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Who sprayed chemicals in an eco-sensitive forest area in Haldwani? Brave Van Gujjar woman’s video recording reveals atrocities by Forest Department officials

“Hit me, I dare you… Do what you want, don’t you have stomachs,” a woman belonging to the forest dwelling Van Gujjar community is heard confronting a man, reportedly a Forest Department guard who can be heard threatening her. She was recording a video of the guards attacking a group of her fellow Van Gujjar community members who were resisting the department’s plan to…

पराली ख़रीद कर वायु प्रदूषण से लड़ रहें है वन गुज्जर उत्तराखण्ड राज्य में पराली जलाई नहीं जाती, बल्कि उचित मूल्य में खरीद लेते हैं वन गुज्जर समुदाय

यह रिपोर्ट CJP के ग्रासरूट फ़ेलोशिप प्रोग्राम का हिस्सा है, और वन गुज्जर समुदाय के युवा नेता अमीर हमज़ा ने इस रिपोर्ट को तैयार किया है। वन गुज्जर एक घुमन्तु समुदाय है, जो पशुपालन कर के अपना जीवन व्यापन करता है। इस लेख में अमीर हमज़ा ने इस बात पर प्रकाश डाला है कि, किस…

Van Gujjars emerge as Air Pollution Warriors Buy stubble from Uttarakhand farmers so it doesn’t need to be burnt

The work of conservation and preservation of forests has been going on for centuries. For the last few years, the Van Gujjar community has played a symbiotic role in increasing the income of the farmers and preventing air pollution. Earlier, farmers polluted the air by burning stubble, while livestock rearing communities had to gather stubble…

CJP-AIUFWP move NCW against sexual assault and abuse of Van Gujjar women The women were brutally beaten up in broad daylight and were subjected to gendered violence in custody

After having registered its complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) along with All India Union for Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have now approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) against police personnel and forest officials of Rajaji National Park, Dehradun. The petition to NHRC was regarding the human rights…

CJP-AIUFWP petition NCST to take note of atrocities against Van Gujjars Their shelter destroyed, members of the tribe were even subjected to custodial violence

The injustices meted out to some members of the Van Gujjar community of Rajaji National park Dehradun, allegedly by forest officials and police personnel, have been brought to the notice of the National Commission of Scheduled Tribes (NCST). In a joint petition, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and the All India Union for Forest…

Tharu women allege assault in Dudhwa, FIR registered Amid lockdown, forest working people are being repeatedly harassed by forest officials

On July 1st, Forest officials and the local police attacked the residents of Kajaria Village in Dudhwa, U.P. Many were seriously injured and women were physically assaulted. Taking advantage of the lockdown, forest officials have been continuously harassing and brutalising forest working people and ethnic communities, over the past couple of months. Forest working women of the Tharu…

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