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How the Adivasis are fighting against illegal eviction in Khandwa Adivasi families in Khandwa have been forcibly evicted

On July 10, a rampaging mob destroyed the homes and looted properties of Adivasi Villagers in Madhya Pradesh’s Negaon-Jamniya village, even as Forest Department and Police officials deployed at the spot stood by. 40 families are now left shelter-less amidst monsoon and Covid. The Adivasis and Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan (JADS) are now demanding justice.…

Gov’t doesn’t really care about us: Forcibly evicted Khandwa Adivasis 40 families left shelter-less amidst monsoon and Covid

After watching a rampaging mob destroy their homes and loot their property on July 10, even as Forest Department and Police officials deployed at the spot stood by, Adivasi villagers of Madhya Pradesh’s Negaon-Jamniya village are now demanding justice. They shared their heart-rending stories at an online press conference co-organised by Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan…

Impoverished Adivasis Hunted as Criminals A study showcasing how people in Jharkhand are accused of being Naxalites

Father Stan Swamy who passed away on July 5 devoted his life to upholding and defending Adivasi Rights. Here’s a report by him and the Bagaicha research team comprising PM Antony, Jitan Marandi, Damodar Turi, Renny Abraham, Marianus Minj, Sudhir Kerketta and Xavier Soreng that traces why a disproportionately large number of Adivasis are incarcerated…

Where have all the forests gone? Van Gujjars discover dwindling green cover along traditional migration routes

The annual migration of the Van Gujjars in the summer of 2021, one of the hottest seasons many experienced, made them pause and ponder on the impact of climate change. The Van Gujjars, like other Adivasi and forest dwelling communities, have a deep understanding of nature and how the slightest rise in temperature, and a…

Migration is not really a choice Adivasi community members travel in family groups to Ambadi, ‘settle down’ near the roadside

Ambadi is a small town in Bhiwandi taluka. As it is a centrally located area, many people from the Jawahar and Mokhada talukas of Palghar district migrate, often on foot, to this place in search of work. They belong to the Thakur, Warli, Katkari communities and travel in family groups. However, once they reach, the…

Land Claim Chitrakoot

Adivasi women file land claims under FRA, CJP and AIUFWP make history CJP stands with the Forest Dwellers and Adivasis

On March 23, the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), assisted by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), achieved a historic milestone. Watch this video to know how our teams succeeded in helping the Forest Dwelling communities to put together all documents necessary and file as many as 20 community claims by women…

How can you ever ‘resettle’ an ancient way of life? Resettlement not always constructive rehabilitation, forest dwellers face the loss of identity

CJP Fellow Mohammed Meer Hamza travels to the resettlement area of Gendikhata, in Uttarakhand, and meets a rehabilitated Van Gujjar, and learns that resettlement does not always mean constructive rehabilitation for forest dwellers, who now face the loss of identity. The rehabilitation of Uttarakhand’s Van Gujjar families from Rajaji National Park to Gendikhata, is not…

Land Claims Chitrakoot

History created as forest land claims are filed for 8 villages in Chitrakoot Our teams have been putting together all documentation necessary to file community claims

AIUFWP and CJP make history as Forest Land Claims are filed in Chitrakoot, a forested region in UP, for eight villages. Our teams have been toiling relentlessly in Chitrakoot, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, putting together all documentation necessary to file community claims to forest land and conducting online sessions with community leaders and grassroots…

In pictures: Adivasi women file land claims under FRA in Chitrakoot AIUFWP and CJP showcase how history was made one step at a time

On March 23, the day celebrated commemorated nationwide as a tribute to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who redefined the revolutionary struggle for Indian independence, the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), assisted by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), has achieved a historic milestone. In our endeavour to support the recognition…

Forest Land Claims filed in Chitrakoot: AIUFWP and CJP make history! Claims filed for eight villages, 10 more in the pipeline

Rights of Adivasis and forest-dwelling communities have always been a key focus area for both, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and our partner organisation All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). We have been supporting these communities, especially their women grassroots leaders, navigate the complex labyrinth of bureaucracy and stake legal claim to…

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