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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…

Assault on Fundamental Freedoms of Adivasi Forest Workers Arrests in Sonbhadra, UP

On May 18, even as the Workshop on ‘Community Rights Governance & Forest Rights Act, 2006’ (organised by CJP’s partners the All India Union of Forest Working People-AIUFWP) was underway, at Lucknow, one of the human rights defenders received a frantic call from the villagers of Lilasi, a small village in Dudhi tehsil of Sonebhadra district, Uttar Pradesh.…

Adivasi girl held captive and tortured by Chhattisgarh cop Girl's father abducted, forced to sign papers absolving perpetrator

In a shocking case of human trafficking, a minor Adivasi girl was held hostage by an Assistant Sub Inspector and his wife in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. ASI, Shailendra Singh and his wife Shashi, allegedly brought the girl from her village after promising her family that they will give her a better life, but instead forced her into…

Gujarat Lags Behind 14 States in Tribal Land Redistribution: Eklavya Sanghatan Tribals given pieces of paper with little legal value

A report released by Eklavya Sangathan, a Gujarat-based tribal rights organization, claims that Gujarat lags behind as many as 14 other states in ensuring that its tribal people get rights to forest land. The report is based on information released by the Government of India’s Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), that showcases the achievements of 20 states.…

आदिवासियों और वनवासियों के साथ फिर हुआ धोखा मोदी शासन के वनीकरण नियमों के चलते प्रतिपूरक वनीकरण निधि विधेयक वन-निवास समुदायों के वैधानिक अधिकारों का उल्लंघन करता है

ऑल इंडिया फोरम फ़ॉर फ़ॉरेस्ट मूवमेंट्स (एआईएफएफएम) के प्रवीण मोटे और देवजीत नंदी और कम्युनिटी फारेस्ट राइट्स – लर्निंग एंड एडवोकेसी(सीएफआर-एलए) से तुषार दास, संघमित्रा दुबे और राधिका ने यह पर्यावरण मंत्रालय, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन, भारत सरकार, के लिए प्रतिपूरक वनीकरण निधि विधेयक, 2018 का ड्राफ्ट पेश किया है. यहाँ पर हमने उस ड्राफ्ट…

भगतसिंह के शहादत दिवस पर AIUFWP की वनाधिकार रैली मार्च २३ को राबर्टसगंज से सोनभद्र तक सामुदायिक वन संसाधनो पर दावे के लिए रैली होगी

२३ मार्च को शहीद-ए – आज़म भगतसिंह के शहादत दिवस पर अखिल भारतीय वन जन श्रमजीवी यूनियन ने आदिवासियों के अधिकार के लिए आग्रह करने के लिए एक भव्य पदयात्रा तथा प्रदर्शन का आयोजन किया है। निम्नलिखित पत्र में AIUFWP ने अपनी मांगों की घोषणा की है। साथियों , जैसा कि आपको मालूम है कि वनाधिकार कानून को…

Justice for Arjun Kashyap Father Sulo moves Chhattisgarh High Court

Sulo Kashyap, father of Arjun Kashyap who was killed in an alleged fake encounter in Bastar, Chhattisgarh in August, 2016, has moved the Chhattisgarh High Court praying for an independent judicial inquiry into the cold-blooded murder of his son. He is also demanding disciplinary proceedings against the errant officers, compensation to the family of the…

POSCO False Cases : Support CJP’s Campaign Sign our Online Petition to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today!

Many Adivasis in Odisha, who are trying to protect their land, forests and water resources from corporate houses that threaten not just their way of life but also the delicate ecology of the region, are being booked under false cases and thrown in jail. We have written a letter to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to intervene and immediately…

Amir Rizvi

Join CJP’s campaign to quash False Cases against Adivasis in Odisha Sign petition to CM Naveen Patnaik NOW!

CJP is focusing its resources in helping Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) being targeted with false cases for fighting from the ground, to negotiate the Indian legal system and continue the good fight. Battling False and Mala-fide cases in the Courts is a Special Focus Action Area of CJP. CJP has been following up the developments…

Hope In The Face of State Apathy Indramal Bai’s institutional murder and subsequent events

In the face of the allegedly blatant prevarications of the Madhya Pradesh police and multiple attempts to cover up the suicide of Indramal Bai, a Pardhi community woman and the daily atrocities committed on the community, the kith and kin of Indramal and activist groups in Bhopal pledge to take the fight of this most…

Amir Rizvi

The Nowhere Women A deep dive into the plight of women, especially widows from the Wadar community

The Wadar community, that has traditionally engaged in digging and excavation related work, was originally a nomadic tribe till they began to settle on the peripheries of large cities like Mumbai. Of late, the Nomadic and De notified tribe (NT-DNT) has been marginalised and faces multiple challenges. When viewed from the intersectional lens, the woes…

Sonebhadra

Sonebhadra’s Daughter Sukalo Human Rights Defender Profile

This is the story of Sukalo Gond, an adivasi woman who refused to back down and continues to fight for the rights of her people despite all odds, even today. Sukalo is an important force in the struggle for implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 in the Sonebhadra, a heavily forested region in Uttar Pradesh. Adivasis…

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