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.

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CJP IN ACTION

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

Celebrating the life, work and feminism of Bharati Roy Chaudhary

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

कैमूर फायरिंग: फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग रिपोर्ट जारी हुई

23 अक्टूबर को, सीपीआई (एम) की पोलित ब्यूरो सदस्य और आदिवासी अधिकार राष्ट्रीय मंच...

Why did Bihar police open fire on Kaimur Adivasis?

On October 23, Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and...

Kaimur Firing: Fact-finding report released

The firing by the Bihar police on peacefully protesting Adivasis in Adhaura...

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

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

Legal muscle to defend Forest Rights

Day 2 of the CJP webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19 saw a more in-depth...

CJP-AIUFWP move NHRC against firing on peaceful Adivasi protesters in Kaimur

In a shocking display of impunity and abuse of power, the Bihar...

CJP webinar on Forest Rights: Testimonies from Grassroot Activists

In the concluding part of Day 1 of CJP’s webinar, grassroot activists,...

LATEST UPDATES

FRA related news from the field

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वनाधिकार क़ानून २००६ प्रशिक्षण

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

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वनाधिकार आंदोलन और कोविड-19: एक वेबिनार

देश भर के वन निवासियों की आवाज सुनें इनमें से कइयों ने...

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Watch: Tharu Women singing their story

Tharu Adivasi people, from eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Khiri district near the...

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Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand

On June 17th, forest officials and local police forcefully destroyed a shelter...

Use the Covid Curfew to learn about Forest Rights

While the Covid-19 pandemic has grabbed all our attention and the PM...

Jal, Jungle, Zamin: Glimpses into the March for Forest Rights

On November 21, the nation’s Adivasis came to New Delhi in droves...

Woman, Van Gujjar, Forest Dweller – the roles & intersectionalities in Mariam’s life

“One woman standing up against an unjust law is unlikely to achieve...

Compilation of Forest Rights Act, Rules, and Guidelines

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

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...

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RESOURCES

Easy to understand explainers and other useful resources

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...

वनाधिकार क़ानून २००६ प्रशिक्षण भाग ३

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

वनाधिकार क़ानून २००६ प्रशिक्षण भाग २

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

वनाधिकार क़ानून २००६ प्रशिक्षण भाग १

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

Legal muscle to defend Forest Rights

Day 2 of the CJP webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19 saw a more in-depth...

आवाम और ग्राम सभा का सशक्तिकरण

गांधी जयंती के दिन ग्राम सभा प्रस्ताव लिखने के लिए हम एक...

CJP webinar on Forest Rights: Testimonies from Grassroot Activists

In the concluding part of Day 1 of CJP’s webinar, grassroot activists,...

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IN THE COURTS

Important judgements and other legal documents

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...

Rahul Gandhi bats for Sukalo and Kismatiya

A campaign by CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) for...

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