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

CJP webinar on Forest Rights: Testimonies from Grassroot Activists

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

Struggle for Forest Rights in India stretches from East to West

In the second leg, CJP and AIUFWP’s webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and...

Forest Rights and Covid-19: Through the eyes of UP and Uttarakhand grassroot activists

On August 7 and 8, 2020, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP)...

CJP-AIUFWP move NCW against sexual assault and abuse of Van Gujjar women

After having registered its complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Citizens for...

CJP-AIUFWP petition NCST to take note of atrocities against Van Gujjars

The injustices meted out to some members of the Van Gujjar community...

Tharu Adivasis return to farm lands despite threats

Martin Luther King Jr. is known to have said, “Our lives begin...

Lilasi Adivasis get death threats for opposing land grab attempt

In yet another act of impunity, Adivasis protesting illegal construction on forest...

AIUFWP seeks to join inquiry committee in Van Gujjar assault case

In the aftermath of the violent attack on Van Gujjars of Rajaji...

LATEST UPDATES

FRA related news from the field

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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,...

Statistical Profile of Scheduled Tribes in India, 2013

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

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

CJP webinar on Forest Rights: Testimonies from Grassroot Activists

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

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...

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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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