Human Rights Defenders at serious risk in India and across the globe
People who promote and defend human rights across the globe continue to face an onslaught of harassment, intimidation, unjust prosecution and unlawful detention.
Unlawful construction of ash pond for power plant in Raigarh
The construction of an ash pond for a thermal power plant in Nawapara Tenda village, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh without informing or consulting local Adivasi villagers violates their right to free, prior and informed consent
The human rights lies of Coal India Limited
Coal India’s sustainability reports for 2015-16 and 2014-15 also feature the same line: “We don’t have any reported case of human rights violation”.
Chhattisgarh police should help Governments by helping Scheduled Tribes
P. S. Krishnan is a Former Secretary with the Government of India
Atrocities on STs are committed typically by misuse of the forest, police and revenue departments by persons from powerful castes, and increasingly corporates, who deprive them of their lands and other resources.
Business and Human Rights
Protecting indigenous rights in central India
Adivasis, indigenous communities in India, constitute about 8% of India’s population. They rely on their lands and forests for their livelihoods. Coal mining and other business activities have unlawfully displaced hundreds of Adivasi people in central India. We are standing up for their rights.
“When land is lost, do we eat coal?”
Coal mining and violations of Adivasi rights in India.
Chhattisgarh must investigate allegations of disposession of Adivasi land through coercion, cheating
The Chhattisgarh police must conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations by over 80 Adivasi villagers in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
छत्तीसगढ़ सरकार को जबरन, धोखाधड़ी से आदिवासी जमीन हथियाने के आरोपों की जांच करनी चाहिए
छत्तीसगढ़ के रायगढ़ जिले में ८० से ज्यादा आदिवासी ग्रामीणों द्वारा लगाए गए आरोप कि उन्हें दो निजी कंपनियों के एजेंटों के रूप में कार्य करने वाले लोगों द्वारा गैरकानूनी तौर पर अपनी भूमि से वंचित किया गया था, उनकी छत्तीसगढ़ पुलिस को एक तात्कालिक, स्वतंत्र और निष्पक्ष जांच करनी चाहिए ।
Scheduled Tribes panel order on unlawful land transfers is welcome
A recent order by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to the District Magistrate in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh directing action in cases of unlawful transfer of Adivasi land is a positive move, said Amnesty International India today.
Detained Journalist Released On Bail
Santosh Yadav was released from prison on 9 March 2017, over a week after the Supreme Court of India granted him bail. Detained since September 2015, it is believed that he was targeted for his work among Indigenous Adivasi communities in Bastar district, Chhattisgarh. He is required to report to the local police station daily.
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