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Inside Aarey: Where the Adivasis are fighting another battle CJP Stands with Aarey and the Adivasis

Removed from the concrete jungle and what’s seen of Aarey from a surface level, the Adivasis have been living contentedly on their lands for generations, worshiping and celebrating mother nature. There are 27 Adivasi Hamlets in the Aarey Forest. As the Government of Maharashtra refuses to acknowledge Aarey as a forest and the ‘Save Aarey’…

SC on FRA

SC admits Intervention Applications by CJP and AIUFWP to defend Forest Rights Act 2006 CJP fights for FRA 2006

The intervention application filed by the Adivasi women and forest movement leaders Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana backed by the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), two organisations that have been actively campaigning for forest rights, have been admitted by the Supreme court of India. We’ve…

Breaking: All Intervention Applications defending FRA, 2006 admitted by SC HRDs Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana’s IA backed by CJP and AIUFWP also admitted, interveners to file written submissions

In a major breakthrough for Adivasi organisations and advocates of rights of forest dwelling communities, the Supreme Court of India has admitted all the 19 intervention applications that had been filed before it urging it to stop the eviction of millions of forest dwellers. Filed by different sets of directly concerned individuals and organisations, all…

A daughter awaits her father, an activist working on the Forest Rights Act in Sonbhadra UP

Forest Rights: A daughter awaits her father’s return in Sonbhadra’s Lilasi Nexus of UP Police, Forest Dept. officials and brokers destroy Nandu Gond’s home

It was a windy day with fragmented, asymmetrical clouds spread across the sky. Yellow mustard plants swayed with the force of the wind, as did the wheat crops. We visited Lilasi village, a site of bitter conflict, even bloodshed, between state forces, the forest department and the forest dwelling community (Gond Adivasis). It was February…

Spaces of Higher Education are the New Battlegrounds of Inequality: Abhay Xaxa Everyday struggles of Adivasis and their limited representation in Social Media

Adivasis or India’s indigenous people have faced centuries of oppression and exploitation. Today they fight a battle on many fronts. The first against a powerful nexus of industrialists, bureaucrats and the police who have made successive attempts made to usurp their forests, land and water resources. The second in institutes of higher learning against systemic exclusion…

Adivasi Forest Movement leader Sukalo arrested

आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षकों को मिली ज़मानत – किस्मतिया और सुखदेव आए घर, सुकालो भी जल्द होंगी रिहा UP के वन अधिकार रक्षकों को अलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायलय द्वारा न्याययिक विधि की अनुमति दिए जाने के बाद मिली ज़मानत

आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षकों सुकालो और किस्मतिया गोंड के लिए चलाए गए रिहाई अभियान में CJP और ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फ़ॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP) को महत्वपूर्ण सफलता हासिल हुई है. सुकालो, सुखदेव और किस्मतिया गोंड को अवैध रूप से कई महीनों तक बंदी बना कर रखे जाने के बाद अब ज़मानत मिल गयी है. सुखदेव और किस्मतिया को ज़मानत पर रिहा कर…

Big victory of tribal struggle in Sonbhadra

सोनभद्र में आदिवासी संघर्ष की भारी जीत : सुकालो गोंड को मिली बेल ज़मानत मिलने के बाद जल्द रिहा कर दी जाएंगी सुकालो

आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षक सुकालो गोंड के लिए चलाए गए रिहाई अभियान में CJP और ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फ़ॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP) को महत्वपूर्ण सफलता हासिल हुई है. जून 8, 2018 को गिरफ्तार की गईं सुकालो गोंड को ज़मानत मिल गयी है। अलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायालय ने पिछले महीने उन्हें न्यायिक सहायता हेतु अपील की इजाज़त दी थी।   आदिवासी मानव अधिकार रक्षक सुकालो गोंड…

UP police

Kismatiya and Sukhdev free, but UP Police continue to harass villagers Paste threatening note outside villager's hut!

Uttar Pradesh (UP) police are allegedly continuing to harass Adivasis in Sonbhadra region. Just days after Kismatiya and Sukhdev Gond were released following three grueling months in prison, the police have started harassing Nandu Gond, another Lilasi villager. CJP has learnt that the police have pasted a notice outside his house saying, “बेल करवा लो…

UP police

Victory! Kismatiya and Sukhdev, Adivasi HRDs from UP released on bail Forest rights defenders released after Allahabad HC allowed 'judicial remedy' 

In a major victory, for the All India Union of Forest Workers (AIUFWP) and CJP, the campaign to free Adivasi Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) has led to success: Sukhdev Gond and Kismatiya Gond have been released on bail, after spending months illegally incarcerated. Now, we await the bail hearing for Sukalo Gond, who serves as Treasurer of the…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

सुकालो और किस्मतिया – अलाहाबाद हाई कोर्ट ने दी रिहाई प्रक्रिया को तेज़ी CJP और AIUFWP की लगातार कोशिशों से जेल में बन्द आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षकों को अदालत के समक्ष प्रस्तुत किया गया

आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षकों सुकालो और किस्मतिया गोंड के लिए चलाए गए रिहाई अभियान  में CJP और ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फ़ॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP) को महत्वपूर्ण सफलता हासिल हुई है. अलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायलय ने दोनों महिलाओं को न्यायिक सहायता हेतु  अपील की इजाज़त प्रदान की है. हमारे द्वारा दायर की गई हबियास कॉर्पस पेटिशन (बन्दी प्रत्यक्षीकरण याचिका) के चलते एआईयूएफडब्ल्यूपी की कोषाध्यक्ष सुकालो और…

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