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आदिवासियों की मौत का जश्न ख़ूब मनाया छत्तीसगढ़ की सरकार ने विश्व आदिवासी दिवस के कुछ दिन पहले छत्तीसगढ़ के सुकमा ज़िले में पुलिस ने 15 आदिवासियों को मार दिया

छत्तीसगढ़ के बस्तर ज़िले में रहने वाले पत्रकार तामेश्वर सिन्हा ने 9 अगस्त (विश्व आदिवासी दिवस) की अपनी ख़बर में कुछ आंकड़ों का ज़िक्र किया है. ये आंकड़े उन घटनाओं के हैं जो बतातें हैं कि छत्तीसगढ़ के आदिवासियों को छत्तीसगढ़ की ही सरकार किस तरह लूटने और मारने पर आमादा हो गई है.  …

Uttarakhand Van Gujjars face Eviction! Nomadic community of Rajaji National Park being driven out of their forests

Van Gujjars, the nomadic tribes living in Aasa Rodhi Range, Ramgarh in the Rajaji National Park (RNP) of Uttarakhand face an imminent threat of eviction that too during the monsoons! According to a statement issued by the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) this vulnerable community is being threatened and driven out by…

16 साल की आदिवासी लड़की मीना खलखो के हत्यारे पुलिसकर्मी आज भी मज़े से नौकरी कर रहे हैं मीना खलखो की हत्या को सात साल हो चुके हैं पर छत्तीसगढ़ में हत्याओं का सिलसिला बदस्तूर जारी है

छत्तीसगढ़ की हर आदिवासी लड़की शायद इसी डर में जीती है कि एक दिन कुछ पुलिस वाले आएंगे, उसके साथ बलात्कार करेंगे, फिर उसे गोली मार देंगे और कागज़ में लिख देंगे कि ये नक्सली थी और मुठभेड़ में मारी गई.   5 जुलाई 2011 और 6 जुलाई 2011 की दरमियानी रात छत्तीसगढ़ के बलरामपुर ज़िले में करचा…

Where are Forest Rights movement leaders Sukalo and Kismatiya? UP Govt says both were released, though they remain untraceable for over a month

It was the second hearing of the Habeas Corpus Petition filed for the release of Forest rights movement leader Sukalo Gond and Forest Rights Committee (FRC) secretary Kismatiya Gond from illegal incarceration, and both couldn’t be traced and weren’t produced in the court either.   In a startling ‘disclosure,’ the Uttar Pradesh (UP) state government…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

Allahabad HC demands explanation for detention of Adivasi activists after CJP and AIUFWP file petition We are keeping #JungJaari to #FreeSukaloKismatiya

On June 8, 2018 Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo Gond (Treasurer of AIUFWP) and Kismatiya Gond (Secretary, Forest Rights Committee) were picked up in a clandestine manner from Chopan station, Sonebhadra, UP just as they were returning after a meeting with the state forest minister, Dara Singh Chauhan and Forest Secretary in Lucknow. Their names were not mentioned in any…

CJP stands by the Adivasis of Odisha in POSCO In conversation with Adv. Devyani Kulkarni

The battle against POSCO, one of the most effective resistances the country has witnessed in the recent past is not over yet. The South Korean corporate giant has retreated from the region but the state doesn’t seem to have ended its war against the Adivasis who fought for their land. POSCO, the biggest foreign direct…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

FRC Robertsganj, UP seeks withdrawal of “illegal” notice Notice over "illegal occupation of land" issued to Forest Rights Committee members

In the latest development in the forest rights struggle in Sonbhadra, the Sub District Magistrate (SDM) of Robertsganj has issued notices for “illegal occupation of land” to the president and members of the Forest Rights Committee (FRC). Notably, the people had filed Community resource rights claims, along with 16 Gram Sabhas (GS), on March 23,…

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…

Police Brutality against UP Adivasis: NHRC assures action after CJP intervention DM Sonbhadra asked to submit report within three weeks

The National Commission for Human Rights (NHRC) has ordered the District Magistrate (DM) of Sonbhadra to conduct a probe into the incident of police brutality in which several women, children and others were attacked on May 18. They were beaten up after they staked claim to forest land under Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006, Uttar Pradesh. On…

AIUFWP urges Sonebhadra DM to investigate harassment of Adivasi women Demands immediate implementation of Forest Rights Act

Two incidents of violation of fundamental freedoms of Adivasi Forest workers took place recently in Sonebhadra, UP. One on May 18, in which as many as 12 Adivasi women from Lilasi village, Dudhi were seemingly falsely accused of cutting trees, and hence taken to the Nevarpur thana and harassed throughout the day by police. Another on May 22, when…

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