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CPI(M) Leader Writes to PM on Eviction of Adivasis

THE Supreme Court issued written orders that were made public on February 20, to evict all adivasis and traditional forest dwellers from forest land whose claims have not been accepted. These orders came on the petition Wild Life First vs Ministry of Forest and Environment, (Writ petition(s) Civil No(s) 109/2008, order dated 13-2-2019) which challenged the Forest Rights Act itself.
 

Withdraw the Illegal Order That Undermines Rights Of Tribals

I WRITE to you to express my deep dismay at recent developments which grossly undermine the legal provisions for the protection of forest dwelling tribal communities and other forest dwellers. I was a member of the select committee of parliament on the Forest Rights Act. I was also directly involved in moving crucial amendments which became part of the Wild Life Protection Amendment Act 2006 which are of direct relevance to the matter at hand, which is why I am constrained to write to you.

‘Addressing Peoples Aspirations & Grievances Rather than Blatant Use of force, is the only Remedy’

CPI(M) leader and MLA, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has written a letter to  Mehbooba Mufti, chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on October 10 regarding the tragic death of 12 year old Junaid, and regarding the indiscriminate use of force and random arrests of people under draconian laws like PSA. He said, with the tragic and shocking death of one more Juniad, all the Kashmiri parents have lost one more young son, who could have bloomed and proved an asset for the state.

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