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

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

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’

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

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

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?

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.


Constitutional validity of FRA: Protest in states on July 22, rally likely in Delhi in Nov

On February 13, the SC had ordered the eviction of lakhs of tribals and other traditional forest dwellers whose claims under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, had been rejected following a three-tier process.

Modify circular that violates FRA, Tribal Affairs tells Environment Ministry

The Environment Ministry issued a circular on February 26, stating that compliance with FRA and obtaining consent of the gram sabha under the Act was no longer necessary to consider projects on forest land.

They do not understand us, our forest, say tribals in shadow of eviction

On February 13, the Supreme Court directed the eviction of families whose claims had been rejected under the Forest Rights Act, an order impacting over 10 lakh tribals and other forest dwellers across the country.

Farmers, forests and the future

In the battle over jungle and tribal land, deep mistrust divides natural allies.

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What the thousands of farmers protesting in Maharashtra are demanding

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.