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#India – Farmers boycott land acquisition hearings for Chhindwara SEZ, Madhya Pradesh

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi , Down to Earth Date:Jun 14, 2013 Villagers refuse to part with land; object to individual hearings, land acquisition by dubious means Farmers and landowners protesting against land aquisition at the PWD guest house in Saunsar (Photo: Mukesh Badge)… Continue Reading →

Criticised, Odisha weighs expanding scope of locals in deciding Vedanta fate #goodnews

 BS Reporter  |  Bhubaneswar  June 14, 201 Faced with flak from the ministry of tribal affairs (MoTA) and activists from Niyamgiri for its decision to limit gram sabhas to just 12 villages,Odisha is mulling legal opinion over the possibility of expanding the scope of such meetings. “We are… Continue Reading →

Odisha – Niyamgiri tribe’s question on Gram Sabha issue #Video

KBKNews, May 27 Under a scorching sun, after walking miles and miles in the hilly terrain, these bare feet have come here to tell the most astounding tale, if we care to hear them out: stories of human grit, resolution,… Continue Reading →

India – Put Gram Sabhas in charge of all social sector schemes

NAGAPATTINAM, May 22, 2013 ‘ P. V. Srividya Mani Shankar Aiyar in conversation with The Hindu in Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj TOPICS Mani Shankar Aiyar-led committee prescribes a mechanism for panchayat control How relevant is panchayat raj in… Continue Reading →

Public hearing sans public for Jindal plant in Gadchiroli

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi Issue Date: 2013-5-13 Affected people stage boycott, administration carries on nevertheless Additional collector Sanjay Dhivre, who chaired the public hearing, argues with activists who were protesting that the hearing was illegal (Photos by Aparna Pallavi) Despite a… Continue Reading →

Tribal affairs ministry gets cracking on apex court’s order on Vedanta #goodnews

Author(s): Kumar Sambhav S… Issue Date: 2013-5-2 Odisha government gets a slew of orders to ensure the order is properly implemented The ministry of tribal affairs seems to have pulled up its socks to ensure the Supreme Court’s order in… Continue Reading →

Letter to President of India- Protect Rights of Indigenous People or Shoot all of them

Posted on May 1, 2013 by Gladson Dungdung Jharkhand Human Rights Movement C/o-Mr. Suleman Odeya, Near Don Bosci ITC Gate, Khorha Toli, Kokar, Ranchi -834001. 0651-3242752 Email: jhrmindia@gmail.com Ref: JHRM/PI/2013/01 Date: 01/05/2013 To, His Excellency, Sri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan,… Continue Reading →

Fuzzy thinking on SC Niyamgiri verdict #Vedanta

Reports and editorials on the Supreme Court verdict in the Vedanta case might have missed the mark. ARITRA BHATTACHARYA says a section of the media is even acting as apologist for the multinational.  Saturday, Apr 27 , The Hoot.org The April 18 Supreme… Continue Reading →

Gujarat- Tribals demand implementation of PESA

Anti-mining movement picks up in South Gujarat, tribals demand early implementation of PESA provisions Mining in progress in the river bed By Ashok Shimali* Anti-mining movement is gearing up in South Gujarat. The main slogan of the movement is, “Save… Continue Reading →

#India – The Bastar Land Grab #tribalrights #indigenousrights

 An Interview with Sudha Bharadwaj April 20, 2013   by Aditya Nigam This intervew with SUDHA BHARADWAJ of Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha was conducted by JUSTIN PODUR in Raipur on 5 March 2013 JP: As a lawyer and an activist, how do you see the relationship between legal… Continue Reading →

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