Rahul Gandhi asks Chhattisgarh CM to file review petition against SC order on eviction of tribals from forestlands
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday told Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel to file a review petition against a Supreme Court order asking states to ensure eviction of tribals and forest dwellers whose claims for the forest land have been rejected.
Telangana Elections 2018: Gajwel, Chandrayangutta among key seats that could swing electoral fortunes
The Telangana Assembly elections have concluded and exit polls have given Telangana Rashtra Samiti the lead. These elections a fierce fight is expected between the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the Opposition 'mahakutami' alliance.
Farmers' march in Delhi: Adivasi cultivators seek better prices for their crops, fair compensation for displaced people
One of the major issues to have emerged from protest of the farmers is the need to move away from such homogenising of the agrarian society in the country.
Chhattisgarh Assembly polls 2018: Mayawati says 'casteist' BJP, Congress are trying to 'abolish' reservation system
The BSP is contesting the election — to be held in two phases on 12 and 20 November — in alliance with the JCC-J and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
Chhattisgarh Assembly polls 2018: Congress says Raman Singh-led govt has become 'champion in looting' in tribals
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Wednesday that the Raman Singh-led BJP government in Chhattisgarh has become a "champion" in snatching natural resources away from tribals and handing them over it to businessmen.
Adivasis make up one in every five voters in Madhya Pradesh, which distinguishes Hiralal Alawa's JAYS from other parites. It is now akin to a wild card in the Assembly election — either poised to flop miserably, or dictate terms after the polls are over.
Rahul Gandhi hits out at TRS in Telangana's Serilingampally, says 'one family government' runs state
Describing Telangana as the 'corruption capital' Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the TRS dispensation, alleging that only 'one family' government is running the state.
Lambadi-Adivasi rift widens to grave proportions in Telangana, state apathy risks worsening tribal conflict
Adivasi groups have been asserting that Lambadis in Telangana enjoy a disproportionate share of the benefits meant for tribals.
Karnataka polls: Kannadigas richer than Indian average but poorer than neighbours Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
While Karnataka does better than the national average on social justice indicators for Dalits & Adivasis, it still lags its neighbours in terms of poverty.
Ambedkar Jayanti updates: Dalit activists to observe Protect Constitution Day, demand ordinance to protect SC/ST Act
On 14 April, the 127th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Amebdkar (also known as Ambedkar Jayanti), Dalits across the country will observe "Protect Constitution Day" in order to assert their rights guaranteed under the Constitution
Dalit leaders demand ordinance to restore status quo of SC/ST Act, to launch 'Protect Constitution Day' on 14 April
Leaders of various Dalit organisations have demanded that the Centre immediately bring an ordinance to restore the status quo of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act
At 43 years, the mean age of death for adivasis (scheduled tribes or STs) was the lowest, meaning they were more likely to die before other Indians, according to a new paper.
Over the decade to 2016, the rate of crime against Dalits rose more than eight times (746 percent); there were 2.4 crimes per 1,00,000 Dalits in 2006, rising to 20.3 in 2016.
SC's position on SC/ST Act rooted in misplaced fear of 'misuse,' will lead to further victimisation of Dalits, Adivasis
If the Supreme Court doesn’t rethink its position on the SC/ST Act, reporting of cases under the law will drop as victims may face further discrimination.
The "acknowledged abuse" of the Atrocities Act stands on a somewhat flimsy factual footing
Madhu Chindaki lynching: Gruesome incident highlights growing threat of 'mobocracy' in Kerala society
The recent mob lynching of a tribal youth Madhu Chindaki in Kerala has turned the focus on the increasing incidents of mobocracy in the state.
Logical to consider farmers as category for reservations, says Sharad Pawar and promises to discuss issue with experts, lawyers
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said some people suggested him the idea to have reservation in jobs and education for "farmers".
Madhu Chindaki murder: Kerala Adivasis run out of patience, rise up in protests against injustice, exploitation
As soon as the news spread, people from various tribal hamlets came out of their homes and blocked the ambulance carrying his body to Thrissur Medical College Hospital for post-mortem demanding immediate arrest of the persons responsible for Madhu's death.
The Telangana government has issued a gag order prohibiting local media against publishing or broadcasting any information on the ongoing conflict between the Adivasis and Lambada.
Gujarat Election 2017: Rahul Gandhi targets Narendra Modi on state tribal welfare, seeks accounts of 'Vanbandhu' scheme
Stressing that Adivasis in Gujarat were in bad condition, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi "where did Rs 55,000 crore meant for Vanbandhu scheme go?"