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Jharkhand’s civil society condemns Jayant Sinha – Ramgarh lynching

July 11, 2018 - 3:18 pm in Governance

On 6 July, Union Minister of state for civil aviation, Jayant Sinha, felicitated life convicts after they were released on bail by the Jharkhand High Court. All the eight men were convicted in the lynching of Alimuddin Ansari of Ramgarh. According to media…

Jharkhand: Gang rape of 5 adivasi women in Khunti – Fact-Finding Report

July 4, 2018 - 3:10 pm in Governance, Rights

Following up on media reports of the gang rape of 5 Adivasi women in Kochang, Araki block, Khunti district while holding street plays on anti-trafficking,…

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…

PESA Act replaced by an oral announcement of ‘Gram Vikas Samiti’

February 8, 2018 - 1:58 pm in Governance

PESA (empowering Gram Sabha) an Act of Parliament REPLACED by an oral announcement of ‘Gram Vikas Samiti’ by CM of Jharkhand! Here is the latest manipulation by Jharkhand govt with regard to ‘self-governance’ by Adivasi Communities. For one thing,…

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 assert their rights over their ancestral land. More than a thousand people from surrounding villages first…

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 States of M.P, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bengal are blessed with enormous amount of minerals,…

Expedite the criminal proceedings of undertrials – Jharkhand | Stan Swamy

January 9, 2018 - 11:14 am in Governance

Persecuted Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee (PPSC), a platform of Lawyers, Activists and socially committed persons moves the High Court to expedite the criminal proceedings long pending before various criminal courts in the state against the hundreds of…

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…

Time to declare Adivasis as Indigenous people of India

August 9, 2017 - 6:12 pm in Rights

Today we celebrate World Indigenous people’s day but in the backyard of the biggest democracy of the world is the systematic isolation and displacement of millions of adivasis in the name of development. A veteran activist is fighting for the rights of the…