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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…