Mining, real lobbies, tourism projects are seeking to destroy areas where tribal communities live in Goa

The Gakuved federation is an organization registered which was registered in 1981 under the Societies registration Act, 1860. Since then the Gakuved has been actively involved to address the tribal issues before... Read more »

Is the BJP really concerned about India’s poor?

On January 9, the upper house of India’s parliament – the Rajya Sabha – passed a constitutional amendment to lift the cap on reservations in education and public sector jobs from 50 to 60... Read more »

‘A struggle for tribal autonomy against a repressive state’

It is a commitment and, most often, it lasts a lifetime. Without such dedication, it is not possible to document the lives of Maoists and the Adivasi foot soldiers. Alpa Shah set... Read more »

Maharashtra tribal dept sent dissent note to WCD

Jan 13 The proposal of the state women and child development (WCD) department to start providing energy dense nutritious food (EDNF) for malnourished children has met with dissent from not just activists,... Read more »

Attappadi’s short-lived babies

Jan 12 “Njan vishwasichila. Oru kozhapum illatha kutty aayirunnu (I didn’t believe it. The child was perfectly okay),” said Raman as he recalled trembling with shock when a nurse at the Government... Read more »

Assam: Bandh against Centre’s move to grant SC/ST status to six tribes

Assam, Jan 12 Protesters demonstrating against a government move to grant SC/ST status to six tribes burnt tires and used tree trunks to block roads, in the Bodoland Territorial Area districts in... Read more »

Tripura orders magisterial probe into police firing on tribal youths

Agartala, Jan 10 The BJP-led Tripura government on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the police firing on Tuesday injuring six tribal youths, agitating against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Chief Minister Biplab... Read more »

Tribal parties call for shutdown in Tripura on Saturday

Agartala, Jan 11  Six tribal parties have called for a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura on Saturday to protest police firing earlier this week injuring six youths agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill,... Read more »

Tribals’ socio-economic, cultural rights being compromised in race to meet developmental goals

A written representation was made by civil rights organizations, Samata and mines, minerals & People (mm&P), to members of Parliament* of different political parties in relation to social and economic issues faced... Read more »

Bill soon to give tribal status to six Assam communities: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that a bill will be introduced in Parliament soon to give Scheduled Tribe status to six communities in Assam. Speaking on the Citizenship Amendment Bill... Read more »