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Adivasi women file land claims under FRA, CJP and AIUFWP make history CJP stands with the Forest Dwellers and Adivasis

On March 23, the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), assisted by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), achieved a historic milestone. Watch this video to know how our teams succeeded in helping the Forest Dwelling communities to put together all documents necessary and file as many as 20 community claims by women…

Land Claims Chitrakoot

History created as forest land claims are filed for 8 villages in Chitrakoot Our teams have been putting together all documentation necessary to file community claims

AIUFWP and CJP make history as Forest Land Claims are filed in Chitrakoot, a forested region in UP, for eight villages. Our teams have been toiling relentlessly in Chitrakoot, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, putting together all documentation necessary to file community claims to forest land and conducting online sessions with community leaders and grassroots…

New MSP for Kharif crops

Factsheet on farm realities Why the new farm laws are harmful

Here’s a ready reckoner of ground realities when it comes to agriculture in India, as compiled by Prof Achin Vanaik for the Radical Socialist (RS) Group.   Agricultural Land and Landowners In 2015-16, by land size (all-India breakdown) marginal (less than 1 hectare) small (1-2 ha) semi-medium (2-4 ha)     {All-India average is 1.08 ha} medium…

Our life is linked to the forests we call home: Van Gujjars Receding forest cover and forced 'rehabilitation' is imperiling their existence

They are often hailed as eco warriors, as they take care of the forests, they live next to. For the Van Gujjar community taking the health of the forest is a top priority. But now, their very existence, as a community is in peril, as the forest cover is shrinking across the land, and the…

Here’s why Indian farmers find the new agri-laws problematic A summary of key points in each law explaining how they can be misused

Even as the nationwide farmers’ agitation is still going strong, here’s a closer look at exactly what the new agricultural laws say and why they adversely impact Indian farmers, especially small and marginal farmers. Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has long supported farmers’ rights and the struggle of India’s agrarian communities. To support CJP’s work in the…

Why is a private member Bill of 2018 relevant to the farmers today? It seeks guaranteed remunerative MSP, regulated costs, grievance mechanism and compensation

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) chief and former Member of Parliament Raju Shetti has said that the farmers and the Union can reach a consensus only if the Prime Minister guarantees a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for farmers to cushion them from unexpected calamities and volatile market changes. SSS is one of the prominent unions under…

farm bills and FRA conversation

फार्म बिल का विरोध और वन अधिकार: एक वार्तालाप कृषि कानून, उसका विरोध और वन अधिकार

CJP सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ ने AIUFWP के महासचिव अशोक चौधरी, उप सचिव रोमा मलिक, AIUFWP नेताओं और फार्म बिल पर वन निवासियों के साथ एक लंबी एवं विस्तृत बातचीत की, जिसमे विरोध प्रदर्शन और वन अधिकारों और उनकी ऐतिहासिक प्रासंगिकता के सम्बन्ध में चर्चा हुई. Related: AIUFWP और वन आश्रित समुदाय ने किसान विरोधी कानून…

Forest Rights and AIUFWP

AIUFWP और वन आश्रित समुदाय ने किसान विरोधी कानून के खिलाफ़ मोर्चा खोला उनकी मांग है कि हाल में थोपे गए तीनो कृषि कानून ख़ारिज किए जाएँ 

केंद्र सरकार के किसान विरोधी कानूनों के विरुद्ध CJP के सहयोगी संगठन AIUFWP ने भी अपनी आवाज़ बुलंद की है क्योंकि यह मसला केवल किसानों का ही नहीं, बल्कि भारत के जंगलो में बसने वाली 20 से 30 करोड़ आबादी का भी है. वनाश्रित समुदाय का एक बहुत बड़ा हिस्सा किसान है और उनका जीवन…

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…

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