Assam’s Adivasi Community “BJP Made a Fool of Us”

Laxmi Orang was just 16 when she was assaulted, stripped and paraded naked in Guwahati for fighting to get Assam’s Adivasi community the Scheduled Tribe status. 11 years and numerous protests later,... Read more »

Police cover-up of rape led to the death of an Adivasi teenager in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, Dec. 08 On 10 November, over two thousand Malaivasi tribals took to the streets of Sittilingi, an Adivasi settlement in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, to protest an atrocity... Read more »

Adivasis take active part despite Maoist’s call to boycott poll

Kothagudem, Dec. 08 Despite a call given by Maoists to boycott polls in Telangana, there was good response from voters in agency villages and Maoist affected villages in Bhadradri Kothagudem district. Voters were... Read more »

TRS Turned Deaf Ear to Adivasis’ Long-Standing Demand for Podu Cultivation

(Image: The Hindu) As Telangana gets set for the December 7 Assembly elections, Bandarugudem villagers in Dummugudem Mandal, Badradri Kothagudem district, are skeptical if the new government will provide them with pattas (land titles)... Read more »

Are adivasi voters a confused lot?

Nine ethnic tribes initially united are straining to stay together The current election has not thrown up any possibility of finding a political solution to the Adivasi problem in Telangana, especially in... Read more »

Adivasi Organisations Demand Equality, Gender & Environmental Justice at Sabarimala

Dec. 2 We the following Adivasi organisations hereby express our deep concern on the recent developments and controversies about the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. The social, political and economic interests of the... Read more »

Ten years after Kandhamal anti-Christian violence – by Deba Ranjan

I remember those days when the former prime minister of India late Atal Bihari Vajpayee had suggested for a national debate on conversion though our constitution, even then pointing that the practice... Read more »

“False” charges may be labelled against Adivasi-Dalit rights leader: Dublin-based NGO

Front Line Defenders (FLD), a Dublin (Ireland)-based UN award winning advocacy group, which works with the specific aim of “protecting” human rights defenders at risk, people who work, non-violently, for the rights... Read more »

There is little awareness in tribal women about their one-third presence for gram sabha quorum

WGWLO (Working Group of Women’s Land Ownership) is a network of 18 CSOs, 19 CBOs to increase access and control over the productive resources for women farmers. From 2017 it has started... Read more »

How caste discrimination during and after Kerala floods has affected dalits, adivasis

In August 2018, Kerala reeled under the worst floods witnessed in the past century. Lakhs of people were displaced, over five hundred people lost their lives and the state suffered a loss... Read more »