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Tamil Nadu -For a first-generation tribal college student , getting an ST certificate has been toughest test

POSTED ON JANUARY 10, 2021 Dhanalakshmi, an Irula student, was preparing to study agricultural sciences, but official apathy towards granting her a community certificate stands in the way of her aspirations By Greeshma Kuthar For Villupuram-based journalist Krithika Srinivasan, 2020… Continue Reading →

JJM condemns attack on ‘tribal’ CM, but asks govt to take steps against crimes against women

Violence on tribal Chief Minister by Manuwadi forces is highly condemnable! Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha (JJM) Violence against women continues unabated in Jharkhand. The recent incident of rape and beheading of a woman in Ormajhi has exposed this again. Even after… Continue Reading →

India is under siege from a few driving a majoritarian agenda

Name-calling, intimidation and ham-fisted use of state repression—India is under siege from a few driving a majoritarian agenda. Progress will come only when citizens from dominant groups recognise the equal rights of all minorities and then force change from within…. Continue Reading →

India -2020 Report of 10 Worst Victims of apathy: Dalits, Adivasis

How this year saw amplified instances of attacks on historically oppressed & marginalised communities facing both discrimination and violence While the world debates whether 2020 has been the worst year for humankind, bedevilled by the pandemic and insurmountable suffering, some… Continue Reading →

Why on Human Rights Day, December 10, there was ‘nothing to celebrate’ in India

By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ* December 10 was the Human Rights Day, once again! Another anniversary, when post World War- II the world gave itself the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — a pathbreaking and much needed Magna Carta. Sadly,… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh- 6,000 tribal inhabitants stage dharna seeking release of 6 people accused of being Naxals

The tribal communities are also demanding that the bauxite quarry lease to Neco in Amadi be scrapped. Tameshwar Sinha | Updated: December 5th, 2020 Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh Dhaudai in Narayanpur district is seeing a huge protest, as over 6,000 people from the… Continue Reading →

Stan Swamy and the Law

POSTED ON DECEMBER 5, 2020 Stan Swamy, a priest from South India made Jharkhand his home and the cause of tribal/Adivasi people his religion. Trained as a Jesuit priest, he made political activism and grassroots activism his primary vocation. From… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh -Mitanins demand fair compensation, safety equipment, clear demarcation of duties & social security

On 23rd November on Mitanin Diwas, Mitanin groups and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan Chhattisgarh submitted memorandums to the Health Minister and the Chief Minister, demanding better pay and working conditions. Mitanins are community health workers who are considered to be volunteers… Continue Reading →

Why are Kashmiri Muslim nomads being evicted?

A year after Kashmir was stripped of its limited autonomy, Muslim Bakarwal and Gujjars face eviction from their forest dwellings. By Aakash Hassan20 Nov 2020 Jammu, Indian-administered Kashmir – Last month, Mohammad Ashraf received a notice from the local forest department office… Continue Reading →

Gujarat – Suspecting witchcraft, relatives set ablaze migrant tribal female worker

In a gruesome incident, a migrant tribal woman worker has been allegedly set on fire after being suspected of being a witchcraftin Virnagar village, Jasdan taluka, of Rajkot district, Gujarat. The incident took place on November 18, when the three… Continue Reading →

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