mapping of the issue along with ensuring solutions were made with stakeholders. With the empowerment of locals and local teams not only is the initiative reaching out to the right people but is leading to education of those on the ground. CJP has covered many districts of Assam and is by far the most impactful organisation working on this issue.