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Forest Rights and Covid-19: Through the eyes of UP and Uttarakhand grassroot activists Part-1 of CJP’s webinar reveals how authorities are abusing their power to usurp rights of forest dwellers

On August 7 and 8, 2020, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) conducted a two-day webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19. The objective of this unique initiative was to provide a platform to forest rights defenders to share how officials of the forest department, police force…

वनाधिकार आंदोलन और कोविड-19: एक वेबिनार सीजेपी और अखिल भारतीय वन-जन श्रमजीवी युनियन द्वारा आयोजित

देश भर के वन निवासियों की आवाज सुनें इनमें से कइयों ने भूमि अधिकार के लिए लंबी और साहसिक लड़ाई लड़ी है. देखिये, जाने-माने वकील, कार्यकर्ता, विद्वान और पत्रकार एक साथ आकर इस बात का विश्लेषण कर रहे हैं, कि कैसे राज्य ने कोविड-19 का इस्तेमाल, वन निवासियों पर, वनाधिकार पर और पर्यावरण पर हमले…

पर्यावरण दिवस पर सोनभद्र से सोकालो गोंड का संदेश Sokalo Gond, Leading Member of AIUFWP, on World Environment Day

जल, जंगल , ज़मीन के लिए लड़ने वाली , अखिल भारतीय वन-जन श्रमजीवी यूनियन की वरिष्ठ नेत्री सोकालो गोंड का पर्यावरण दिवस पर सोनभद्र से संदेश Related: Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana move SC demanding forest rights Sokalo: An Adivasi warrior who defends her people Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her tool, FRA activist marches on…

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…

Breaking: All Intervention Applications defending FRA, 2006 admitted by SC HRDs Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana’s IA backed by CJP and AIUFWP also admitted, interveners to file written submissions

In a major breakthrough for Adivasi organisations and advocates of rights of forest dwelling communities, the Supreme Court of India has admitted all the 19 intervention applications that had been filed before it urging it to stop the eviction of millions of forest dwellers. Filed by different sets of directly concerned individuals and organisations, all…

SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

Forest Rights case: SC directs states to file Compliance Affidavits Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana file Intervention Application backed by CJP and AIUFWP

The Supreme Court has directed states that have not filed compliance affidavits on the matter of implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, to do so within a fortnight. Wild Life First v/s Union of India –a batch of petitions filed in 2008 challenging the constitutional validity of the Forest Rights Act of 2006 came up…

Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana lead the campaign for Forest Rights in SC Intervention Application backed by CJP and AIUFWP

Adivasi human rights defenders Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana have moved Supreme Court praying for justice for millions of forest dwellers, especially women, who have been denied forest rights, and now face the prospect of eviction from their traditional habitats. The duo have filed an intervention application in the ongoing case led by Wildlife First.…

Administration on its toes

12 villages commemorate Shahadat of Sokalo’s son in Sonbhadra, UP Administration on its toes

Villagers and forest dwelling people from as many as twelve villages in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh (UP) gathered to commemorate the death anniversary of human rights defender Sokalo Gond’s son, Mithilesh Gond, on Sunday, July 14. Mithilesh died six years ago in a Hindalco hospital located in Renukoot, UP reportedly because of the negligence of the…

A quest for Dignity and Justice

A quest for Dignity and Justice Sonbhadra Forest Movement leader calls for protests on July 14

Forest movement leader and Human Rights Defender (HRD) Sokalo Gond calls for July 14 to be commemorated in the memory of her son who died allegedly because of Hindalco doctors’ apathy. “The day he died, we went to buy school dress, pencils and everything else for the other children. He was getting fever for some…

Sokalo Gond: Adivasi warrior who defends her people Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Human rights defender Sokalo Gond who fights for the rights of her people, in Sonbhadra, a forested region of UP. She is one of the most important forces in the struggle for the implementation of forest rights act 2006 in Sonbhadra. Over the years, Sokalo has been working relentlessly with…

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