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This is the land of our ancestors: Adivasi man writes to CJP Bihar man recounts abuse inflicted by Forest Department

“We are fighting the Forest Department for our right to the water, the forests and the land. We say that all of this [forests] is ours and shall remain ours. This forest is our livelihood. This is our ancestor’s land. We have been living here forever,” said 65-year-old Adivasi, Ram Surat Singh. However, the frustrated…

जल, जंगल, जमीन हमारा था, है और हमारा ही रहेगा – राम सूरत सिंह बुजुर्ग आदिवासी की जुबानी, वन विभाग के उत्पीड़न की कहानी

आदिवासी अपनी जल, जंगल जमीन को बचाने की जद्दोजहद में निरंतर जुटे हैं। बिहार के अधौरा के बरडीह गांव निवासी 65 वर्षीय बुजुर्ग आदिवासी राम सूरत सिंह ने अपनी पीड़ा CJP के साथ शेयर की है। इस दौरान उन्होंने बड़े ही मार्मिक तरीके से बताया कि वे अपनी आजीविका चलाने के लिए किस तरह का…

NPR-NRC सिर्फ़ मुस्लिम विरोधी नहीं है Social Activists explain how NPR-NRC is discriminatory

जानी-मानी हस्तियों और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं ने भारत की मुस्लिम आबादी के अलावा उन लोगों के बारे में बताया, जो राष्ट्रव्यापी एनपीआर-एनआरसी और सीएए से सबसे अधिक प्रभावित होंगे। Related: Why the CAA must be opposed, because it discriminates Advocate Mihir Desai’s point by point rebuttal of the GOI’s FAQ on CAA/ NPR-NRC NPR-NRC – FAQs

Thousands of Adivasis demand the implementation of FRA 2006 To ask for their land rights and protest illegal evictions

Thousands of Adivasis, Forest Workers, Forest Dwellers and Forest Rights Activists gathered around the parliament, on 21st November, to ask for their land rights, demand the implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 and protest illegal evictions in light of upcoming hearing in the Supreme Court.

Mass protests & Sansad Gherao against continued Adivasi evictions Forest Rights Groups prepare to protest the dilution of FRA 2006

Forest Rights Groups are preparing for a ‘Sansad Gherao’ on November 21st at Sansad Marg, Delhi. The Gherao, along with state, district and village level actions, have been planned to protest violations of people’s rights and dilution of Forest Rights Act of 2006 despite a Supreme Court stay on evictions. Come join us in this…

The High Level Committee’s Report on Socio-economic, Health and Educational Status of Tribal Communities of India (May 29, 2014) Committee headed by Prof. Virginius Xaxa

In August 2014, the Prime Minister’s Office constituted a High-Level Committee (HLC) with Prof. Virginius Xaxa as Chairperson. In its Terms of Reference (TOR), the Committee was mandated “to examine the socioeconomic, educational and health status of tribal communities and recommend appropriate interventional measures to improve the same”. The Report comprises thematic sections based on…

Expert Group Report on Development Challenges in Extremist Affected Areas (May 2006) The Planning Commission set up the 16-Member Expert Group on “Development Issues to deal with the causes of Discontent, Unrest and Extremism”.

The Group was established to investigate into the processes and causes which contributed to “continued tensions and alienation in the areas of unrest and discontent”, such as wide-spread displacement, forest issues, insecure tenancies and other forms of exploitation, identify causes for low social and human development indicators, suggest measures to upgrade the levels of governance…

Joint Committee Report on the Scheduled Tribes (Recognition Of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005 The Committee was formed by the Parliament to consider the provisions and possible ramifications of the 2005 Bill

The Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005 sought to recognise forest rights of forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes (FDSTs) who have been occupying the land before October 25, 1980. This Bill did not recognise communities which depend on the forest for their survival and livelihood but don’t constitute forest dwellers or Scheduled Tribes. After…

Police Brutality against UP Adivasis

Mass protests & Sansad Gherao against continued Adivasi evictions on Nov 21 Despite SC stay, forest dwellers continue to be harassed by the government

Bhumi Adhikar Andolan and forest rights groups have planned multi-level protests in response to the unrelenting violation of people’s rights and dilution of Forest Rights Act, despite a Supreme Court stay on evictions. From November 17, 2019 onward, state, district and village level actions have been planned by movement groups to protest these violations. The…

Nivada

Adivasi warrior Nivada Rana fights for her people in the Supreme Court Human Rights Defender

Nivada Rana is a forest rights leader from Suda village in Dudhwa National Park on the India-Nepal border. The Vice-President of Tharu Adivasi Mahila Majdur Kisan Manch and National Executive member of “All Indian Union of Forest Working People” (AIUFWP), Nivada has been one of the most vociferous Adivasi human rights defender along with being…

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