Post Tagged with: "Eviction of Adivasis"

Increasing Incidence of Violence Against Women Forest Dwellers in Uttarakhand

MAHILA KISAN ADHIKAAR MANCH (MAKAAM) or Forum for Women Farmers’ Rights condemns and expresses deep concern over the increasing incidence of violence, harassment and atrocities against adivasi and other traditional forest dwellers especially women forest dwellers in Uttarakhand. The Forest Rights Act 2006 proclaims the responsibility of the state to defend and uphold the rights of Adivasis and Other Traditional[Read More…]

by September 21, 2020 Human Rights
Time to put a complete moratorium on evictions and displacement

Time to put a complete moratorium on evictions and displacement

The horrific incident of brutalities unleashed by the Madhya Pradesh police on a Dalit farmer’s family in Guna yesterday did not catch the attention of India’s mainstream media initially and got noticed only when a campaign on twitter started trending seeking chief minister Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan’s resignation. Today, the ‘national’ media too reported the story and as per latest[Read More…]

by July 20, 2020 Human Rights
Conservationists Speak Out Against Evictions, Say The Supreme Court Order Is Not Pro-Wildlife and Not Pro-Conservation

Conservationists Speak Out Against Evictions, Say The Supreme Court Order Is Not Pro-Wildlife and Not Pro-Conservation

STATEMENT FROM CONSERVATIONISTS ON SUPREME COURT ORDER As conservationists and environmentalists, we are dismayed by the Supreme Court’s order of February 13th, 2019 to evict claimants under the Forest Rights Act whose claims have been rejected. This order came in a case filed by (among others) a group of wildlife organisations. We do not regard this order as pro-conservation. On the[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 Environmental Protection
 ‘Historic Injustice’ to Adivasis made permanent

 ‘Historic Injustice’ to Adivasis made permanent

Whereas previously SC affirmed indigenous people’s inalienable rights to their land,    it now orders their eviction from their land unilaterally  There are three significant SC judgments on the indigenous Adivasi people’s rights over their land and natural resources: 1)      In 2011 the SC, hearing a complaint petition by a young Adivasi  woman who was raped and paraded naked by[Read More…]

by February 25, 2019 Annihilate Caste
BJP Sarkar Jawab Do! Tens of Thousands Will Join National Andolan For Forest Rights

BJP Sarkar Jawab Do! Tens of Thousands Will Join National Andolan For Forest Rights

   Today, the Campaign for Survival and Dignity, a national platform of adivasi and forest dwellers’ organisations, decided on a national Wave of Struggle over the next two weeks against the unjust attack on millions of people whose claims under the Forest Rights Act were rejected. The Supreme Court’s order to evict over one million claimant families is the direct[Read More…]

by February 25, 2019 Annihilate Caste
HRF Condemns Eviction Order of Adivasis

HRF Condemns Eviction Order of Adivasis

The Human Rights Forum (HRF) rejects the atrocious February 13 order of the Supreme Court that calls for eviction in a summary and time-bound manner of those whose claims for forest rights under The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act (FRA) have been rejected. This amounts to an attack on the rights of adivasis[Read More…]

by February 25, 2019 Annihilate Caste
Corporate Conservationists use judicial process to annihilate India’s Indigenous People

Corporate Conservationists use judicial process to annihilate India’s Indigenous People

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra has ordered eviction of Adivasis and other forest dwelling communities from the ‘forest’ regions whose claims for entitlement have been rejected by the Forest department.  The written copy of the order was made available on February 20th, 2019 which makes things unambiguous and the intent. The court order says : “The[Read More…]

by February 23, 2019 Annihilate Caste
Eviction of 1 Million Adivasis: Centre must issue Ordinance

Eviction of 1 Million Adivasis: Centre must issue Ordinance

Supreme Court Order for Eviction of a million forest dwellers in more than 16 states perpetuates ‘Historical Injustice’ ! BJP-led Union government jeopardizes the interests of country’s forest dependent people and adivasis: State governments fail in implementing FRA in true spirit Centre must issue Ordinance to stop evictions as per SC Order 21st Feb, 2019: National Alliance of People’s Movements[Read More…]

Supreme Court of India Orders Forced Eviction of 1 Million Adivasis

Supreme Court of India Orders Forced Eviction of 1 Million Adivasis

The Supreme Court of India has ordered the forced eviction of more than one million Adivasi and other forest-dwelling households from forestlands across 16 states after the government failed to defend a law protecting their rights. The final country-wide numbers of forced evictions are likely to rise substantially as other states are forced to comply with the court orders. The[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Annihilate Caste