Menu

Citizens for Justice and Peace

Adivasi

Adivasi women forest workers allegedly assaulted by UP Police Police arrested the women for protesting an unauthorised construction on forest land

In yet another display of impunity, Uttar Pradesh Police have allegedly physically assaulted women forest workers in Lilasi village of Sonbhadra district. The police whisked the women away from the protest site on Thursday, January 7, and then allegedly beat them up in custody. Speaking to CJP, Shiv Prasad, a villager said, “For two days (January 5…

Have you ever heard the hypnotic notes of the Tarpa pipe? The Warli art of making music from gourds, bamboos and an ancient playbook of memories

It looks as unusual as it sounds, a bulbous pot-bellied gourd on one end, merging into slender bamboo on the other. You may have seen it in the centre of some traditional Warli wall paintings, where a Tarpa player is the core of the spiral of dancers, who seem to be moving in unison under…

AIFWP activist protest farm laws

Hundreds Of Adivasi Activists Gather To Protest Against Farm Laws CJP stands with AIUFWP and the forest dwellers

Watch: This CJP exclusive video where numerous Adivasis, forest dwelling activists and AIUFWP leaders gather to protest against the Agriculture laws. The forest dwelling farmers have been regularly harassed by the forest department, their farmlands have been dug out and the women have been severely assaulted. The AIUFWP activists have joined their movement against the…

A 2020 Report on how Indians took to the streets in protest In defence of Article 19, CJP brings you the panorama of protests that shaped this year

Article 19 (1) (a) and (b) give all Indians the right of free expression and peaceful protest. Clearly, however, these fundamental freedoms are irksome to governments increasingly impatient with the people’s sovereign voice. This has however not stopped Indians, even in the midst of a crippling lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year we saw…

Education is the biggest weapon

Education is the biggest weapon to win the battle against poverty CJP fellow Ripon Sheikh speaks to inspiring Adivasis of Bengal

This report is part of CJP’s Grassroots Fellowship Program, and has been written by researcher Ripon Sheikh, who is travelling around rural Bengal, tracking and documenting social and cultural movements of indigenous people. For this report, he meets inspirational citizens who are working to educate members of the Adivasi communities they themselves belong to, leading by…

From bonded labour to farmers waiting for ownership rights The struggle continues for this Warli tribal family

This report is part of CJP’s Grassroots Fellowship Program, and has been written by Mamta Pared who hails from the Warli tribe and lives with her family in Nimbavali village in Palghar district. The daughter of brick kiln workers, Mamta wants to be a journalist, and is working on earning a master’s degree in journalism…

Bandna Parab: A festival that celebrates light and life A lesser known festival of lights, celebrated by indigenous communities to mark the changing season and give thanks to the land

Around the same time most parts of the country celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, there are many indigenous  communities who celebrate many ancient festivals of their own. Most of these festivals are not yet recognised on the mainstream calendars, even though they are ancient, and are rooted in celebrating the elements, changing seasons, and…

सूरमा ने दिखाई राह 15 थारू गांवों के सामुदायिक अधिकारों के मिलने का रास्ता हुआ साफ

‘सतत संघर्ष के बल पर मुश्किल से मुश्किल और बड़ी से बड़ी लड़ाई को आसानी से जीता जा सकता है’। लखीमपुर खीरी पलिया कलां के दुधवा टाईगर रिजर्व से लगे गांवों के थारू आदिवासियों ने यह कहावत एक बार फिर सोलह आनै सच साबित कर दिखाई हैं। जी हां, करीब 9 साल पहले 2011 में…

कैमूर फायरिंग: फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग रिपोर्ट जारी हुई आदिवासियों पर गोली चलाने पर न्यायिक जांच की मांग, दोषी अधिकारियों पर मुकदमा चलाया जाए और झूठे केस रद्द किए जाएँ

23 अक्टूबर को, सीपीआई (एम) की पोलित ब्यूरो सदस्य और आदिवासी अधिकार राष्ट्रीय मंच की उपाध्यक्ष, बृंदा करात ने, कैमूर में बिहार पुलिस द्वारा आदिवासियों पर गोलीबारी पर एक फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग रिपोर्ट जारी की। 11 सितंबर को जब स्थानीय आदिवासी अधौरा में शांतिपूर्ण धरना दे रहे थे, तब गोलीबारी की गई थी। ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP), सिटिज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस…

Why did Bihar police open fire on Kaimur Adivasis? Findings of report co-published by AIUFWP, CJP and DSG

On October 23, Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and Vice President of Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch, released a fact-finding report on the firing on Adivasis by Bihar Police in Kaimur. The firing had taken place on September 11, when the Adivasis were holding a peaceful sit-in protest in Adhaura. The report co-published…

Go to Top