Tribal Forest Dwellers call indefinite protest: Forest Rights Dharna in Delhi 23rd November 07.
With every passing day there is more violence and repression in forest areas. Mine after mine is cleared and forest after forest destroyed. Meanwhile, despite more than eleven month having been passed, the scheduled tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) ACT, 2006 has yet to be notified.
This law is the biggest step forward for forest communities in India’s history. But at every stage,
The UPA Govt. has sought to render it toothless.
While the law is held up because it will” harm wildlife” forest destruction is accelerating at a great peace. In the since this low was passed, People continue to face evictions and inhuman violence across forest areas. Neither forest nor people are on this government’s agenda.
see the footage of the dharna below: