Activists favour grant of Scheduled Tribe status to Siddis across Karnataka
The state has the largest concentration of the Afro-Indian community but ST status is granted to them in only 1 district
Do we need to ‘save’ the Sentinelese?
The Sentinelese and other tribes of the Andamans are minuscule in number. Will they die out or survive?
Kerala’s Kadars continue fight for assertion of their community forest rights
Their Gram Sabhas have passed resolutions under the Forest Rights Act as work has progressed on the Anakkayam Small Hydro Power Project
Chhattisgarh govt begins process to grant FRA to Abujmarh tribals
Government to grant habitat rights to Abujh Marias, a particularly vulnerable tribal group that reside in the forest, considered a bastion of Naxalism
Gram Sabha level committees formed in Chhattisgarh’s Abujmarh
The move is the start of the process to grant habitat rights under the Forest Rights Act to the Abujh Mariyas
The Island of Turtles
BJP leader Tarun Vijay recently tweeted that Havelock Island in the Andaman Archipelago should be renamed as “Rani Lakshmibai Island”.…
We break indigenous societies and yet are scared of ‘them’
Two tribal rights activists urge civil society to protect indigenous families facing the onslaught of inhuman greed and extreme apathy
The Simlipal quandary: Tribals or tigers, who should take precedence?
After fire sweeps through village of tribespeople relocated for wildlife’s sake, questions are being asked
Tribal rights in India are a grey picture: experts
In the light of the recent murder of a US national in the Andamans by an isolated tribe, experts say the rights of indigenous communities in …
As told to Parliament (March 18, 2021): India has 75 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups
All that was discussed in the House through the day
Vulnerable tribal group’s only candidate contesting Jharkhand election to make villagers aware
Two other candidates from the group contested elections from Bishunpur seat in 2005 and 2009; both lost
Jharkhand gets first non-tribal chief minister
Tribal people protest swearing in of non-tribal chief minister; Raghubar Das announces sops for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups
Telangana fallout: Scrap Polavaram, demand project-affected tribals
They oppose national status to the project under Telangana bill. Polavaram will benefit only Seemandhra and displace about 200,000 people, all in …
Remaining tribals in Simlipal tiger reserve to be displaced
Those shifted out last December are living under plastic sheets in searing heat. Is this how relocation is meant to be carried out?
Anganwadis in Attappady fail to deliver
Report of Comptroller and Auditor General points to neglect by state