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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…

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…

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…

Is Salwa Judum on rise again?

May 18, 2016 - 10:04 pm in Governance

A delegation comprising of Sanjay Parate, Chhattisgarh State Secretary CPI-M, Vineet Tiwari, Joshi-Adhikari Institute, CPI member, New Delhi, Archana Prasad, Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University and CC member AIDWA, and Nandini Sundar, Professor, Delhi University…

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…

Jharkhand | Where Mountains are for sale

April 21, 2016 - 6:37 pm in Culture

  Jharkhand has huge mineral and natural resources. Above the earth there is water,river,forest , mountain and stones etc. Under the earth there are huge mineral resources. These resources are not boon for the Jharkhandi people, but it is a curse. These…

Domicile rights in Jharkhand deferred

March 30, 2016 - 8:01 pm in Rights

Jharkhand is a newly created state separated from Bihar. It came into existence on 15th Nov, 2000 as 28th state in the Geographical and Political map of India. 15th November is a Birthday of a Great Freedom fighter Birsa Munda. Jharkhand is a Non-Brahmanical…

TISS Students appeal to Ministry, NCST for fellowship

February 13, 2016 - 1:19 pm in Education

To, Shri. Jual Oram Hon. Minister, Ministry of Tribal Affairs Government of India. cc Dr. Rameshwar Oraon The Chairperson National Commission for Scheduled Tribes New Delhi. February 12, 2016. Subject: An appeal for seeking the National Commission for Scheduled…