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Why UP Govt Filed 25 Criminal Cases Against This Dalit Farmer -Flavia Lopes & John Simte

-Article-14.com The Uttar Pradesh government is entangling Dalits, Adivasis, who demand land rights or protest displacement, in cobwebs of criminality by using its version of a colonial law meant to unconstitutionally exile and humiliate ‘goondas’. Mumbai/ New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has filed more than 25 criminal cases against a 65-year-old Dalit farmer called Shyamlal Paswan, ever since he sought formal rights to the land he farmed. Under the Forest Rights...

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Farmers protest: Maharashtra cultivators travel 1440km to Delhi -Parth MN

-The Telegraph A large segment of the protesters who travelled are Adivasis fighting for their land titles under the Forest Rights Act, 2006 The tent seemed more spacious and the winter didn’t bite as much. After spending four days on the road in a cramped tempo with 14 others, Chhagan Chaudhari, 60, extended his legs and wrapped himself with a thick blanket as he prepared to sleep on December 25 night in...

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Forest rights claims of nearly 1,200 tribals in Hunsur rejected -R Krishna Kumar

-The Hindu NGOs fighting for tribal rights claim review was done cursorily and fear that more applications may be rejected MYSURU: Nearly 1,200 tribals in Hunsur taluk of Mysuru district stare at an uncertain future, as their review petition for recognition of their claims over forest land under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, was rejected by the local authorities. NGOs fighting for tribal rights fear...

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108 tribal villages to boycott Bihar polls over ‘police crackdown’

-The Indian Express The protests were led by Kaimur Mukti Morcha (KMM), which alleged that 25 activists from the area were arrested on false charges. The residents of 108 villages in Bihar’s Kaimur plateau have announced that they will boycott the forthcoming Assembly polls to protest an alleged police crackdown on the area’s tribal population last month. The police action came when the tribals were protesting, among other issues, the declaration of...

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Civil society gears up for big funds squeeze -Sayantan Bera

-Livemint.com * New norms on foreign donations and covid-19 could end up shrinking the money pool for philanthropy and CSR * Domestic philanthropic spending has grown at a fast clip, but a closer look reveals a bias on priorities set by Indian donors as well as the geographical spread of funds NEW DELHI: Arpan is a small non-profit working out of remote Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, bordering Nepal. It helps primitive tribal groups...

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