Tag : land acquisition

4 results were found for the search for land acquisition

India’s domestic surgical strike on 11 lakh Adivasi families

The Forest Rights Act was enacted in 2006 by the first UPA Government. MoEF Jairam Ramesh, after lengthy bargainings and consultations with rights groups and NGOs, agreed to pass the bill, mostly out of electoral compulsions and as a means to check the rise of radical left forces among Adivasis. Corporations with direct business interests […]


State repression intensifies in Thoothukudi: Indiscriminate arrest of villagers and activists

Amidst widening state repression of the struggle in Thoothukudi, Advocate Vanchi Nathan, State Coordinator of People’s Right Protection Centre who also served as the legal advisor to the Committee for the Struggle against Sterlite has been arrested, as have six members of Makkal Athikaram who have been booked under the authoritarian National Security Act. Lois […]


Police continues crackdown in Tuticorin after killing at least 13 people

In Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu police shot and killed another person, 22 year old Kaliappan on Wednesday and on Thursday morning another person, Selva Sekaran, succumbed to his injuries, bringing the death toll to at least 13, with more than 60 injured. Lois Sofia writes about the ongoing attacks and clampdown on the protesters. Read our […]


Bhangor – Ongoing Fight for Land, Livelihood and Democracy: A Video Timeline

Groundxero: ‘লড়াই করে বাঁচতে চাই : ভাঙ্গড় টাইমলাইন ২০১৭-১৮’ / ‘Lodaai Kore Baanchte Chaai : Bhangor Timeline 2017-18’ is a GroundXero documentation of the protests and struggle of the people of Bhangor against forced land acquisition and terror inflicted by the ruling party in West Bengal.