Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicTribal rights

Topic: Tribal rights

‘They buy and sell our kids for oxen’: In some Arunachal hamlets, slavery is a way of life

For generations, the Nyishi and Miji tribes have ‘owned’ members of the Puroik community. While this practice was outlawed in 1999, it prevails in pockets of Arunachal Pradesh.

No power, no school, no healthcare: Why tribals from this ‘missing’ Andhra hamlet want to be relocated

Tribals of Jeelugulova, a village in Andhra Pradesh, are demanding that they be relocated for them to get access to electricity, and their children an education.

In Andhra, an uninhabited hill pits tribal women against local administration & mining firm

Andhra farmers allege that land they have been cultivating for decades has been given to a mining company on lease. Authorities say the tribals were never assigned the land.

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.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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