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PRESS RELEASE: ILAI asks Assam Govt not to destroy the tribal communities by granting ST status to non-tribal communities

New Delhi: Ahead of the meeting of the Group of Ministers headed by Shri Himanta Biswa Sharma, Hon’ble Finance Minister of Assam, to discuss the issue of granting Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six communities at 11 am on 8 October 2020, the Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) called upon the Government of Assam […]

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Environment Ministry urged to withdraw constitutional Draft EIA Notification 2020, an instrument to grab tribal lands and forests

NEW DELHI, 30 JUNE 2020: The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) in its submission to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change today urged to withdraw the unconstitutional the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification of 2020 which it described as an instrument to grab tribal lands and forests. The Ministry of Environment, […]

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ILAI urges NHRC to ensure inclusion of tribal students in online classes during COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi, 17 June 2020: The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) has filed a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to ensure the fundamental right to education by ensuring inclusion of the underprivileged sections of society including tribals, dalits, forest dwellers and the poor in the online classes imparted by the schools […]

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World Environment Day: The Dibang Valley Project Must Be Stopped

New Delhi, 5th June 2020: On the occasion of the World Environment Day today (5th June) whose theme is ‘Time for Nature’, Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) urged the Government of India and the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh to cancel the Dibang Valley Hydropower project, the 3097 MW project to be developed by […]

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Reverse migration of tribal migrants after lockdown could destroy indigenous communities”, IWGIA & ILAI joint study

COPENHAGEN/NEW DELHI: In a joint study, “COVID-19 in India: Reverse migration could destroy indigenous communities” (https://www.iwgia.org/en/news-alerts/news-covid-19/3549-covid-19-india-reverse-migration.html), International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) based in Denmark and Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) stated that reverse migration of indigenous peoples in the post lockdown period could destroy India’s tribal communities largely concentrated in ten states […]

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ILAI calls for either withdrawal of the Draft EIA notification 2020 or full compliance with PESA and FRA

In its submission to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, ILAI has requested either to withdraw the draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2020 as an executive order cannot override, amend or supersede the statutory provisions or ensure that the final EIA, 2020 expressly provide for compliance with the statutory laws like the PESA […]

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ILAI seeks inclusion of tribal students in online classes

The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) has filed a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to ensure the fundamental right to education by ensuring inclusion of the tribals and other underprivileged students in the online classes imparted by the schools during the COVID19 lockdown period. To read more, please click

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ILAI intervenes against forced land acquisition and eviction of tribals near Statue of Unity in Gujarat

The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) has intervened with the NHRC against forcible land acquisition, non-payment of compensation and forced eviction of 5,000 tribals from six villages namely Kevadiya, Vagadiya, Navagam, Limbdi, Kothi and Gora near Statue of Unity under Garudeshwar taluka in Narmada district of Gujarat. Click here to read more..

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Stop The Dibang Valley Project To Protect Indigenous Mishmi Peoples, Biodiversity and Ecology of the North East

On the occasion of the World Environment Day today (5th June) whose theme is ‘Time for Nature’, Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) urged the Government of India and the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh to cancel the Dibang Valley Hydropower project, the 3097 MW project to be developed by Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company […]

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COVID-19 in India: Reverse migration could destroy indigenous communities

WRITTEN ON 06 APRIL 2020 Photo: Chris Erni // IWGIA By –Dilip Chakma, Convenor, Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) and Paritosh Chakma, Advisor, ILAI Introduction Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared as a pandemic and its impact on the world is yet to be fully assessed. Indigenous peoples living on the margins of the society are […]

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BJSM lauds ILAI for opposing move to accord ST to six communities

The Sentinel 09 October 2020 The Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha (BJSM) on Thursday lauded the Indigenous Lawyers’ Association of India (ILAI) KOKRAJHAR: The Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha (BJSM) on Thursday lauded the Indigenous Lawyers’ Association of India (ILAI) for objecting to the move of the Central and State governments to grant ST status to the […]

Demand for ST status turns thorny for Assam BJP ahead of Assembly elections

‘ST status to non-tribals will destroy tribals’

Assam umbrella tribal body demands freezing of existing list of ST-Plain

Assam: Lawyers’ body opposes granting of ST rights to 6 ethnic communities

Global NGOs against auctioning of coal blocks by India, The Hindu

Centre’s proposed eco clearance rules jeopardize NE’s fragile ecology

Draft EIA Notification 2020, an Instrument to Grab Tribal Lands: Indigenous Lawyers, Time8

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in India, Lawyers for Lawyers

Indigenous lawyers move NHRC to ensure inclusive online classes for deprived students, Time8

Ensure inclusion of tribal students in online classes during lockdown: Tribal body to NHRC, The Sentinel

Scrap Dibang Valley power plant: Indigenous Lawyers’ Association of India, The Sentinel

World Environment Day: Amid mining, dam issues in Northeast, conservation group banks on ‘rural futures’, The Hindu

Arunachal hydropower project that entails felling of 2.7 lakh trees irks lawyer’s body, The New Indian Express

Lawyers” body urges govt to scrap 3,097 MW Arunachal power plant, Outlook