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. These vulnerable communities have also been excluded from Ayushman Bharat Yojana thereby excluding them from free testing of COVID-19 and absence of proper shelter and food during 14-day quarantine period imposed on the students and migrant workers belonging to these communities who had returned before the lockdown on 24.03.2020 and are expected to return to Arunachal Pradesh after the lifting of the lockdown. The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) have sought the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in this regard. Click here to know more..
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 […]
ILAI seeks action against illegal sterilization surgeries conducted on hundreds tribals including PVTGs in Andhra Pradesh
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 […]
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 […]