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Teesta Setalvad and Roma talk to Adivasi Human Rights Activists and Forest Dwellers in Sonbhadra, UP, India

CJP in Action: Defending Adivasi Human Rights Activists in Courts CJP is providing legal aid to leaders and members of the forest workers movement in Uttar Pradesh

India’s indigenous peoples, most commonly called ‘Adivasis’, which means ‘original inhabitants’, are under attack in various areas of the country. With the rising looting and exploitation and mounting corporate greed and the thirst for mineral-rich land, India’s Adivasis are increasingly being displaced from the very lands they helped cultivate and fertilised for generations. Not only…

Women prisoners recount Jail Horror Stories Rape and torture common in jails

Over the past 15 years, India’s jails have seen a rise in women inmates by 61 per cent, even though they constitute only 48.18% of the national population (according to the World Bank, 2017). Moreover, the Indian prison system has failed to respect their rights. From custodial torture, rape, denial of health services, lack of clean food and…

Roma Malik
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…

Sukalo & Kismatiya: Allahabad HC Sets Release in Motion CJP and AIUFWP’s persistent efforts lead to Adivasi HRDs being produced in court

In a significant breakthrough in CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP)’s campaign to release Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo and Kismatiya Gond, the Allahabad High Court has allowed both women to seek ‘judicial remedy’. AIUFWP Treasurer Sukalo and Forest Rights Committee (FRC) Secretary Kismatiya Gond, were produced before the court on September 7 due to a Habeas Corpus…

UP MLA bats for Adivasis of Sonebhadra, writes to CM Sanjay Garg demands investigation into false cases, highlights witch-hunt of AIUFWP

Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) MLA, Sanjay Garg has made a submission to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Yogi Adityanath on behalf of the Adivasis in Sonbhadra region, highlighting the constant persecution of Adivasis, the false and illegal arrests of All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) leaders Sukalo, Kismatiya Gond and others…

Rahul Gandhi bats for Sukalo and Kismatiya Campaign by CJP and AIUFWP for Adivasis of Sonebhadra draws attention of political parties

A campaign by CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) for the release of dynamic forest rights movement leaders Sukalo Gond and Kismatiya Gond is gaining momentum every day. Now, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has tweeted expressing concern over their illegal arrest by Uttar Pradesh (UP) government and has appealed to Congress leaders and…

16 साल की आदिवासी लड़की मीना खलखो के हत्यारे पुलिसकर्मी आज भी मज़े से नौकरी कर रहे हैं मीना खलखो की हत्या को सात साल हो चुके हैं पर छत्तीसगढ़ में हत्याओं का सिलसिला बदस्तूर जारी है

छत्तीसगढ़ की हर आदिवासी लड़की शायद इसी डर में जीती है कि एक दिन कुछ पुलिस वाले आएंगे, उसके साथ बलात्कार करेंगे, फिर उसे गोली मार देंगे और कागज़ में लिख देंगे कि ये नक्सली थी और मुठभेड़ में मारी गई.   5 जुलाई 2011 और 6 जुलाई 2011 की दरमियानी रात छत्तीसगढ़ के बलरामपुर ज़िले में करचा…

UP police claim Kismatiya is Manju and is named in the FIR Sukalo and Kismatiya still 'missing' as police try new tricks to subvert law and extend custody

As human rights defenders Sukalo and Kismatiya still remain ‘untraceable’, the UP police are claiming that Kismatiya’s real identity is that of one Manju, who has been named in the FIR filed by the police. The All India Union of Forest Working Peoples (AIUFWP) has refuted such claims and said that this is one more devious manoeuver…

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