Tribal leaders in Bastar claim that security forces killed 10 innocent people and raped children

Bastar, March 6, Human rights defender and tribal leaders Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi released a statement on the murder of 10 innocent people by security forces in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. They spoke... Read more »

Who is accountable if tribals get evicted from their lands, ask activists

Several rights groups and associations took to the streets of the national capital on Tuesday to call a nationwide bandh to protest the eviction threat to tribals and forest-dwellers despite the Forest... Read more »

Bharat bandh evokes mixed response in Bihar

Patna, March 5 (IANS) The day-long Bharat bandh called by Dalit and Tribal groups on Tuesday demanding forest rights for adivasis and job security for ad hoc teachers, and protesting the anti-reservation policy... Read more »

Bharat Bandh: UGC Roster, Forest Rights Bone of Contention as Tribal, Dalit Outfits Demand Ordinance

Source:www.news18.comBharat Bandh LIVE: Tribal and Dalit rights organisations have called for an all-India bandh on Tuesday against the Supreme Court order on their eviction from their habitat. Though the court had put... Read more »

Bhim Army to protest tribal eviction and 13 point roster on March 15

March 5, The Bahujan community has been angry with the central government’s inaction and collusion over stripping and diluting the SC/ST/OBC reservations. After the Supreme Court ordered the eviction of tribals from... Read more »

Bharat Bandh declared by Tribals, Dalits on March 5

Source:guwahatiplus.comTribals across several states have called for Bharat Bandh to protest against a recent Supreme Court order that might lead to mass-scale evictions of tribal and forest-dwelling families. It is to be... Read more »

Eviction of Adivasis: The Order Should Be Quashed

March 3, We are shocked and appalled by the Supreme Court order dated 20/2/2019 for eviction of Adivasis and other Traditional Forest dwellers from their Traditional habitats, thus depriving them their right... Read more »

Here’s How States Illegally Rejected Land Claims

Chittorgarh (Rajasthan), March 2, Breaking the law isn’t something one is usually proud of. But for Devi Lal, a resident of a forest village in southern Rajasthan, a court summons for encroaching on forest... Read more »

Golden opportunity to meet, resolve tribal land issues, access to own forest resources, lost?

Three years before the Forest Rights Act (FRA) came into force, scholars RK Rao and SR Sankaran wrote in the “Economic and Political Weekly” (November 15, 2003) how a variety of forest... Read more »

Conservation groups should be helping Adivasis save forests. Instead, they are working to evict them

Source:scroll.inThe Supreme Court’s now stayed order to evict over 10 lakh families of forest dwellers has resurrected an old debate between forest rights groups and the conservation lobby. The Supreme Court’s now stayed order to... Read more »

All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam demands probe into hooch tragedy

Source:sentinelassam.com The Lakhimpur district unit of All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam raised strong voice demanding the legitimate punishment of the excise department officials and police personnel, as a consequence of whose dereliction resulting... Read more »

Cabinet approves National Mineral Policy 2019

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the National Mineral Policy 2019 with an aim to ensure more a sustainable mining sector, more effective regulation and to encourage private... Read more »

Jharkhand Adivasis protest failure to get ration for months, Aadhaar biometric snag

Credits:www.counterview.netHundreds of Adivasis of several villages of Jharkhand’s Khuntpani block (West Singhbhum district) protested at the block administration’s office against the denial of ration, use of Aadhaar and other irregularities in the... Read more »

M’tra Moves to Displace Thousands of Tribals & Forest Dwellers

Feb 28, A Times of India report of February 27 reports that, following the Supreme Court order to clear forest land in possession of people whose title claims were rejected under the... Read more »

Centre moves SC, seeks modification in order on eviction of tribals from forest areas

(IANS) The Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its February 13 order directing the states to evict “forest-dwelling scheduled tribes” (FDSTs) and “other traditional forest dwellers” (OTFDs) from the... Read more »

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 »