Justice
begins where
inequality ends.

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The very existence of the prison forecloses the kinds of discussions that we need in order to imagine the possibility of eradicating these behavior.

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Our Vision

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To create a society that values community care over incarceration and where caste's stronghold over the justice system is dismantled by centring the voices of Bahujan communites.

The CPA Project is a litigation, research and capacity-building intervention committed to ending the disproportionate targeting of marginalised communities by the criminal justice system.

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What do we do?

We use data-driven research and human rights lawyering to help vulnerable & historically marginalised communities advocate for decriminalisation and decarceration.

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Impact

40+

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persons from marginalised communities released on rightful bail

50+

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persons provided with quality representation in district courts

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Law students from Vimukta & Adivasi communities in Bhopal supported

The Madhya Pradesh High Court issued directions to the police to avoid arresting for offences punishable by less than seven years as a result of the Prison Decongestion PIL filed by the CPA Project

Our study on policing during the pandemic underscored how a public health crisis was transformed into a law and order problem through the criminalisation of marginalised communities.

Issues of targeting and intrusive surveillance faced by DNT communities in Bhopal highlighted in International and national media.

Publications

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Drunk-on-Power

Drunk on Power A Study of Excise Policing in Madhya Pradesh

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Countermapping Pandemic Policing Sanctioned violence in Madhya Pradesh

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Countermapping Pandemic Policing Understanding through Inforgraphics

In Latest News

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Why Madhya Pradesh’s new liquor law fails to address casteist, colonial policing

09/09/2021

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Over 64 % of Accused under Excise Laws are SC/ST, Nomadic Tribes in MP

09/09/2021

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Construction(s) of Female Criminality: Gender, Caste and State Violence

04/09/2021

Recent Posts

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18TH OCTOBER 2021

MP Excise Act Alcohol Abuse Video Released

18TH OCTOBER 2021

MP Excise Act Alcohol Abuse Video Released

18TH OCTOBER 2021

MP Excise Act Alcohol Abuse Video Released

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The CPA Project is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging caste-based systemic injustices and targetting.

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