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A daughter awaits her father, an activist working on the Forest Rights Act in Sonbhadra UP

Forest Rights: A daughter awaits her father’s return in Sonbhadra’s Lilasi Nexus of UP Police, Forest Dept. officials and brokers destroy Nandu Gond’s home

It was a windy day with fragmented, asymmetrical clouds spread across the sky. Yellow mustard plants swayed with the force of the wind, as did the wheat crops. We visited Lilasi village, a site of bitter conflict, even bloodshed, between state forces, the forest department and the forest dwelling community (Gond Adivasis). It was February…

Countries involved in Yemen war pledge more than $1 billion in aid for Yemen

$2.6 billion was pledged in humanitarian aid in Yemen at a special one-day summit, with more than half coming from countries that are fighting in the war or selling arms to those who are fighting, the Guardian reported. The main pledges were $500 million each from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, £200 million…

Almost half of all children with cancer are not diagnosed or treated: Study

According to a study published in the Lancet Oncology journal, nearly half of all children with cancer worldwide are not diagnosed or treated, the Guardian reported. The study indicates that the children’s location has an effect: an estimated 57% of childhood cancer cases were missed in western Africa; this figure was 49% in South Asia,…

Effects of conflict could be killing 300 babies per day: Save the Children

According to recent a Save the Children report released earlier this month, “starvation, disease and a lack of aid” may be resulting in the deaths of 300 babies per day in conflict zones around the globe, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported. The organisation analysed United Nations data from 2013-2017. Save the Children stated in its…

Kalburgi probe be handled by Karnataka SIT

SC orders Kalburgi probe be handled by Karnataka SIT Uma Kalburgi's petition had sought court-monitored investigation

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, February 26, directed that the ongoing investigation into the killing of noted linguist and historian, MM Kalburgi be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), Karnataka that is currently investigating the Gauri Lankesh murder. Further, the SC bench headed by Rohinton Nariman also directed that the Dharwad bench of…

Supreme Court changes course on Adivasi rights SC order flies in the face of established jurisprudence

Whereas previously SC affirmed indigenous people’s inalienable rights to their land, in 2019, under the Modi Regime, it now orders their unilateral eviction. The SC has turned established constitutional jurisprudence on its head. There are three significant SC judgments on the indigenous Adivasi people’s rights over their land and natural resources: 1.  In 2011, the…

Crony capitalism imperils millions of India’s indigenous people SC order directs eviction of Adivasis and other forest dwellers across several states

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra has ordered eviction of Adivasis and other forest dwelling communities from the ‘forest’ regions whose claims for entitlement have been rejected by the Forest department.  The written copy of the order was made available on February 20, 2019. The court order says, “The Chief Secretary shall ensure…

Teesta Setalvad and Roma talk to Adivasi Human Rights Activists and Forest Dwellers in Sonbhadra, UP, India

CJP in Action: Defending Adivasi Human Rights Activists in Courts CJP is providing legal aid to leaders and members of the forest workers movement in Uttar Pradesh

India’s indigenous peoples, most commonly called ‘Adivasis’, which means ‘original inhabitants’, are under attack in various areas of the country. With the rising looting and exploitation and mounting corporate greed and the thirst for mineral-rich land, India’s Adivasis are increasingly being displaced from the very lands they helped cultivate and fertilised for generations. Not only…

Humanitarian Crisis in Assam

CJP in Action: Our Attempt to avert a Humanitarian Crisis in Assam How CJP is driving the efforts on the ground to help people in Assam

Assam is at the precipice of a large scale humanitarian crisis with the citizenship of over four million people under the scanner. CJP, that has been monitoring the situation since 2017, has been working actively to alleviate the fear and anxiety among people of Assam who have been left out of the final draft of the National…

पुलवामा आतंकी हमला: बदले से नहीं, न्याय से भरेंगे ज़ख्म सचिव की मेज़ से

14 फरवरी को कश्मीर में केंद्रीय रिजर्व पुलिस बल (CRPF) के काफ़िले पर आतंकवादियों द्वारा हमले में भारत ने अपने 44 बहादुर बेटे खो दिए. असहनीय दुःख वाली इस भयावह घटना से पूरे देश में शोक की लहर फैल गई है. बहुत से लोग इस दुःख को व्यक्त करने के लिए कुछ अप्रिय रास्ता भी अपना रहे हैं……

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