Attempt to destroy centuries-old custom: Kerala Tribals on Sabarimala issue

Tribals living in the hills around Sabarimala alleged that the government and the Travancore Devaswom Board were trying to demolish centuries-old customs by allowing entry of women in the 10-50 age group... Read more »

Tribal, Dalit studies centre set up at Krishnadevaraya University

A Ramanika Gupta Centre for Tribal and Dalit Literary Studies and Development has been established at the Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University. A fund of ₹5 lakh has been donated by the Ramanika Trust... Read more »

A constitutional expert, Jaipal Singh Munda was a champion of adivasi politics and empowerment

By: Sheshu Babu “I rise to speak on behalf of unknown hordes – yet very important – of unrecognised warriors of freedom, the original people of India who have variously been known... Read more »

Systematic targeting, repression of tribal activists, forest dwellers in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh

The statement by India’s civil society network, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), condemning filing of “false cases” against All-India Union of Forest Working People (AIUWFP) leaders and “continued incarceration” of Adivasi... Read more »

Dozen starvation deaths in Jharkhand “suggests” govt indifference towards people’s food insecurity

-Asharfi Nand Prasad* Over the past ten months at least 12 persons may have succumbed to hunger in Jharkhand. Yet, instead of taking action against functionaries leading to these deaths and taking... Read more »

Nearly a Third of India’s Adivasis Fear Being Framed for Maoist Activities, Finds Study

A substantial chunk of India’s marginalised population harbours fears of being falsely implicated in anti-state Maoist activities as well as petty crimes – a feeling only reinforced by the recent arrests in... Read more »

Fadnavis government slammed for tagging Dalits and Adivasi youth as Naxals and Maoists

Maharashtra Police have cracked down on several places in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence. They have also made several arrest related to this and found some Naxal-maoist links... Read more »

Gujarat Man Beaten Up for Using ‘Sinh’ in Name on Facebook, 3rd Such Attack in Two Weeks

Palanpur (Gujarat): In the third such incident within two weeks, a man belonging to an Other Backward Class community was allegedly beaten up by ‘upper caste’ men for using the suffix ‘Sinh’ in... Read more »