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Appeal to the BJP Government: Stop Attacking The Rights of Tribals and Forest Dwellers

To: Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India New Delhi Subject: Attack on tribals and forest dwellers by Central government Dear Shri Modiji, We are writing to express our deep concern at the active attempt to attack the rights of… Continue Reading →

Assam – Fact Finding Report on Rajnikhal eviction in village of Cachar District

by manushtaniya The temporary tin-shade where the affected families presently staying.(image captured by Neharul Ahmed Mazumder) This is a report based on a fact-finding visit to Rajhnikhal village where 80 famalies are left shelterless due to sudden and  inhuman  eviction… Continue Reading →

Inquiry into bogus Gram Sabha NoC in Bailadila delayed by a week

By Ishan Kukreti The inquiry into the acquisition of an allegedly bogus no-objection certificate (NoC) by the National Mineral Development Corp (NMDC) in order to mine in Chhattisgarh’s Bailadila, has been delayed by a week The clearance to mine the Bailadila… Continue Reading →

Indian government prepares all-out assault on tribal rights

A meeting taking place in Delhi could determine the fate of eight million tribal people and other forest dwellers in India. The talks between states and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs follows February’s hugely controversial Supreme Court order to evict… Continue Reading →

Custodial violence, torture continue to be ‘rampant’ in the land of Buddha and Gandhi

T By Stan Swamy* “Torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him information or a confession, punishing him for an act he… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand’s Land Bank: Injustice to Adivasis Continues

State’s Revenue and Land Reform department has acquired nearly 21 lakh acres of land across the state for a Land Bank to woo industries.Tarique Anwar 18 Jun 2019 New Delhi: It was a sunny afternoon, with severe heatwave prevailing in the… Continue Reading →

This man’s 3-decade fight is the story of tribal land alienation in Kerala’s Attappady

Now in his late eighties, Kalimooppan of Bhoothivazhi hamlet in the Irula tribal community in Kerala’s adivasi heartland Attappady has reasons to believe that the gods have stopped smiling on him. More than three decades have passed since he and… Continue Reading →

‘We will make this international’: Adani protest to go global, says Bob Brown

Former Greens leader says coalmine greenlight is not the end of the environmental battle Guardian staff Former Greens leader Bob Brown is undeterred in his campaign to stop the Adani coal mine in central Queensland, warning “we will make this international” at… Continue Reading →

Stories of the Santhals, by the Santhals #Sundayreading

Adivaani, a publishing house is archiving, chronicling and publishing stories of tribals, primarily SanthalsBy Manasi Shah AddThis Sharing Buttons900 The painting on the wall shows two ebony male figures with bows and arrows. “Sidhu and Kanhu,” says Ruby Hembrom, by way… Continue Reading →

RS Mugilan’s disappearance is linked to his environmental activism against Vedanta

Activists and lawyers in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi believe that the activist’s disappearance is linked to his environmental activism against Vedanta and his demand for police accountability.  By Lois Sofia and Suchitra Vijayan  RS Mugilan, an environmental activist from the southern… Continue Reading →

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