10,000 Jharkhand Tribals protest against SC order

Ranchi, Feb 26, India is witnessing major protest from tribal groups following the Supreme Court’s order to evict over 10 lakh tribal and forest-dwelling households from forest land across 17 states in... Read more »

‘Historic Injustice’ to Adivasis made permanent

By Stan Swamy Feb 26, There are three significant SC judgments on the indigenous Adivasi people’s rights over their land and natural resources: 1)      In 2011 the SC, hearing a complaint petition by... Read more »

In ordering Eviction of Millions of Adivasis, the SC contradicts itself

Feb 26, There are three significant SC judgments on the indigenous Adivasi people’s rights over their land and natural resources: 1.  In 2011, the SC, hearing a complaint petition by a young... Read more »

Amit Shah asks BJP CMs to file review petitions in SC to safeguard tribals

(IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday spoke to Chief Ministers of party-ruled states and asked them to file review petitions in the wake of Supreme Court’s February 13 order directing Chief Secretaries... Read more »

Jharkhand to file review petition against SC order to remove tribals from forest land

Ranchi, Feb 25 (IANS) Considering the demand of the political parties including the Opposition, the Jharkhand government has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the eviction of tribal... Read more »

Rajasthan tribals aggrieved over SC eviction notice, to march to parliament on March 2

By Archana Sharma Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) A Supreme Court recent order on the time-bound eviction of tribals and other households living in forests, whose claims have been rejected by the authorities under... Read more »

Mizoram’s tribal refugees seek to know electoral status

Agartala/Aizawl, Feb 23 (IANS) The first-time voters from among the 35,000 tribal immigrants from Mizoram, sheltered in Tripura for the past 21 years, do not know whether their names have been included in... Read more »

Rajnath urges peace in Arunachal Pradesh in PRC row

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In the wake of the ongoing protests in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh against the proposal to grant permanent resident certificates (PRC) to six tribal communities, Union Home... Read more »

Corporate Conservationists use Judicial Process to Annihilate India’s Indigenous People

Feb 23, A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra has ordered eviction of Adivasis and other forest dwelling communities from the ‘forest’ regions whose claims for entitlement have been rejected... Read more »

Will defend Forest Rights Act: Tribal Affairs Ministry

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Tribal Affairs Ministry on Friday said that it will defend the constitutional validity of the Forest Rights Act in order to safeguard the interests of the tribals... Read more »

SC order on Forest Rights Act to “trigger” forced eviction

Feb 22, In a strong reaction, one of the top-most international NGOs, Amnesty International, has termed the recent Supreme Court ruling of Forest Rights Act (FRA) as “devastating”, warning, this could render... Read more »

Whose bogus claims? Anti-forest rights petitioners’ arguments “misleading”

Feb 22, The forest rights organization, Campaign for Survival and Dignity (CSD), claiming to have presence in a dozen states, has strongly contested the statement issued by Wildlife First’s Praveen Bhargav “on... Read more »

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 »