Interventions

NHRC’s intervention sought to provide ration and healthcare to Chakmas and Hajongs in Arunachal Pradesh

During this difficult times of COVID19 pandemic, about 65,875 Chakmas and Hajongs, majority of whom are citizens of India by birth including about 5,097 who have voting rights, have been excluded from the “economic package for vulnerable sections in difficult times of Covid-19 pandemic” announced by the State of Arunachal Pradesh on 14 April 2020. […]

In Media

“Reverse Migration” of Tribal Migrants Due to Lockdown Can Destroy India’s Indigenous Population: Says Study, India Tomorrow

India Tomorrow08/04/2020 NEW DELHI, APRIL 8—A joint study conducted by the Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) and Denmark-based International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) has said that the “reverse migration” if indigenous people in the post-lockdown period can destroy India’s tribal communities largely concentrated in 10 states, besides the country Northeastern region. Titled […]

In Media

Reverse migration of peoples due to lockdown may destroy India’s tribal communities, The Economic Times

The Economic Times07/04/2020 “Reverse migration, possibly carrying the virus, can have devastating impact on indigenous communities,” it said adding that it can wipe out endangered indigenous peoples of India and further, permanently damage the survival of many communities. Reverse migration of indigenous peoples in the post lockdown period could destroy India’s tribal communities largely concentrated […]

Press Releases

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 […]