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..
Mysterious deaths of tribal students in govt residential schools in Odisha, ILAI seeks NHRC actions
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 […]
Madhya Pradesh: Intervention made against killing of one tribal and injuries to three others
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 […]
ILAI seeks inclusion of tribal students in online classes
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 Share the […]