On the night of 9 August 2022, a tribal identified as Chain Singh was killed and three other tribals including Mahendra Singh and Bhagwan Singh sustained serious injuries after the forest officials opened indiscriminate fire at Khadyapura forest area in Vidisha district, Madhya Pradesh. On 9 August 2022 morning, all the victims had gone to […]
On 16 August 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took cognizance of a complaint (Case No. 2015/1/21/2022) filed by Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) regarding illegal sterilization surgeries conducted on about 600 tribal men and women including members of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in private hospitals in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh in June […]
On 10 August 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notice to Superintendent of Police (SP), Nuapada district of Odisha calling for action taken report regarding the death of 6-year-old tribal girl student at Nehena Sevashram (ST/SC Residential School) hostel under Nuapada Tehsil in Nuapada district on 3 August 2022. The NHRC registered the […]
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 […]
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
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..
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 […]
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. […]