Saturday, December 9, 2023

Topic: Adivasi

Dalit, Adivasi groups seek law to guarantee jobs to educated youths

NACDOR (National Confederation of Dalit and Adivasi Organisatons) made a public appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said it wants the government to bring a legislation in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament to guarantee jobs to educated youth or an allowance in the lines of minimum wages paid to workers under the MNREGA.

India prison statistics: Muslim community has more undertrials than convicts

The latest (2019) data on prisons released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that Dalits, tribals, and Muslims continue to be jailed in numbers disproportionate to their share in the total population of India, the Indian Express reported.

Kerala govt should withdraw its order to convert forest land titles to revenue titles: Adivasi rights activists

According to M. Geethanandan of the Dalit-Adivasi-Women-Civil Rights Collective, Kerala, and coordinator of Adivasi Gothra Mahasabha, there is an attempt to build a political narrative that RoRs under the FRA is not beneficial for Adivasis.

Cyclone Fani: Tracking inclusion of Dalit, Adivasi, Minority and OBC communities in disaster response

This is an excerpt from Cyclone Fani: Tracking Inclusion of Dalits, Adivasis, Minorities, and Other Marginalized Communities in Disaster Response, a study jointly undertaken by the National Dalit Watch (NCDHR) and Ambedkar Lohia Vichar Manch, Odisha.

Over 50% of child labourers in cottonseed farms in India are Dalits or Adivasis

A report published by the human rights NGO Arisa has found that children under 14 years account for over 18% of the workforce in the cottonseed farms surveyed, with over 50% of the child labourers in the sector being Dalits or Adivasis. The majority of the child labourers were not attending school.

‘You come up, breaking shackles of Manu (a)dharma that enslaved womenfolk for centuries together’

K. Veeramani, current president of Dravidar Kazhagam, a social movement in Tamilnadu that was founded by legendary leader E. V. Ramasamy, writes to Sonajharia Minz.