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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…

Sofiya Khatun's case

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…

Sokalo Gond Released from Jail Today Victory for CJP and AIUFWP's campaign to release forest rights defenders

Sokalo Gond an Adivasi human rights defender & executive committee member of AIUFWP was illegally incarcerated since June 2018. Despite being granted bail on October 4, technical & procedural issues kept Sokalo behind bars till today. After 5 long months in jail she walks free today. Related: A Beautiful Show of Solidarity: Activists group reaches…

UP police

Kismatiya and Sukhdev free, but UP Police continue to harass villagers Paste threatening note outside villager's hut!

Uttar Pradesh (UP) police are allegedly continuing to harass Adivasis in Sonbhadra region. Just days after Kismatiya and Sukhdev Gond were released following three grueling months in prison, the police have started harassing Nandu Gond, another Lilasi villager. CJP has learnt that the police have pasted a notice outside his house saying, “बेल करवा लो…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

सोनभद्र UP में मानवाधिकार रक्षक गिरफ्तार, NHRC ने किया हस्तक्षेप, कारवाई का दिया आश्वासन AIUFWP नेता रोमा और अन्य लोगों ने CJP के नेतृत्व में NHRC रजिस्ट्रार से बात की, उन्हें अवैध गिरफ्तारियों का ब्यौरा सौंपा

नेशनल ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन (NHRC) ने मामले में हस्तक्षेप करते हुए सोनभद्र के पुलिस अधीक्षक और ज़िला न्यायधीश से 6 जून को सोनभद्र में हुई आदिवासी महिलाओं और पुरुषों की अवैध हिरासत और उसपर हुई कारवाई के बारे में पूछा. हिरासत में लिए गए सभी लोग ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ़ फारेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल्स (AIUFWP) के साथ…

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