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‘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…

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…

India needs “Pro People” National Land and Agriculture Policy

August 5, 2015 - 10:53 am in Politics

Scrap Land Acquisition Amendment Bill!   Constitute Commission for Land Use Policy! Country needs National Land and Agriculture Policy! March to Delhi on August 9-10 Friends, All India Peoples Front (AIPF) activists will stage dharna on August 9 at Jantar- Mantar…

Laws in favour of Adivasis just show-pieces not implemented

July 2, 2015 - 5:54 pm in Rights

A saying goes that ‘written laws are like a spider-web, it will trap the poor and the weak, but it will be torn to pieces by the rich and powerful’. That in short is the story of the Indigenous Adivasi People in our country. True, some laws are enacted apparently…

India & Bangladesh governments are interested only about land, not their people

June 19, 2015 - 1:34 pm in Reforms

To The Honourable President of India Republic of India Rastrapati Bhaban New Delhi - 4 Respected Sir I want to draw your kind attention on the situation of overall uncertainty at enclaves and ambiguous, vague and obscure approach of Indian government towards…

Stop Terror and Repression – Release Struggling Peasants

June 19, 2015 - 1:11 pm in Rights

On 6th June 2015 huge police force numbering 700 with deadly weapons attacked and injured several struggling villages of Sipasarubali Mouza under Brahmagiritaluka of Puri district of Orissa. Police has arrested 33 villagers including women and assaulted…

Atrocities against struggling and poor villagers in Sonbhadra

April 20, 2015 - 12:39 pm in Governance

Condemn Police atrocities in Sonbhadra! 18th April 2015: In less than 4 days of open firing at peaceful protesters in Sonbhadra on 14th April Ambedkar Jayanti, today again police wreaked havoc by shockingly open firing in the morning at the protesters including…

Lucknow Declaration – ULPA

February 13, 2015 - 6:05 pm in Rights

Lucknow Declaration 13 February 2015  Landless agricultural labourers, Khet Mazdoors, Dalits, Adivasis, most backward communities, Pasmanda Muslims, women, activists working on land and livelihood issues from different parts of Uttar Pradesh gathered here…