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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…

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…

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…

Green Jharkhand: Sold Out

July 13, 2016 - 11:26 am in Environment

Corporates invited to make green Jharkhand into a desert, devoid of nature and people The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, announced the formation of Jharkhand Investment Promotion Board (JIPB) on 8th July 2016 in Mumbai. He said, “Jharkhand is ushering in an…

Adivasis quit homeland due to economic poverty and social insecurity

June 18, 2016 - 12:50 pm in Culture, Reforms

Adivasis leaving their homeland in waves - searching for a way out of  economic poverty and social insecurity During the recent years three types of migration waves are taking place in the Adivasi dominant states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal.…

Is Sword Mightier than Pen now?

May 18, 2016 - 8:48 pm in Society

It is well known proverb, Pen is mightier than sword, but in this Corporate era it seems to be as Sword is mightier than Pen. Recently two journalists were brutally killed in Bihar & Jharkhand. In both murder cases there are similarities. In both cases…

Jharkhand Opposition Calls Bandh on 14th May

May 11, 2016 - 7:21 pm in Rights

After a long struggle and martyrdom Jharkhand came in to existence on 15th Nov, 2000. It was part of undivided Bihar and called this part South Bihar. Separate Jharkhand movement was started by Adivasi people. Later on non-tribals joined hands. Jharkhandi…