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Aug 28, 2019
Chhattisgarh to grant habitat rights under FRA to tribals in 'Maoist stronghold' Abhujmad forest; Bhupesh Baghel's soft approach may score a winThe eight-month-old Congress government in Chhattisgarh is making a case for a 'soft' approach to tackle the Left-wing extremism (LWE), or Maoist insurgency in the state by reaching out to tribals living in Abhujmad by accelerating the process of granting habitat rights to them.
Jul 24, 2019
For Mawasi tribe in MP's Satna, limited access to forests results in livelihood loss and a generation forsaking tribal knowledgeMawasi tribal villages in Madhya Pradesh's Satna face uncertain future as limitations on access to forests pushes the once self-sufficient Scheduled Tribe towards migration and scarcity of food
Jun 10, 2019
Neither Jammu, nor Kashmir: Bakarwals who’ve come into focus after the Kathua rape case need to be given citizenshipThe Kathua rape case has left the Bakkarwals stunned. Their way is to evade and move on. But how do they negotiate this present time without entering the quagmire of the ‘civilised settled’?
May 13, 2019
How democracy has failed India’s adivasisThe process of injustice that began with the imperial forest department intensified under our forest departments. Forest laws dispossessed the adivasis from their habitats.
Mar 26, 2019
Uttar Pradesh's forest farmers await official recognition, govt benefits even after 72 years of IndependenceThe government's failure to recognise forest farmers from four villages in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district — Bhawanipur, Bichiya, Tediya, Dhakiya — has forced them to live without dignity for decades
Feb 28, 2019
SC stays 13 Feb order directing eviction of 11.8 lakh forest dwellers; asks state govts for reasons behind rejecting land claimsThe Supreme Court stayed its 13 February order directing 21 states to evict 11.8 lakh illegal forest dwellers whose claims over the land have been rejected
Nov 21, 2018
Over 20,000 Maharashtra farmers begin protest march from Thane to Mumbai; demands include drought compensation, loan waiverThe farmers protest is being led by the Lok Sangharsh Morcha (LSM). Swaraj Abhiyan chief and former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and conservationist Dr Rajendra Singh will also be at the forefront of the protests
Oct 26, 2017
Chandrababu Naidu's haste over 'flawed' Polavaram dam a concern; project violates forest rights act, say expertsInstead of addressing 'injustice’ done to tribals, the Chandrababu Naidu govt of Andhra Pradesh is extending it by ignoring procedures and rules in the construction of the Polavaram dam on Godavari river