Keyword : Tribal Rights

ST commission: Toothless

Jharkhand is on the boil over acquisition of tribal land. On October 5, four people were killed and more than a dozen injured while protesting against a coal mining project of NTPC, a Mahar

“I admit we cannot do much”

Rameshwar Oraon, a former Congress MP who went on to serve as minister of state for tribal affairs, is completing his second consecutive term as the head of the ST commission. In an interview w

A tale of land loss, from Birsa’s village

A hulking armoured vehicle of the CRPF, olive green against the dull yellow of crop stubble, stands morosely where the road curves into Ulihatu, a village of Munda tribals. Such mine-proof vehicles

You can’t win trust by dropping leaflets from choppers: Arjun Munda

Former chief minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda, of the ruling BJP, is among the leading tribal voices questioning the amendments to the CNTA and SPTA. Portraying himself as a willing arbitrator

How a PSU takes land for mining

On October 1 last year, Mehtab Alam Ansari, 30, who worked as a tailor in Delhi, had arrived in his village, Chepa Khurd in Barkagaon tehsil of Harazibagh district, to celebrate Eid with his family



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