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A Report on the COVID Lockdown Impact on Tribal Communities in India

Forest Rights groups, researchers and experts write to MoTA to take urgent steps to ensure support for tribal and forest communities affected due to Covid 19 outbreak and the Lockdown. (Preliminary Assessment Report) As the Covid-19 positive cases reportedly touched… Continue Reading →

Lockdown: Uttarakhand Disregards Stranded Van Gujjars

The pastoral nomads are forgotten by Uttarakhand. Seema Sharma 09 May 2020 Mohammad Manzur, 28, a van gujjar, did not catch a wink of sleep all last weekend. A thunderstorm nearly blew up the tarpaulin-sheet that is his family’s only abode. He and his brothers held tight to the edges of their tent, their only safety net, whenever the storm grew worse. Manzur’s… Continue Reading →

Ensure support for tribal and forest communities affected due to COVID 19 outbreak and the Lockdown

Forest Rights groups, researchers and experts write to MoTA to take urgent steps to ensure support for tribal and forest communities affected due to Covid 19 outbreak and the Lockdown On Monday May 4, a group of civil society organisations,… Continue Reading →

Odisha Govt demolishes Adivasi village during Lockdown, leaving 32 families homeless

Odisha Government’s relentless persecution of Adivasis continues even during the Lockdown  April 25, 2020 An Adivasi village demolished by the Forest Department in Odisha during the ongoing lockdown, leaves at least 32 families without any shelter, reports Surya Shankar Dash. The Karlapat… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC- ‘Provide food, shelter and medicines to migrant workers

Hearing a PIL by workers’ unions, Bombay HC asks state to facilitate help at the earliest. The Bombay High court on Wednesday asked legal service authorities at the district and taluka levels in the state to step up their efforts and facilitate… Continue Reading →

Urgent: Retract all notifications and orders that criminalize or use coercion and violence against the movement of migrant workers

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN) We, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan and All India People’s Science Network are extremely concerned at the way Government has announced the lockdown in an utter arbitrary, unprepared and hurried manner,… Continue Reading →

Covid-19: What can be done immediately to help vulnerable population

With over 80% of India’s workforce employed in the informal sector and one-third working as casual labour, Covid-19’s spread and subsequent unplanned lockdowns, have created economic havoc in the lives of millions. In this post, Reetika Khera puts forward suggestions… Continue Reading →

Chhattsigarh Crisis- Tribals demand NCL and Adani compensate them for the land taken

Shantanu Guha Ray New Delhi: Serious differences have cropped up between villagers, NGOs and companies mining iron ore and coal in Chhattisgarh, triggering closure of operations. Reports reaching the national capital say the Congress-run state government has sent a notice to… Continue Reading →

Statement on the COVID -19 pandemic- Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN)

A call to government to ACT NOW- to save lives, to strengthen public health services and to safeguard livelihoods Issued by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN) From 30 January 2020, when the first case… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – 40% cut in gender budget allocation, although 48% of women in the state are anaemic

Mumbai: Even as the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government aims to bring in a stringent law to curb cases of crimes against women, it has reduced the budgetary allocation for women and children welfare schemes by as much as 40%… Continue Reading →

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