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32 Adivasi families in Odisha remain under open sky

The lockdown to contain Covid19 outbreak announced on March 24, impacted a large section of the country’s marginalised and vulnerable population/s including tribal and forest communities. The 32 Adivasi families in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Odisha, whose houses were demolished by the forest department on 24th April, 2020, remain without shelter and have been living […]

Odisha Government’s relentless persecution of Adivasis continues even during the Lockdown

An Adivasi village demolished by the Forest Department in Odisha during the ongoing lockdown, leaves at least 32 families without any shelter, reports Surya Shankar Dash.     The Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Odisha and at a distance of about 15 km from Bhawanipatna, the district headquarter. The Khandualmali hill range located in the forest is […]

COVID-19: Odisha Mining Companies Profit at the Cost of Adivasi Dalit Lives 

While the COVID-19 virus continues to make its way through the population, infecting larger numbers of individuals every day, the Adivasi Dalit communities of Odisha are at great risk due to the state government’s decision to allow mining activities and continue operations in mineral production factories across Odisha, writes Surya Shankar Dash.     Asurpada, […]

State Terror Continues unabated in Niyamgiri hills, 5 Activists Arrested

In a latest crackdown, five activists from the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti were arrested by Odisha Police yesterday, in continuation of brutal repression on the anti-mining struggle by Vedanta and the Naveen Patnaik Government. A report by Surya Shankar Dash.   On the morning of 24th July ’19, Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS) activists Jilu Majhi, Tunguru […]