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Allahabad HC seeks information on two missing tribal women Times of India

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court on Friday directed the UP government’s counsel to provide information with regard to alleged illegal detention of two tribal (Adivasi) women of Sonbhadra district, who have been missing and their whereabouts are not known since they were forcibly taken away by police on June 18. Hearing a habeas corpus writ petition filed…

Damodar Turi’s battle in Jharkhand Human Rights Defender

Damodar Turi has been at the forefront of several protests against forced land acquisition and displacement of Adivasi communities in Jharkhand. He was arrested on February 15 (2018) from Ranchi under the UAPA Act and later put into solitary confinement on March 23 (2018) along with other activists. As per the law, solitary confinement of…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

सोनभद्र UP में मानवाधिकार रक्षक गिरफ्तार, NHRC ने किया हस्तक्षेप, कारवाई का दिया आश्वासन AIUFWP नेता रोमा और अन्य लोगों ने CJP के नेतृत्व में NHRC रजिस्ट्रार से बात की, उन्हें अवैध गिरफ्तारियों का ब्यौरा सौंपा

नेशनल ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन (NHRC) ने मामले में हस्तक्षेप करते हुए सोनभद्र के पुलिस अधीक्षक और ज़िला न्यायधीश से 6 जून को सोनभद्र में हुई आदिवासी महिलाओं और पुरुषों की अवैध हिरासत और उसपर हुई कारवाई के बारे में पूछा. हिरासत में लिए गए सभी लोग ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ़ फारेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल्स (AIUFWP) के साथ…

FRC Robertsganj, UP seeks withdrawal of “illegal” notice Notice over "illegal occupation of land" issued to Forest Rights Committee members

In the latest development in the forest rights struggle in Sonbhadra, the Sub District Magistrate (SDM) of Robertsganj has issued notices for “illegal occupation of land” to the president and members of the Forest Rights Committee (FRC). Notably, the people had filed Community resource rights claims, along with 16 Gram Sabhas (GS), on March 23,…

Adivasi Forest Movement leader Sukalo arrested

URGENT ALERT: Adivasi Forest Movement leader Sukalo arrested Even as UP’s Forest Minister assures Action on Incidents of Police violence, Police Carry Out Clandestine Arrests

Sukalo Gond, the treasurer of AIUFWP, along with Kismatiya Gond and Sukhdev Gond were arrested in a clandestine manner from Chopan station, Sonbhadra, UP just as they were returning after a meeting with the state forest minister, Dara Singh Chauhan and Forest Secretary in Lucknow on June 6. Sukhdev Gond is resident of village Lilasi…

Police Brutality against UP Adivasis

Police Brutality against UP Adivasis: NHRC assures action after CJP intervention DM Sonbhadra asked to submit report within three weeks

The National Commission for Human Rights (NHRC) has ordered the District Magistrate (DM) of Sonbhadra to conduct a probe into the incident of police brutality in which several women, children and others were attacked on May 18. They were beaten up after they staked claim to forest land under Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006, Uttar Pradesh. On…

Assault on Fundamental Freedoms of Adivasi Forest Workers Arrests in Sonbhadra, UP

On May 18, even as the Workshop on ‘Community Rights Governance & Forest Rights Act, 2006’ (organised by CJP’s partners the All India Union of Forest Working People-AIUFWP) was underway, at Lucknow, one of the human rights defenders received a frantic call from the villagers of Lilasi, a small village in Dudhi tehsil of Sonebhadra district, Uttar Pradesh.…

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Join CJP’s campaign to quash False Cases against Adivasis in Odisha Sign petition to CM Naveen Patnaik NOW!

CJP is focusing its resources in helping Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) being targeted with false cases for fighting from the ground, to negotiate the Indian legal system and continue the good fight. Battling False and Mala-fide cases in the Courts is a Special Focus Action Area of CJP. CJP has been following up the developments…

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Jharkhand HC Admits Petition on Mass Incarceration of Adivasis & Dalits Youth from oppressed sections of society languishing in jail due to inordinate delays

After several preliminary hearings, the Jharkand HC has admitted the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Persecuted Prisoners Solidarity Committee [PPSC] on under-trial prisoners in the jails of Jharkhand. Several thousands of them, mostly Adivasi and Dalit youth, who have been languishing in prison because their trials have been deliberately prolonged. If speedy trial had…

Hope In The Face of State Apathy Indramal Bai’s institutional murder and subsequent events

In the face of the allegedly blatant prevarications of the Madhya Pradesh police and multiple attempts to cover up the suicide of Indramal Bai, a Pardhi community woman and the daily atrocities committed on the community, the kith and kin of Indramal and activist groups in Bhopal pledge to take the fight of this most…

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