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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…

Towards Strengthening Women Leadership at the Grassroots CJP In Saharanpur

All India Union of Forest Working People ( AIUFWP) organized a community women leaders meet where front line women leaders as well as young women activists participated. CJP’s Secretary Teesta Setalvad conducted training on Forest Rights, Constitution and Women. Related: CJP works towards release of detainees in Assam Teesta Setalvad empowers citizens and questions modalities…

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…

Commitment to Forest Rights

Writ Petition: Wildlife First vs Union of India Volume I and II

In 2008, Wildlife First along with a few other NGOs filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court of India challenging the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (the FRA). The Petition based this contention on following grounds: That the FRA was violative of Articles…

FRA, 2006 के तहत ऐसे जताई जाती है जमीन पर दावेदारी वनाधिकार कानून 2006 के तहत वन भूमि पर व्यक्तिगत या सामूहिक अधिकार की दावेदारी एक जटिल प्रक्रिया है

इस प्रस्तुति में हमने उन चीजों को तलाशा है, जिनकी वन भूमि पर रहने वाले लोगों को अपनी जमीन पर हक की दावेदारी के दौरान जरूरत होती है. हमने यह पता करने की कोशिश की है कि वनाधिकार कानून 2006 के तहत अपनी जमीन पर दावे के लिए किन चीजों की जरूरत पड़ती है? क्या…

SC on FRA

SC admits Intervention Applications by CJP and AIUFWP to defend Forest Rights Act 2006 CJP fights for FRA 2006

The intervention application filed by the Adivasi women and forest movement leaders Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana backed by the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), two organisations that have been actively campaigning for forest rights, have been admitted by the Supreme court of India. We’ve…

Wildlife Conservation group Wildlife Trust of India withdraws challenge to FRA, 2006 Withdrawal a vindication of Adivasis’ claims of a symbiotic relationship with Forests

In a significant step, the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), India’s foremost nature conservation organisation, has withdrawn from the array of parties who filed a petition in Supreme Court as long back as in 2008 challenging the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights), Act 2006 (FRA, 2006).…

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