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First tribal woman from Kerala to qualify for the IAS credits MNERGA scheme

Rahul cited Sreedhanya’s achievement in Wayanad as evidence that the job scheme was working and took a dig at Narendra Modi By K.M. Rakesh in Kalpetta(Kerala) AddThis Sharing Buttons15 The first tribal woman from Kerala to qualify for the IAS told Rahul… Continue Reading →

Accused of human rights violations, DIG Amresh Mishra to return to Bastar

Lingaram Kodopi Ligaram Kodopi is an Adivasi journalist, documentary film maker based in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. In 2016, Lingaram Kodopi—Adivasi journalist and nephew of activist Soni Sori—wrote a letter to the President of India, seeking urgent intervention in continuous harassment of Soni… Continue Reading →

The killing of Sukhi: A story behind fake encounters and elusive justice in Bastar

Freny Manecksha Early in February this year, Chhattisgarh cabinet minister—Kawasi Lakhma, shot off a letter to the chief minister, disputing the police account of the killing of an Adivasi woman—Podiyam Sukhi—by security forces in Sukma district calling it a fake… Continue Reading →

Proposed amendment to Indian Forest Act would deepen injustice

By Gladson Dungdung  Photo: Joyjeet Das The amendments proposed in the colonial-era Indian Forest Act, 1927 reflect the Centre’s attempt to grab natural resources owned by tribals for generations. As per the new draft, forest officials have been given the absolute… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – Tribal girls raped in hostel, 2 officials held #Vaw

Mazhar Ali TNN Chandrapur: The superintendent and deputy superintendent of a tribal girls’ hostel attached to an English medium school in Rajura town of Chandrapur were arrested over the weekend for sexual abuse of girls. The arrests were made after… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand: Old ox dies, mob kills man, three injured are booked for bovine slaughter

Police said a case was registered against those injured after a complaint by the accused villagers. “We have registered a case against the three injured under The Jharkhand Bovine Animal Prohibition of Slaughter Act,” said M L Meena, ADG (operations)…. Continue Reading →

PUDR condemns Killing of Legislator and 4 others in Dantewada

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) Delhi 10. 04.19 Condemn Killing of Legislator and Four Others in Dantewada Demand violence free elections People’s Union of Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the Maoist attack in Dantewada in which BJP legislator Bhima… Continue Reading →

‘A life without fear of security forces and Naxalites, can any party promise us that?’

 Naxal-infested Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, villagers are caught in an endless cycle of harassment and losing loved ones to ‘encounters’ as security forces routinely label them as Naxalite supporters.By Prateek Goyal| Across the country, from big cities like Mumbai and Delhi to… Continue Reading →

Soni Sori on National Politics and ‘Change’ in Bastar

“Our fight is not just for the Adivasis, but for everyone in the country. Without the Adivasis you have no hope of protecting your nature, your resources or your humanity. We might be ‘illiterates’ for you, but we Adivasis are… Continue Reading →

The Real Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy

by- Freny Manecksha When veteran leader and former trade unionist George Fernandes died earlier this year, obituaries referred to his days during the Emergency and the Baroda dynamite conspiracy case which was a key chapter in his life. Fernandes, it… Continue Reading →

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