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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…

‘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…

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…

Are Adivasis children of a lesser god? | Stan Swamy

May 16, 2017 - 12:16 pm in Culture, Governance, Society

A life considered indispensable . . . According to PTI reports, Lt.Ummer Fayaz had come home on vacation where he was attending the marriage of his cousin in Kashmir when he was abducted from the venue of the wedding itself. His body was later found near a…

Unfulfilled Promise: Right to Food

November 8, 2016 - 1:35 pm in Rights

Although National Food Security Act was enacted by Central Govt in 2013, Jharkhand took two years to start its implementation, that too after several people’s movements and organisations questioned the govt why it is not applying it to the state. When it…

Kandhamal: A Long Wait for Justice

August 25, 2016 - 11:24 am in Rights

Today, nearly a decade later when we remember with pain the horrific violence of Kandhmal in 2008, many issues related to the state of affairs of communal violence, the state of minorities, the state of justice delivery system come to one’s mind. The incident…

Bloodbath in Bastar: The Theory of Ethinic Cleansing – 2

July 30, 2016 - 6:28 am in Rights

REVISITING THE THEORY OF ETHNIC CLEANSING IN BASTAR Part 1 Part-2 Hatred and Violence Against Christian Minorities Two days ago news appeared in the media in Chhattisgarh that an Adivasi Christian minor girl was raped and brutally killed in Kondagaon district…