Interventions

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 […]

In Media

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

Time8 18/06/2020 The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India argued that the online classes are directly creating further inequalities and the gap in learning in the classrooms because of the failure of the appropriate government to provide access to online education to all the students, particularly the SC/ST students. Guwahati: The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India […]

In Media

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

The Sentinel 17/06/2020 Online classes have been seen as an effective means to disseminate education during the lockdown Guwahati:  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 the inclusion of the underprivileged sections of society including […]

Press Releases

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 […]

Interventions

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..

In Media

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

The Sentinel 06/06/2020 ITANAGAR/NEW DELHI: The Indigenous Lawyers’ Association of India (ILAI) on Friday urged the Centre and Arunachal Pradesh government to scrap the proposed 3,097-MW capacity Dibang Valley hydroelectric power project to protect the environment and wildlife in the region. The 3,097 MW capacity power plant proposed to be commissioned by Etalin Hydro Electric […]

Interventions

Tribal family’s hut burnt down in Madhya Pradesh: ILAI seeks NHRC’s intervention

The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) on 6 June 2020 sought the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against atrocities committed against tribals including burning down of a hut belonging to Sildaar Khajaan (55 years) by forest officials at Siwal village under Nepanagar police station in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh on […]

In Media

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

The Hindu05/06/2020 Greens divided over coal project in Assam, lawyers’ collective want Arunachal hydro project scrapped A conservation foundation has pushed for “rural futures” on World Environment Day as green groups appeared divided on the issue of coal mining near a rainforest reserve in Assam while an indigenous lawyers’ collective called for scrapping a mega-dam project in Arunachal […]