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Jharkhand govt’s manipulation of ‘self-governance’ by Adivasi Communities | Stan Swamy

March 9, 2018 - 11:18 am in Governance

‘Adivasi Vikas Samiti’ of Jharkhand Govt SETS ASIDE (i) PESA an Act of Parliament 1996, (ii) Jharkhand Panchayat Raj Act 2001, (iii) Vth Schedule of the Constitution  Here is the latest manipulation by Jharkhand govt with regard to ‘self-governance’…

The blood of martyrs will not go in vain | Stan Swamy

February 3, 2018 - 5:58 pm in Governance

The Adivasi people of KOEL-KARO JAN SANGATAN paid their homage yesterday [2nd Feb] to the eight martyrs of 2nd Feb.2001  and renewed their resolve to…

Adivasi Community has right of ownership over natural resources’

January 22, 2018 - 5:16 pm in Governance

‘Adivasi Community has right of ownership over natural resources’ Supreme Court says: YES . . . Government says: NO Some facts: (1) The Central Indian…

Ambedkarites, Tribals, Leftists & Muslims alliance – An electoral compulsion.

January 11, 2018 - 12:18 pm in Elections

On 1st Jan 2018, Ambedkarites (read Dalits) were attacked near Bhima Koregaon, where they had been to pay homage to the soldiers mattered in a 200 yr old battle between the Peshwa and the British. The army of the British had considerable presence of Mahars…

Appeal: Support Chief Judicial Magistrate Prabhakar Gwal #Chhattisgarh

September 19, 2017 - 12:11 pm in Rights

This comes as an urgent appeal to you seeking support and solidarity for Mr. Prabhakar Gwal. Gwal has been a well known people’s judge from Chhattisgarh. Gwal a Chief Judicial Magistrate who was known for his integrity was dismissed in April 2016. He was…

Adivasis languishing in jail, no one to listen their cries

September 16, 2017 - 4:24 pm in Rights

“4000 Adivasis, charged as ‘Naxals’, are in the jails of Jharkhand”  [Hindustan, Ranchi ed., 14 Aug.2017]  “There are people who cannot take bail. There is nobody for them,” observed SC and ordered prisoners to be freed over trial delays. if…

‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’  – the truth hurts | Stan Swamy

August 14, 2017 - 4:10 pm in Uncategorized

Yes, I have read the book ‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’  by Dr. Sowyendra Shekar Hansda. It was a painful reading. Painful, because the author has depicted the current reality of Adivasi people, particularly Adivasi women. The hard reality is the capitalist…

Will the fence eat the crop ?

July 27, 2017 - 3:51 pm in Rights

Will the fence eat the crop ? Media report: ‘over 1000 fake land-deeds grabbing Adivasi land after Jharkhand State formation’  [Prabhat Khabar 19 June 2017] Adivasi People have the right to know: (1) Who made these fake land-deeds… their names &…

Decorating tree’s branches while cutting off its roots

July 7, 2017 - 4:07 pm in Culture

Govt’s welfare schemes are the branches, adivasi land is the roots Decorating the branches . . . it is almost a dream-world perusing the long list of developmental and welfare schemes meant for SCs and STs. There are 49 schemes jointly undertaken by the…

Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti Activists Subjected To Illegal Detention

May 18, 2017 - 10:03 pm in Culture, Environment, Society

A fact finding team comprising environmental and social activist Priya Pillai, All India Progressive Women's Association Secretary Kavita Krishnan, senior activist Chittaranjan Behera, Santi Snigdha Mohanty of Delhi Solidarity Group, student activist Birender…