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India – ‘Ready for armed struggle against bauxite mining’ #TribalRights

The opposition and resentment with the political leadership is widespread. Men, women and youth are clear in their stand that they would not allow mining of bauxite.  G.S. SUBRAHMANYAM Armed tribals at a meeting against the proposed bauxite mining in… Continue Reading →

World Adivasi Day – Launch of 24-hour ‘Jala Deeksha’ #tribalrights

Adivasis launch 24-hour ‘Jala Deeksha’ STAFF REPORTER Adivasi activists staging ‘Jala Deeksha’ in the Godavari at Bhadrachalam on Saturday. Photo: Special Arrangement Register their protest against the Polavaram project Activists of various Adivasi organisations launched a 24-hour ‘Jala Deeksha’ in… Continue Reading →

#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 Choudhury… Continue Reading →

#India – Madhya Pradesh govt. cracks down on environmental activists #tribalrights #WTFnews

      BHOPAL, October 3, 2013       PHEROZE L. VINCENT, The Hindu   Hardly a fortnight after the Madhya Pradesh government scuttled the Jal Satyagraha against submergence by dams, it has again come down hard on activists in… Continue Reading →

#India- With Niyamgiri Win , Vedanta Mining case comes to an End ! #tribalrights

Defanging a legislation NITIN SETHI, August 25, 2013 CLAIMANTS TO FORESTLAND: Dongria Kondhs in the backdrop of the Niyamgiri hills where Orissa Mining Corporation and Vedanta propose their venture. Photo: K.R. Deepak GRAM SABHA: A tribal opposing bauxite mining in Jarapa… 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 →

Match Over – Niyamgiri Hills – 12- Vedanta Resources – 0- #TribalRights Win ! #goodnews

12 gram sabha too votes against Vedanta mining in Niyamgiri hills Santosh Patnaik The Hindu “It is time now for Vedanta to gracefully respect public sentiment and pack off its establishment” Efforts of Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), belonging to London-listed… 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 →

#India – Odisha Govt manipulating records to help #Vedanta ? #Tribalrights #indigenous

As the date for gram sabha meetings to decide the fate of mining in Niyamgiri hills nears, activists and Dongria Kondhs allege Odisha government conspiring to ensure no claim of religious rights is made over the proposed bauxite mining area… Continue Reading →

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