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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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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 […]