Civil Rights and Social Justice Society (CRSJS)
The Civil Rights and Social Justice Society (CRSJS) is a human rights NGO registered under the Travancore Cochin, Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955 in Kerala State, India in the year 1997.
The members of CRSJS are persons committed to the promotion and protection of human rights in all spheres. However the main area of focus of the Society is on the police atrocities in Kerala state, India. The Society has been regularly conducting awareness campaigns, seminars, workshops etc. It also renders free legal aid and financial assistance to the victims of human rights violations in Kerala state, India. CRSJS has taken up many a worthy cause with the National and State Human Rights Commissions and in the courts with successful results. CRSJS also focuses on creating awareness about human rights at the grass roots level. It partners with the YHRI – India (Youth for Human Rights International –India) in Kerala state, India and conducts the International Walk for Human Rights in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, India on the World Human Rights Day -10th December every year.
CRSJS is also associated with the Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC); a nationwide campaign to ensure justice to the Manipuri Poetess and human rights activist Ms. Irom Sharmila who has been on a 12 year old hunger strike to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from her homeland and has been actively coordinating its activities in Kerala State, India.
The Rajiv Gandhi Literacy Fund (RGLF) which is owned and managed by CRSJS gives financial assistance to a few under privileged children for their education.
CRSJS believes that Capital Punishment is a sin against humanity and a reprehensible crime and longs for the day when this scourge is finally eradicated from India and the world.
CRSJS depends solely on the funds mobilized from its members and has an undeclared policy of not accepting contributions from non members and funding agencies which has been strictly adhered to ever since its inception in 1997.