Tag: tribal rights

Forest Officials forcibly keep Tribe’s Legal Land Papers

 
/ October 7, 2016

The Baigas, an indigenous community spread across central India were, according to folklore, God’s chosen ones to carry forward the human race in India. The Baigas consider themselves to be servants of the earth and the king of the forests. The peace-loving tribe is known for its’ respect for nature,...

Awaiting Justice: Chhattisgarh’s tribal residents’ FRA rights under attack

 
/ September 26, 2016

The ancient tribe of Baiga has been residing in Chhattisgarh’s jungles since times unknown treating the Earth as their mother, and nature as their Gods. The earliest written records of the tribes’ existence in Central India, was recorded in 1867, by a Captain Thompson. Ever since Chhattisgarh was carved out...

After Six Years of wait for Government help, Bundeli’s House crumbles

 
/ September 14, 2016

  Bundeli, a 65-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh is living like a refugee in someone else’s backyard. All her worldly belongings are bundled up in a small sack by the side of her bed, a space on a bare  ground. But Bundeli once had a house up until September 10, 2016...

After Six Years of wait for Government help, Bundeli’s House crumbles

 
/ September 14, 2016

  Bundeli, a 65-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh is living like a refugee in someone else’s backyard. All her worldly belongings are bundled up in a small sack by the side of her bed, a space on a bare  ground. But Bundeli once had a house up until September 10, 2016...

Video Volunteers Impact: Thirsty Community of Chainpur gets water supply

 
/ June 29, 2016

At Chainpur village of Jharkhand, over 4,000 households were struggling for water as over 100 hand-pumps of the district had broken down. The residents’ endured dependency on only one hand pump for their daily chores, drinking water and water for their cattle, for two whole years. While there was no...

Social exclusion stands in the way of Indira Awaas Scheme

 
/ June 25, 2014

Imagine living in a plastic shed because the government scheme you are eligible for is not being given to you.  This is the reality for Gabriel Bodra and his family.  The Indira Awaas (Housing) Scheme is a 1985 Indian government initiated social welfare programme created to provide housing for the...

A Criminal State Of Affairs

 
/ April 12, 2013

by Stalin K. There are enough laws to tackle it. Then why is untouchability still perpetuated? (Article first appeared on the Tehelka website here)