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..
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]