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Sokalo Gond granted Bail Huge victory for the Adivasi struggle in Sonbhadra, UP

Adivasi human rights defender Sokalo Gond had been illegally incarcerated since June 8th 2018 and was granted bail today. She is the member executive council of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). In this video, she talks to CJP about the Adivasi struggle in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, and the steps that they…

Commitment to Forest Rights

The Forest Department has labeled us “Thieves”: Pavitra Mandal Sundarban forest dwellers struggle to get Forest Rights Act 2006 implemented

In this interview, Subdarban Jan Shramik Union Secretary Pavitra Mandal tells us about their struggle to get the Forest Rights Act of 2006 implemented and how this has lead to many of Sundarban’s inhabitants being implicated in false crimes and numerous false cases being filed against them.     Related: Reclaiming Land through Peaceful Struggles Roma:…

UP MLA bats for Adivasis of Sonebhadra, writes to CM Sanjay Garg demands investigation into false cases, highlights witch-hunt of AIUFWP

Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) MLA, Sanjay Garg has made a submission to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Yogi Adityanath on behalf of the Adivasis in Sonbhadra region, highlighting the constant persecution of Adivasis, the false and illegal arrests of All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) leaders Sukalo, Kismatiya Gond and others…

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…

UP police

UP police claim Kismatiya is Manju and is named in the FIR Sukalo and Kismatiya still 'missing' as police try new tricks to subvert law and extend custody

As human rights defenders Sukalo and Kismatiya still remain ‘untraceable’, the UP police are claiming that Kismatiya’s real identity is that of one Manju, who has been named in the FIR filed by the police. The All India Union of Forest Working Peoples (AIUFWP) has refuted such claims and said that this is one more devious manoeuver…

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…

Adivasis in Chandauli, UP file Community Resource rights claims to Forest Land SDM caught unaware of FRA, 2006 as villagers brave adverse weather to file claims

On June 29, 2018, more than one thousand Adivasi people from 8 Gram Sabhas (GSs) in Chandauli district of UP filed community resource rights claims to forest land under Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 at District Magistrate’s office. This is a huge step given how these communities are being repeatedly targeted by police and other…

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 and AIUFWP move Allahabad High Court to release illegally detained Adivasis Habeas Corpus Petition filed to protect Sukalo Gond and Kismatiya Gond

CJP is committed to upholding and defending the rights of all Indians, especially those belonging to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of society. With this in mind, we have been fighting shoulder to shoulder with Adivasis and forest workers in different parts of India, in our common quest for the implementation of…

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,…

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