Haritha Haram and forest rights: How a scheme to increase green cover has upended the lives of Telangana's tribals
For 11 days, the Koya Adivasis of Telangana's Satyanarayanapuram village camped on their lands, for fear of being rendered landless. They were finally evicted by officials, citing a lack of documents to prove ownership.
As we remember Abhay Xaxa's steel, determination, and his intellect to think beyond the reasonable, we also need to remember that he fought hard to break notions, build bridges and strengthen a stoic image of the marginalised communities in India.
Adivasis And The Indian State: Successive govts distorted Tribal Sub Plan policy, denied community fair share of budgetary reserves
The Tribal Sub Plan, which was a critical element of financial policy for managing tribal affairs in India, has been given a quiet burial.
Amit Topno, a correspondent from Jharkhand's Khunti was shot dead on 9 December. He fearlessly reported on issues like sand mining, illegal alcohol sales, adivasi rights, education, sanitation, human trafficking, land rights, culture and most recently the Pathalgadi movement.
BJP's religious nationalism is the main reason why so many people wanted the party to decline in Gujarat, no matter what their political affiliation is