Indigenous People

Witch-hunting with Impunity We are perhaps familiar of people being branded as

  0 comments   |     by Shantanu Dutta on 28, May 2018

A street play against witch-hunting in a village in West Midnapore- Photo Credit/ Telegraph India “Witch-hunting  is

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Adivasi Women join hands to fight against Alcoholism

  0 comments   |     by Shajid Khan on 26, May 2018

Childrens holding placards on the awareness programme at Beluguri village in Orang of Udalguri of Assam on Sunday. UDALGURI,Assam ,May 21: The Adivasi community of state whose fate remains locked decades after the Britshers left them in tea gardens of state are plagued with innumerous socio-economic hardships. In the ‘labou

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The Adivasis of India - A History of Discrimination, Conflict, and Resistance

  0 comments   |     by C.R. Bijoy on 27, March 2018

- By C.R. Bijoy, Core Committee of the All India Coordinating Forum of Adivasis/Indigenous Peoples The 67.7 million people belonging to "Scheduled Tribes" in India are generally considered to be 

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Insurgencies in Manipur: politics & ideology

  0 comments   |     by M. S. Prabhakara on 17, March 2018

Among all the North Eastern states of India, Manipur is the worst affected in terms of militancy and insurgency. Today, there are at least 12 insurgent outfits active in the state and even today the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, imposed by the Government of India remains in force in the state. The reign of terror has continued in other forms like attackin

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Raigarh authorities should protect Adivasis’ right to peaceful protest

  0 comments   |     by By Amnesty International India on 13, March 2018

Local authorities in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, should respect and protect the right of Adivasi villagers opposing the activities of private companies to conduct peaceful protests on 15 and 16 January. Residents of six villages in Gharghoda block, Raigarh are planning a protest against the unlawful construction of an ash pond by TRN Energy Limited in Nawapara Tenda village and the establishment of

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T-MASS: A New Experiment In Ambedkarite-Marxist Alliance

  0 comments   |     by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd on 13, February 2018

The newly formed organization popularly called T-MASS is a registered organization under the Telangana Government’s Registration Act with a name “Telangana Mass and Social Organizations”. Under its broad umbrella many Ambedkarist, Phuleite, communist, humanist, women organizations are working with a broad phil

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Land rights protests met with militarised response and brutality

  0 comments   |     by Indigenous World - IWGIA's global report on 15, November 2017

Arbitrary arrest and detention, shootings, tear gas, and killings. This is, how local authorities, military and police have reacted to non-violent protests of indigenous peoples throughout 2016. People were shocked by how the protesters at Standing Rock were met with a disproportionate militarised response. At the same time in India and Bangladesh, land rights protesters were met with even hars

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WHO WAS TIPU SULTAN? by Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad

  0 comments   |     by Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad on 29, October 2017

The blatantly false propaganda being spread by the Hindutva Sangha Parivar over Tipu Sultan is reaching outlandish proportions. A Hindutva troll is trying to teach me my own family history with regard to Tipu Sultan’s patronage of Hindu temples. She has been posting all kinds of nonsense on my timeline, disputing what I know about my own ancestors, and I have blocked her. Almost all the w

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LAND RIGHTS PROTESTS MET WITH MILITARY RESPONSE AND BRUTALITYE

  0 comments   |     by Indigenous World - IWGIA's global report on 17, October 2017

Land rights protests met with militarised response and brutality Arbitrary arrest and detention, shootings, tear gas, and killings. This is, how local authorities, military and police have reacted to non-violent protests of indigenous peoples throughout 2016. People were shocked by how the protesters at Standing Rock were met

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WSS Condemns Threats By Bajrang Dal On WSS Activist In Assam

  0 comments   |     by WSS on 07, June 2017

Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) strongly condemns the manner in which our member Ms Bondita Acharya, a well known women’s activist from Jorhat, Assam, is being criminally intimidated, abused in sexual language, defamed and trolled on her Facebook account only because she expressed her personal opinion regarding eating of beef, a common practice in her state of Ass

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