The Hindu | March 09, 2020
Social activist and former IAS officer E.A.S. Sarma has criticised reservation of ZPTC and MPTC seats in the scheduled areas for non-tribals.
In a representation to Principal Secretary, Tribal Welfare, R.P. Sisodia, he said some ZPTC and MPTC seats had been reportedly reserved for non-tribals in the scheduled areas of Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts.
“In my view, it is highly imprudent on the part of the State government to reserve any seats in ZPTCs and MPTCs for non-tribals in the scheduled areas of the State.” Read more
The Hindu | March 06, 2020
Land acquisition will not lapse if relief is paid to treasury, the Court says.
The Supreme Court on Friday reaffirmed its February 2018 ruling on Section 24 on land acquisition compensation awards, given by a three-judge bench, led by Justice Arun Mishra, in the Indore Development Authority case. Read more
The Times of India | Feb 18, 2020
VIJAYAWADA: The disquiet among the Adivasi community in the tribal regions of Visakhapatnam has been rising in recent months as the state government appears to be turning a blind eye to critical rulings by the courts, including the Supreme Court, on the rights of Adivasis to their land. Read more
Counterview.net | Feb 10, 2020
A civil rights organization, Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha (JJM) suspects that “growing influence” of Satipati cult, started in Gujarat, exhorting people to boycott government schemes and elections, on one hand, and religious practices of Adivasis, on the other, may be behind the recent killing of seven persons in Burugulikera village, West Singhbhum district, Jharkahnd. Read more
The Wire | Feb 06, 2020
The new Statue of Unity Act illegally converts a forested area over which the local tribal population has constitutionally guaranteed rights into an ‘urban’ area in which they will need government permission to do anything.
The recently enacted ‘Statue of Unity (SoU) Area Development and Tourism Governance Act, 2019’ in Gujarat comes amidst a terrifying atmosphere of intimidation, house arrests, detention and, FIRs, not to mention the overarching implementation of Section 144 across the state. Read more