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#India – 29 Years On, Are We Any Better As A Nation? #Sikhriots #Sedition

By Puneet Bedi, “Kahaan jaa rahe ho Sardarji,?” shouted a young man from the side of the road. I was born in the capital of a ‘Sovereign, Socialistic, Secular, Democratic, Republic’, to a mother born in a Hindu and father a Sikh… Continue Reading →

1000 plus signatures to #NDTV and #PriyankaChopra against #Vedanta #socialmedia #CSR #must share

  Mumbai Mirror, Oct 2, 2013      We were the first to tell you about Aishwarya turning down an offer to be the face of a girl child campaign launched by a controversial mininggiant. The honour, if one may call it… Continue Reading →

#India – Villagers to protest Kevadia land acquisition in Gujarat

DNA, Ahmedabad, 2 October 2013 Ahmedabad: Residents of 70 villages will congregate at Indravarna village to protest against several issues, particularly those related to land acquisition mooted by the Kevadia Area Development Authority (KADA). The main bone of contention between… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal people use RTI to access information on forest land titles

  ALOK DESHPANDE, The Hindu In a major victory, tribal people in Maharashtra’s Thane district have managed to get information on forest land titles through the Right to Information Act. They were demanding this information for months, with over a… Continue Reading →

Mahan Sangarsh Samiti facing threats in Madhya Pradesh #Protest

MSS facing threats and intimidation to uphold the FRA in Mahan Blogpost by Gopika Nangia – August 16, 2013 © Neha Nautiyal/Greenpeace As we drive to various villages located in Mahan, Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, with members of the Mahan Sangarsh Samiti (MSS) for… Continue Reading →

How Vedanta’s mine hope rests on 12 tribal villages #mustshare

By Faisal Mohammed AliBBC Hindi, Orissa The Dongria Kondh tribespeople say the Vedanta mining project will destroy their sacred hill and their source of livelihood Continue reading the main story Related Stories Why mining in India is a source of… Continue Reading →

Polavaram project violates Forest Act, claims PAPP

By Express News Service – MALKANGIRI 10th August 2013 10:44 AM President of Protest Against Polavaram Project (PAPP) committee Pravakar Hantal on Friday alleged that the Indira Sagar Polavaram project violates Forest Rights Act and Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA)… Continue Reading →

#India – POSCO is not a closed chapter

Kanchi Kohli The battlelines have been drawn like never before. While the Odisha state government and POSCO India Ltd have made categorical statements that they have acquired 2,700 acres for an eight million tonnes steel project, the agitations in Gobindpur… Continue Reading →

Land to the Tillers: Responses to Land Grabs

  By Beverly Bell and Tory Field, Other Worlds | Op-Ed The outcome of last Sunday’s elections in Cambodia, in which Prime Minister Hun Sen hoped to extend his 28-year rule, is in dispute. Even if he continues in office,… Continue Reading →

#India – Undoing Historical Injustices

Implementation of the Forest Rights Act   Vol – XLVIII No. 31, August 03, 2013 | Madhusudan Bandi, EPW This article looks into the implementation of the Forest Rights Act based on a critical review of literature. Besides examining the process of… Continue Reading →

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