Supreme Court demands 'clear picture' on rejection of tribals' claims on forest lands, observes nine states didn't follow procedure
The Supreme Court is hearing a batch of petitions regarding the Forest Rights Act filed before it since 2006.
Bharat bandh today as tribal, Dalit groups protest against SC's 13 Feb eviction order, demand ordinance to protect rights
Tribal and Dalit rights organisations have called for bharat bandh on Tuesday protesting against the 13 February Supreme Court order, which had directed at least 21 states to evict traditional forest and tribal dwellers whose claims over the forest land have been rejected by authorities.
Tribal groups to go ahead with Bharat bandh today despite SC stay on order directing eviction of 'illegal' forest-dwellers
Tribal outfits across states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and north-east have called for a peaceful bandh.
Issue of evicting tribals and forest dwellers should be seen 'compassionately', says forest minister Harsh Vardhan
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, however, did not elaborate on his statement saying the issue of evicting tribals should be seen compassionately, saying he had not read the 13 February judgement and came to know about it only through the media.
SC orders eviction of tribals whose claims to forest land have been rejected; 10 lakh families across 16 states affected
The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the eviction of around 10 lakh families of forest-dwelling tribal communities in at least 16 states