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Forest Right Act 2006

Join CJP’s fight to protect the rights of forest working people Stand with CJP and AIUFWP to protect the FRA 2006

From our forests to the Supreme court, CJP and AIUFWP are fighting to protect the rights of those who protect our forests, despite the pandemic. Stand with us to protect Forest Rights. Donate here: https://cjp.org.in/donate Related: Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand Forest Rights: Van Gujjar family released on bail, after custodial assault Sokalo…

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…

Lilasi Adivasis get death threats for opposing land grab attempt Write letter to various authorities alleging complicity of local police

In yet another act of impunity, Adivasis protesting illegal construction on forest land were chased away by hired thugs who allegedly threatened to burn them alive if the Adivasis ever returned to the site. The incident took place in Lilasi village that falls under the jurisdiction of the Muirpur police station in Sonebhadra district of Uttar…

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…

CJP moves NHRC against police and forest officials in Dehradun for assaulting tribals Van Gujjars were beaten up, their shelter destroyed, they were even subjected to custodial violence

CJP and the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have brought to the attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) a recent instance of blatant violation of legal as well as human rights of Van Gujjars of Dehradun at the hands of police and forest officials. The complaint showcases how the officials not only…

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.

Woman, Van Gujjar, Forest Dweller – the roles & intersectionalities in Mariam’s life The Right to a Voice Revisited - Van Gujjar Women & Intersections of Community Mobilization

“One woman standing up against an unjust law is unlikely to achieve much on her own; many women working together, however, are more likely to provoke change” (Rowland 1998) I had first read about a Van Gujjar named Mariam in an article titled “Tribal Women in UP: Challenging the Panchayat System” in Diana Vinding’s book…

Frequently Asked Questions on the Forest Rights Act, 2006 Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme

This document contains a categorised list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Forest Rights Act, 2006. The document categorises FAQs into several sections, including titles like “Implementation Procedure of FRA”, “Applicability of FRA”, “Eligibility Criteria for FDSTs and OTFDs”, “Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups”, “Minor Forest Produce”, and “Conversion of Forest Villages and Unsurveyed Villages”.…

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