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#India – Adivasis and the New Land Acquisition Act #Tribals #Indigenous #mustread

Vol – XLVIII No. 41, October 12, 2013 | Chitrangada Choudhury, EPW Much work remains to be done if the new Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act has to mark a meaningful shift for India’s adivasi communities. Chitrangada Choudhury (chitrangada@csds.in) Chitrangada Choudhury… Continue Reading →

#India – Niyamraja’s Tribals won’t bow to #Vedanta #indigenous #mustread

Dilip SatapathyLanjigarh  October 8, 2013 BS,   The battle is won but celebrations are awaited – that sums up the mood of tribals who unanimously rejected the plan to mine bauxite on Odisha‘s Niyamgiri hills during the course of 12 gram sabhas held here… Continue Reading →

#India – Nod to Vedanta on paper but villagers unaware of consent #indigenous #WTFnews

SUVOJIT BAGCHI,  BAYSI (NORTH CHHATTISGARH), October 8, 2013 Up “We don’t know how the villagers can consent to diversion of forest land five days after denouncing it” It all started with great excitement — organising groups, motivating young women to lead… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribals in Odisha allege deprivation of land rights #indigenous

  BHUBANESWAR, September 3, 2013 Staff Reporter, The Hindu The Hindu Seeking JUSTICE:Members of the Odisha Adibasi Mahasabha demonstrating in front of the office of the Revenue Inspector at Chandaka in Khurda district on Monday.- Photo: Lingaraj Panda Hundreds of tribal inhabitants… Continue Reading →

#India- Niyamgiri still out of reach, Vedanta scouts for other bauxite sources #tribalrights #indigenous

  Author(s): T N Vijayalakshmi [1] Issue Date: 2013-8-19 Biodiverse Gandhamardan where mining attempts were abandoned earlier after massive public protests also on the radar of metal giant Vedanta‘s Lanjigarh refinery Vedanta Alumina Limited‘s (VAL’s) hopes of sourcing bauxite from Niyamgiri… Continue Reading →

Madhya Pradesh, Eviction drive turns deadly for Gond adivasis #indigenous #tribalrights

PHEROZE L. VINCENT, The Hindu The HinduRelatives and villagers carry the body Bishan Dhurve for burial in ‘Savligarh’ range reserve forest in Betul District of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Photo: A M Faruqui The HinduRelatives mourn during the funeral procession… Continue Reading →

Tharu tribes in Dudhwa ,U.P submit their Claim of Community Resources #indigenous #tribalrights

 Below is a detailed report of thousands of Adivasi files community forest resource claims in Dudhwa National Park, District Lakhimpur Khiri, Uttar Pradesh. Around 2220 claims of community resource rights were filed with the tribal affair department project officer on 31st… Continue Reading →

Tribals in Madhya Pradesh facing threat from coal miners,violation of #FRA #indigenous

JULY 23, 2013 People gathering for a meeting of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti Senior activist of Setu Center for Social Knowledge and Action, Ahmedabad, Ashok Shrimali*, who is closely associated with advocacy issues related with people affected by mining across India, says the… Continue Reading →

The Irony of Targets: Sterilisations in Jharkhand #indigenous

  By Priya John After six of their children survived the crucial first five years, Dabri Paharin (name changed) and her husband were content with their family size. They decided to adopt a permanent method of contraception – Sterilisation. Among… Continue Reading →

BIG BLOW for #Vedanta as Dongaria tribals reject mining on Niyamgiri hills #Indigenous

Jayajit Dash  |  Serkapadi (Rayagada)  July 18, 2013 , BS Locals at Palli sabha feverishly pitched for safeguarding rights of the Kondhs  It’s a resounding no from the Dongaria Kondhs of this hilly village to the bauxite mining project proposed on top of Niyamgiri hills, a natural treasure… Continue Reading →

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