Cabinet nod to permanent body for welfare of denotified, nomadic tribes

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the constitution of a permanent welfare and development board for denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes. The Cabinet approved the setting up of... Read more »

Tripura police charges three tribal leaders with sedition

The indigenous Borok people of Tripura and their human rights defenders have been targeted for their peaceful human rights work before. On October 2, 2008, a crude bomb was thrown over the... Read more »

Ensure recognition of all community, individual forest rights of STs, OTFDs; single, married women

Feb 18, The Forest Rights Act (FRA) was enacted in 2006 to undo the historical injustice against Adivasis and other traditional forest-dwelling (OTFD) communities by recognizing their pre-existing rights over forest land... Read more »

Govt lawyers absent for FRA hearing as millions of tribals inch closer to froced eviction

New Delhi, Feb 16 What tribal activists and organizations had warned about has happened again. In a letter written around February 4, leaders of the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party... Read more »

Has the government decided to sacrifice Forest Rights Act to benefit corporates?

Feb 16, Opposition leaders, tribal activists and people’s organisations said that in pending cases in the Supreme Court seeking to have this crucial Act struck down, the Central government’s lawyer said nothing... Read more »

Two arrested, many injured in baton charge by Assam Police

Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Two tribal Khasi men were arrested and many people sustained injuries as Assam Police on Thursday resorted to baton charge in Umwali, a disputed area between Meghalaya and Assam,... Read more »

Rahul to launch campaign from village where Indira, Rajiv, Sonia started

Lal Dungri (South Gujarat), Feb 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launches his 2019 election campaign from the same tribal Lal Dungri village in Gujarat’s Dharampur where his grandmother Indira Gandhi... Read more »

Protests against Citizenship Bill in Mizoram, Tripura

Aizawl/Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) Massive demonstrations and protest rallies were held in Mizoram and Tripura on Tuesday to protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. In Mizo National Front (MNF)-ruled Mizoram, the powerful... Read more »

Tribals protest in Ahmedabad demanding implementation of FRA, MNREGA

(IANS) Hundreds of tribals from six districts of Gujarat gathered here at the Sabarmati riverfront and took out a rally demanding implementation of Forest Rights Act (FRA), Food Security Act (FSA) and MNREGA.... Read more »

Shutdown in Nagaland over Citizenship Bill

Kohima, Feb 11 (IANS) Normal life came to standstill in Nagaland on Monday as a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, evoked total response. Shops, business establishments and... Read more »