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Thursday, November 26, 2020

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Hardline conservationists fail to see possibilities of people-wildlife coexistence

August 14, 2020 9:38 am

Is the relocation of forest-dwellers always needed for conserving wildlife? Some hardline conservationists and foresters believe that wildlife needs absolutely “inviolate” areas — those devoid of humans and human activities.

Maharashtra: Forest rights activists write to CM, demand intervention against ‘bid to take away gram sabha rights’

June 04, 2020 12:41 am

The Indian Express had highlighted the Gadchiroli gram sabha issue recently. In Melghat region of Amravati district, a group of 45 gram sabhas had sought working capital for its tendu business from the tribal development department.

FRA claims: Appeals facilitated against orders of district panels

May 28, 2020 4:21 am

The modification incorporates a provision enabling rightful claimants of forest rights to appeal against the order of DLCs.

Maharashtra: Forest rights for dwellers in 55 critical wildlife habitats within three months

January 12, 2020 2:55 am

Acting on a recent Bombay High Court order, the state has issued directives asking officials to take up the settlement of such claims on a war footing.

Arjun Munda: ‘Forests can be saved by honouring tribal rights vested in the Forest Rights Act’

September 16, 2019 12:00 pm

The psychology of tribals needs to be understood for effectively integrating them in the mainstream, says Arjun Munda.

No legal representative in SC to defend Forest Rights Act a matter of concern says Brinda Karat

September 13, 2019 8:08 pm

Ever since the February orders of the Supreme Court for eviction of lakhs of tribal families, a sense of deep insecurity and vulnerability haunts the tribal communities as the subsequent stay order is temporary and tenuous, Brinda Karat said in the letter.

8 states tell SC: ‘Due procedure not followed while deciding claims under Forest Rights Act’

July 31, 2019 2:27 am

In their reply affidavits, the states of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh. Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand have stated that due procedure was not followed in many cases.

Women adivasis to SC: Repression continues against those seeking rights under FRA

July 27, 2019 4:21 am

Sokalo Gond was among those campaigning for reclaiming adivasis’ rights to forest land even before the legislation in 2006.

Experts, social scientists seek SC directions for Centre and states to implement Forest Rights Act

July 25, 2019 3:51 am

Calling the writ petition “grossly misleading”, the application also asks for the apex court to recall its February 13 order on evicting forest-dwellers whose claims under the FRA were rejected.

Forest Rights Act case: What is at stake?

July 23, 2019 4:57 am

Across India, tribal rights activists are of the view that the proposed IFA amendments will divest tribals and other forest-dwelling communities of their rights over forest land and resources.


What the thousands of farmers protesting in Maharashtra are demanding

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Around 30,000 farmers and tribals are marching from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here’s a list of their long-pending demands.