PROTECT FOREST & WILDLIFE

India's Adivasis and forest dwelling communities have nurtured forests and protected the environment for centuries. But, with their lands usurped, first by colonisers and then by crony capitalists aided by corrupt bureaucrats, forest working people (FWP) have been fighting an unequal battle to access their Jal-Jungle-Jameen even today.

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) in partnership with All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) has been actively supporting India's Adivasis and Forest Working People in staking their claim to forest land, which was finally recognised as their right under The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (widely known as the FRA 2006).

Help us defend the rights of India's Adivasis and other forest dwelling communitie. Help us defend the FRA 2006.

CJP IN ACTION

How we have helped out in this fight for Jal, Jangal, Zameen

UP Forest Dept. had no authority to intrude over ‘revenue land’: CJP-AIUFWP to NHRC

In yet another development in the matter pertaining to the July 2020...

Defending Forest Rights in 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic continued to pose new threats via more infectious...

Adivasi struggle led by trailblazers working on-ground: Teesta Setalvad

All India Union of Forest Working People’s (AIUFWP), a united front for...

AIUFWP’s 2nd National Conference begins

Adivasi activists, farmer rights proponents and peasant leaders gathered at the Constitution...

AIUFWP announces second National Conference to discuss land and forest rights

The All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) has announced its...

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History created as forest land claims are filed for 8 villages in Chitrakoot

AIUFWP and CJP make history as Forest Land Claims are filed in...

Forest Land Claims filed in Chitrakoot: AIUFWP and CJP make history!

Rights of Adivasis and forest-dwelling communities have always been a key focus...

Celebrating the life, work and feminism of Bharati Roy Chaudhary

On October 27, 2020, the All India Union of Forest Working People...

LATEST UPDATES

FRA related news from the field

Over 16,000 FRA claims rejected in Karnataka

As many as 16,000 claims filed under the Forest Rights Act (FRA)...

क्या वन संरक्षण नियम-2022 आदिवासियों और वनाधिकार कानून-2006 के लिए खतरा है?

वन संरक्षण नियम-2022 देश के आदिवासियों और वनाधिकार क़ानून दोनों के लिए...

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वन-अधिकारों के लिए थारू जनजाति ने निकाली ऐतिहासिक रैली

एफआरए-2006 को लागू किए जाने की मांग करके और वन अधिकारों को...

थारू जनजाति ने पारंपरिक नृत्य कर मांगा भूमि अधिकार

थारू जनजाति का भूमि अधिकारों के लिए संघर्ष निरंतर जारी है। वन...

India: Legacies and Challenges of the Land & Forest Rights Movement

There is need to be armed with this rich and chequered history,...

Defending Forest Rights in 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic continued to pose new threats via more infectious...

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युवाओं और महिलाओं से ही आगे बढ़ेगा वनाधिकार आंदोलन

AIUFWP के दूसरे राष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन के दौरान, सुनिए उपाध्यक्ष अशोक चौधरी की...

Committed to sustainable relationship with mother earth: Forest Workers

On the occasion of Forest Rights Day that is being celebrated today,...

BLOGS

Views and Insights

जल, जंगल, जमीन हमारा था, है और हमारा ही रहेगा – राम सूरत सिंह

आदिवासी अपनी जल, जंगल जमीन को बचाने की जद्दोजहद में निरंतर जुटे...

A Day in the Life of Van Gujjars

The Van Gujjars are a transhumance tribe of pastoralists belonging to the...

Will sacrifice life, but not give up land: Adivasis of Sonbhadra

“Jaan de denge lekin zamin nahi denge” (We will sacrifice our lives, but...

UP’s Sonbhadra killing of 10 tribals highlights ‘failure’ to implement Forest Rights Act

On July 17, as many as 10 people, including three women, were...

FRA 2006 can’t be diluted, needs to become political issue

Public Hearing records grave incidents of atrocities on forest dwelling communities and...

Mahua coloured dreams

Mahua, which has found mention in folk poetry, songs and stories is...

A Commitment to Forest Rights could change the course of the 2019 General Election

Poor implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) which legalises the land...

A Campaign for Forest Rights could affect these Constituencies in 2019

In tables, the study shows where the Constituencies where a Campaign for...

RESOURCES

Easy to understand explainers and other useful resources

India: Legacies and Challenges of the Land & Forest Rights Movement

There is need to be armed with this rich and chequered history,...

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युवाओं और महिलाओं से ही आगे बढ़ेगा वनाधिकार आंदोलन

AIUFWP के दूसरे राष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन के दौरान, सुनिए उपाध्यक्ष अशोक चौधरी की...

Forest resource rights vs. Land rights under Forest Rights Act

Chhattisgarh has become the first state to recognise forest resource rights in...

India’s Indigenous People: A life of struggle

In this paper Faizi and Nair examine the life and struggle of India’s...

Tug of war between two ministries, Adivasis rights slip through the cracks

On June 22, 2021, the environment ministry invited consultancy organisations to express...

Forest Land Claims filed in Chitrakoot: AIUFWP and CJP make history!

Rights of Adivasis and forest-dwelling communities have always been a key focus...

Covid-19 and Adivasi Empowerment: CJP’s unique contribution

During the nationwide Lockdown that was announced in wake of the Covid-19...

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वनाधिकार क़ानून २००६ प्रशिक्षण

CJP और AIUFWP द्वारा प्रस्तुत, यह वीडियो, वन अधिकार अधिनियम प्रशिक्षण के...

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IN THE COURTS

Important judgements and other legal documents

Tug of war between two ministries, Adivasis rights slip through the cracks

On June 22, 2021, the environment ministry invited consultancy organisations to express...

Compilation of Forest Rights Act, Rules, and Guidelines

This document contains the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA), Comprehensive Tribal Rules,...

Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Area Act, 1996 (PESA)

The 73rd Amendment to the Indian Constitution provided for the three-tier Panchayat...

Counter Affidavit filed by MoTa in support of tribal rights in the FRA

Roopak Chaudhari, the then-Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, filed...

Writ Petition: Wildlife First vs Union of India

In 2008, Wildlife First along with a few other NGOs filed a...

Wildlife Conservation group Wildlife Trust of India withdraws challenge to FRA, 2006

In a significant step, the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), India’s foremost...

वन अधिकार रक्षकों के पक्ष में आया अलाहाबाद हाईकोर्ट का फ़ैसला

वन अधिकार अधिनियम 2006 के तहत दावों को दर्ज करने वाले वन...

Allahabad HC stands by Forest Rights defenders

In a big victory for forest workers and Adivasis who had been...

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