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).

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CJP IN ACTION

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

Stop forced eviction of Adivasis & Forest dwellers: UN to India

A clearly worded communication sent by UN human rights experts to the...

Breaking: All Intervention Applications defending FRA, 2006 admitted by SC

In a major breakthrough for Adivasi organisations and advocates of rights of...

Forest Rights case: SC directs states to file Compliance Affidavits

The Supreme Court has directed states that have not filed compliance affidavits...

Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana lead the campaign for Forest Rights in SC

Adivasi human rights defenders Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana have moved Supreme...

Forest Rights Movements to intervene “collectively” in SC eviction order case

A national consultation on forest and land rights has declared protest actions...

Women forest dwellers recount struggles, stories of resistance in Mumbai event

Even though there exist laws to protect forest dwellers in the country,...

CJP in Action: Defending Adivasi Human Rights Activists in Courts

India’s indigenous peoples, most commonly called ‘Adivasis’, which means ‘original inhabitants’, are...

Adivasi leader Sokalo Gond Released on Bail

Adivasi leader Sokalo Gond has been released on bail today, in what...

LATEST UPDATES

FRA related news from the field

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,...

Statistical Profile of Scheduled Tribes in India, 2013

The second edition in this series publication has been divided in nine...

Frequently Asked Questions on the Forest Rights Act, 2006

This document contains a categorised list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on...

Forest rights group prepares for Nov 21 Sansad Gherao

Bhumi Adhikar Andolan, a forest rights collective, held a planning meeting at...

Tougher Than Steel: Odisha Community Rally Against Transfer of Their Land, Again

The POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) has recommenced their movement and begun resistance...

Compendium of Judgments on the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (June 15, 2016)

Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the United...

BLOGS

Views and Insights

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...

What should a Campaign for Forest Rights demand in 2019?

Evidence from the ground shows that rights holders that have rigorously used...

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RESOURCES

Easy to understand explainers and other useful resources

Compilation of Forest Rights Act, Rules, and Guidelines

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

Statistical Profile of Scheduled Tribes in India, 2013

The second edition in this series publication has been divided in nine...

Overview of the law pertaining to land and governance under the Fifth Schedule

The United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs collaborated...

Frequently Asked Questions on the Forest Rights Act, 2006

This document contains a categorised list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on...

Compendium of Judgments on the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (June 15, 2016)

Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the United...

The High Level Committee’s Report on Socio-economic, Health and Educational Status of Tribal Communities of India (May 29, 2014)

In August 2014, the Prime Minister’s Office constituted a High-Level Committee (HLC)...

Expert Group Report on Development Challenges in Extremist Affected Areas (May 2006)

The Group was established to investigate into the processes and causes which...

Joint Committee Report on the Scheduled Tribes (Recognition Of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005

The Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005 sought to recognise...

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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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