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25 inmates dead in Assam’s Detention Camps! Government claims all deaths "due to illness"

In a shocking revelation before the Assam state assembly, the state government has admitted that 25 people have died while incarcerated in the state’s six detention camps. The state claims they all died “due to illness”. We have accessed the list of people who have died and have discovered that Goalpara detention camp has proved…

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Hate Watch: Facebook a favourite of hate mongers? Right wing groups and celebrities using the platform to spread fake news and spew venom

As a part of our ongoing Hate Watch campaign, we have now identified several additional social media accounts, particularly on Facebook, which are full of abusive and hateful posts. It appears that Facebook has become the platform of choice for influencers, troll armies and even ordinary people to spread hate, fake news and misinformation thereby threatening…

Women adivasis to SC: Repression continues against those seeking rights under FRA Indian Express

Sokalo Gond was among those campaigning for reclaiming adivasis’ rights to forest land even before the legislation in 2006. Contending that the FRA for the very first time vested tribal women equal and independent rights over forests and forest land while revenue and all other land laws vest this right on women only after marriage,…

Sonbhadra women, others seek to participate in Supreme Court FRA hearing Down To Earth

Two women from Scheduled Tribe communities from conflict-ridden Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh filed an application for intervention (IA) in the ongoing forest land rights case in the Supreme Court on July 22, 2019. About 15 IAs have been filed in this case. Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana demanded that they be given ownership rights over their lands…

Legal Eagles Join Forces with CJP in Assam Assam NRC

On June 27th 2019 CJP took a delegation of eminent lawyers and senior journalists to Assam to assess ground realities as well as devise a strategy to help genuine Indian citizens, especially those from marginalised and low income backgrounds navigate the tortuous claims process as well as proceedings before Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT). Related: Citizens for…

घातक हमला झेलने के बाद मेरा डर भी ख़त्म हो गया – निवादा राणा एक मानवाधिकार रक्षक के संघर्ष का अनुभव

वनाधिकार आंदोलन की लगभग 40 वर्षीय नेता निवादा राणा चार बच्चों की माँ हैं। उन्होंने अपने ऊपर घातक हमले होने के बावजूद पूरी दृढ़ता के साथ संघर्ष को आगे बढ़ाने का संकल्प लिया है।   जब वे हम पर वन्यजीवों को नष्ट करने का आरोप लगा रहे थे, तो मैं सब समझ रही थी; मैंने…

Citizenship Dilemma in Assam

SC rejects government’s appeal for re-verification, extends NRC deadline One month extension granted

The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to August 31, 2019. It has however turned down the appeals for re-verification of names in border areas. Previously, the court had directed the NRC authorities to publish the list by July 31, 2019, but NRC state coordinator…

Over 30,000 Adivasis and Forest Dwellers take to the streets Nation-wide protests against eviction and amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927

Protests to defend provisions of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, oppose proposed draconian amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927, and against the government’s antipathy towards the forest dwelling communities, erupted across India on July 22, 2019. More than 30,000 people participated in protests at various locations in different states including Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh,…

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