Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicTribal rights

Topic: Tribal rights

Why Telangana is seeing an increase in violent clashes between tribals & forest officials

Since 2019, there have been at least eight major incidents in which Telangana’s tribals have clashed with forest officials. 

To label Stan Swamy’s activism as ‘Jesuit Marxism’ is to bark up the wrong tree

Stan Swamy sought redressal within the Constitution. Just look at the sheer number of court cases he filed. Speaks of his faith in an important arm of the State.

With its betrayal in Bastar, Congress has abandoned adivasi cause — one that gave it power

A Congress leader who used to call security forces 'evil' told an officer involved in the Chhattisgarh police operation that killed three adivasis in Silger 'not to be deterred by deaths'.

Adivasis are not Hindus. Lazy colonial census gave them the label

There is a reason Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's statement at Harvard's India Conference that Adivasis were never Hindus rattled the BJP and RSS.

UPSC job ad kicks up ‘Meena-Mina’ row, recruiter accused of trying to ‘divide ST community’

Minas are classified as STs in the central list and are thus eligible for reservation. But Meenas have been kept out of the quota fold even though they say they are the same group.

Chhattisgarh tribals to get community forest rights. Activists welcome plan but with caution

The Chhattisgarh govt will allow tribals to manage and exploit forest produce at a community level. The tribal affairs department will serve as the nodal agency.

Change the name, make it Indian Forest and Tribal Services, ST panel to tell govt

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes says name change will ensure forest officers also look into aspects of tribal welfare.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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