Tag: tribal rights

A New Festival in Madhya Pradesh Revives a Lost Indigenous Culture

 
/ May 5, 2017

Thousands of people have gathered in Verwada, Badhwani to celebrate the newest festival in Madhya Pradesh - the festival of Rani Kajal Mata, an ancient, indigenous deity.

Tribals refused land documents for 28 years despite Forest Rights Act

 
/ February 28, 2017

“They keep saying we will get it today or tomorrow. But we never do.” Despair is written all over Santuram’s face, as he shares his fight to right under Forest Rights Act with our Community Correspondent Khirendra Yadav. Farmers in Nevta village of Kondagaon development area in Chattisgarh have been...

Human Rights Day in the World’s Largest ‘Democracy’

 
/ December 10, 2013

What do a teacher, cultural activist and human rights worker have in common? They can all be branded anti-state elements and be jailed. Just like the people whose testimonies you will watch in the below videos. “I was just a teacher trying to educate tribal children in our area. Why...

A walk into the jungle is still the only accessible toilet

 
/ January 11, 2017

For the women of a remote village in Jharkhand, a walk into the nearby forests is still the only way they can answer nature’s call. Because the much-promised bathrooms to be constructed for every village in India has still eluded them. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in 2014 with much...

Media-bias ignores the real story of the Jharkhand community protest at NTPC

 
/ November 22, 2016

On October 1, 2016, newspapers across India flashed the news that four civilians were killed protesting against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), along with dozens of others who were injured as police opened fire in Jharkhand near Hazaribaug. Most of these reports briefly mentioned that the people fired upon, were...

Media-bias ignores the real story of the Jharkhand community protest at NTPC

 
/ November 22, 2016

On October 1, 2016, newspapers across India flashed the news that four civilians were killed protesting against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), along with dozens of others who were injured as police opened fire in Jharkhand near Hazaribaug. Most of these reports briefly mentioned that the people fired upon, were...

Jharkhand’s Food Security Act leaves hungry Tribals to die

 
/ October 21, 2016

Rocha Korwa sits in his hut alone, struggling with a bunch of Tendu leaves, a forest produce, that he will sell in the market for Rs. 10-15 for a bunch. He dreads the walk to the market, his 65-years-old knees struggle to move, making each step painful for Rocha. However,...

Jharkhand’s Food Security Act leaves hungry Tribals to die

 
/ October 21, 2016

Rocha Korwa sits in his hut alone, struggling with a bunch of Tendu leaves, a forest produce, that he will sell in the market for Rs. 10-15 for a bunch. He dreads the walk to the market, his 65-years-old knees struggle to move, making each step painful for Rocha. However,...