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CJP brings Adivasis to Mumbai Shores Sonbhadra comes to Mumbai

On #WorldIndigenousDay, CJP is proud to stand with the Adivasi human rights defenders who are fighting for their ‘jal jangal zameen’. Related: FRA 2006 can’t be diluted Sokalo: An Adivasi warrior who defends her people Lobby of Corporate Interests, Bureaucrats and Mafia looting Forest Land: Roma Sonbhadra’s Mahua Coloured Dreams Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her…

Over 30,000 Adivasis and Forest Dwellers take to the streets Nation-wide protests against eviction and amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927

Protests to defend provisions of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, oppose proposed draconian amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927, and against the government’s antipathy towards the forest dwelling communities, erupted across India on July 22, 2019. More than 30,000 people participated in protests at various locations in different states including Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh,…

Mahua coloured dreams

Mahua coloured dreams Forest produce and its relevance in the lives of forest dwelling communities in Sonbhadra, UP

Mahua, which has found mention in folk poetry, songs and stories is rightly called the “gift of Gods.” Flowering in summer, especially during March and April, the flowers provide respite to the lands and peoples stricken by drought and summers. These deciduous trees flower even as all other trees lie bare. It’s a revered tree…

Forest Rights protests

Forest Rights Movements to intervene “collectively” in SC eviction order case National Consultation on Forest Rights declares protests across the country on July 22

A national consultation on forest and land rights has declared protest actions across India on July 22, tentatively the date for hearing in the case of the recent Supreme Court order on eviction of forest dwelling communities.   Bhumi Adhikar Andolan, a platform working for the land rights of communities called for a two day…

Sokalo Gond: Adivasi warrior who defends her people Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Human rights defender Sokalo Gond who fights for the rights of her people, in Sonbhadra, a forested region of UP. She is one of the most important forces in the struggle for the implementation of forest rights act 2006 in Sonbhadra. Over the years, Sokalo has been working relentlessly with…

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…

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 leader Sokalo Gond Released on Bail CJP's campaign for Forest Rights strengthened

Adivasi leader Sokalo Gond has been released on bail today, in what is a major victory for CJP’s and AIUFWP’s campaign to free Adivasi human rights defenders who have been incarcerated in the course of their struggle for forest rights. We are positive that this will boost our campaign to aid the ongoing fight for…

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

इससे न सत्य मिलेगा न ही न्याय : NHRC की अपर्याप्त जांच पर AIUFWP सचिव रोमा की प्रतिक्रिया मई महीने में सीजेपी और AIUFWP द्वारा की गई साझी शिकायत पर NHRC का जवाब

ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फ़ॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP) की सदस्य रोमा ने 20 जून 2018 को सीजेपी की सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के साथ संयुक्त रूप से एक शिकायत दर्ज कराई थी. इस शिकायत के सम्बन्ध में 20 सितंबर 2018 को राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग (NHRC) से एक जवाब प्राप्त हुआ. ये शिकायत, उत्तर प्रदेश (यूपी) के सोनभद्र के लिलासी गांव में पुलिस द्वारा बरती…

Big victory of tribal struggle in Sonbhadra

A Beautiful Show of Solidarity: Activists group reaches Mirzapur, UP jail to meet Sokalo CJP initiated the meeting with Adivasi leader who has not been released even about a month after bail

Adivasi human rights defender and executive committee member of All Indian Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), Sokalo Gond has been illegally incarcerated since June 2018. Despite the fact that she was granted bail on October 4, 2018, she is yet to be set free. Her release has been delayed on technical and procedural grounds. A group…

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