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Join CJP’s fight to protect the rights of forest working people Stand with CJP and AIUFWP to protect the FRA 2006

From our forests to the Supreme court, CJP and AIUFWP are fighting to protect the rights of those who protect our forests, despite the pandemic. Stand with us to protect Forest Rights. Donate here: https://cjp.org.in/donate Related: Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand Forest Rights: Van Gujjar family released on bail, after custodial assault Sokalo…

यूपी-उत्तराखंड में वनाधिकार आंदोलन का चेहरा बने नूरजहां-मुस्तफा मामला राजाजी राष्ट्रीय पार्क का है

‘डर के आगे जीत हैं’। यह फकत कोई जुमला नहीं, हकीकत हैं जिसे एक बार फिर सच कर दिखाया हैं राजाजी पार्क में डेरे में रह रहे एक वन गुर्जर परिवार ने। अपने संघर्ष के बल पर यह परिवार अरसे से यहां रह रहा हैं लेकिन 16-17 जून को जो हुआ, उसने नूरजहां व मुस्तफा…

Tying rakhis to trees in Aarey colony Save Aarey Forest

Watch: Residents of Aarey Colony and members of Aarey Conservation group participates in an unique program and ties handmade ‘rakhis’ to the trees, vowing to protect them. Related: Aarey! What’s going on? Aarey: Mumbai’s struggle to save its lungs Inside Aarey: Where the Adivasis are fighting another battle How Adivasis in Aarey are at risk…

AIUFWP and CJP pushback on the violence faced by forest communities For the rights of Forest Working People

Following the spate of violence faced by the Tharu women and Van Gujjars in Dudhwa and Rajaji National Park at the hands of the forest authorities, AIUFWP along with CJP has taken strict steps on the ground to fight for the rights of the forest working people. Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand Forest…

Tharu women allege assault in Dudhwa, FIR registered Amid lockdown, forest working people are being repeatedly harassed by forest officials

On July 1st, Forest officials and the local police attacked the residents of Kajaria Village in Dudhwa, U.P. Many were seriously injured and women were physically assaulted. Taking advantage of the lockdown, forest officials have been continuously harassing and brutalising forest working people and ethnic communities, over the past couple of months. Forest working women of the Tharu…

Forest Rights: Van Gujjar family released on bail, after custodial assault CJP and AIUFWP writes formal complaint to NHRC

The family of Mustafa Chopra has been released on bail after their arrest on June 17th, during which their dera (shelter) was demolished by police and forest officials. While in custody, Mustafa and his family were physically assaulted by officials. CJP and the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have written a formal complaint to…

दुधवा में वन विभाग ने पेड़ और फसलें करी बर्बाद वन-जन का भारी नुकसान

कोरोना वायरस की आड़ में वन विभाग, वन निवासियों का दमन कर रहा है। उत्तर प्रदेश के दुधवा खीरी के गाँव कजारिया में वन विभाग ने 6-7 गहरी खाई खोद डाली हैं। वन विभाग ने यहाँ जेसीबी द्वारा जबरदस्ती गड्ढे खुदवा दिए थे। पानी रुकने के कारण यहाँ फसल बर्बाद हो रही है। इसका विरोध…

Thousands of Adivasis demand the implementation of FRA 2006 To ask for their land rights and protest illegal evictions

Thousands of Adivasis, Forest Workers, Forest Dwellers and Forest Rights Activists gathered around the parliament, on 21st November, to ask for their land rights, demand the implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 and protest illegal evictions in light of upcoming hearing in the Supreme Court.

Woman, Van Gujjar, Forest Dweller – the roles & intersectionalities in Mariam’s life The Right to a Voice Revisited - Van Gujjar Women & Intersections of Community Mobilization

“One woman standing up against an unjust law is unlikely to achieve much on her own; many women working together, however, are more likely to provoke change” (Rowland 1998) I had first read about a Van Gujjar named Mariam in an article titled “Tribal Women in UP: Challenging the Panchayat System” in Diana Vinding’s book…

Mass protests & Sansad Gherao against continued Adivasi evictions Forest Rights Groups prepare to protest the dilution of FRA 2006

Forest Rights Groups are preparing for a ‘Sansad Gherao’ on November 21st at Sansad Marg, Delhi. The Gherao, along with state, district and village level actions, have been planned to protest violations of people’s rights and dilution of Forest Rights Act of 2006 despite a Supreme Court stay on evictions. Come join us in this…

Compilation of Forest Rights Act, Rules, and Guidelines Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme

This document contains the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA), Comprehensive Tribal Rules, and Guidelines on the implementation of the FRA. It also contains Annexures of forms to claim title for forest land under occupation, title to community forest rights and title to community forest resources, along with the format for furnishing quarterly reports. The document…

Overview of the law pertaining to land and governance under the Fifth Schedule Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs collaborated to compile this report on law pertaining to Schedules Areas as covered under the Fifth Schedule. The Report has been divided into three parts. Part I covers the Fifth Schedule of the Indian Constitution and its related provisions such as the criteria for…

Frequently Asked Questions on the Forest Rights Act, 2006 Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme

This document contains a categorised list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Forest Rights Act, 2006. The document categorises FAQs into several sections, including titles like “Implementation Procedure of FRA”, “Applicability of FRA”, “Eligibility Criteria for FDSTs and OTFDs”, “Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups”, “Minor Forest Produce”, and “Conversion of Forest Villages and Unsurveyed Villages”.…

Forest rights group prepares for Nov 21 Sansad Gherao Protests of Adivasis and Forest Dwellers mount as the next date of the SC hearing (Nov 26) draws near

Bhumi Adhikar Andolan, a forest rights collective, held a planning meeting at Indian Social Institute regarding the action planned on November 21, 2019 to have a Sansad Gherao at Sansad Marg, Delhi. The Gherao, along with state, district and village level actions, have been planned to protest violations of people’s rights and dilution of Forest Rights…

Tougher Than Steel: Odisha Community Rally Against Transfer of Their Land, Again Around 447 families are likely to be displaced by the proposed steel project.

The POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) has recommenced their movement and begun resistance against the Government of Odisha’s plans to transfer their land near Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district to a steel company, JSW Utkal Steel Ltd. On September 17, 2019, the Ministry of Environment and Forest accepted the State Government’s proposal to transfer the forest clearance…

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