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India, also known as Bharat, is a Union of States. It is a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic with a parliamentary system of government.
Source: https://www.india.gov.in/my-government/constitution-india
Visited: 27 April 2019

The Sovereign Republic of India was formally proclaimed on January 26, 1950, governed by a constitution which guaranteed
– The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law
– The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex
– ‘Untouchability’ is abolished and its practice in any form is forbidden.
Source: Gita Mehta quoting Dr Ambedkar in “Snakes and Ladders: A View of Modern India” (Minerva 1997 ed., pp. 92-93)

Map | Provisions for particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG): India’s Constitution guarantees justice “in tune with the customary law” of Scheduled Tribes

“Primitive, geographically isolated, shy and socially, educationally & economically backwardness these are the traits that distinguish Scheduled Tribes of our country from other communities. Tribal communities live in about 15% of the country’s areas in various ecological and geo-climatic conditions … Continue reading

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Tribal population displaced in the Narmada valley

Ever since the Narmada Control Authority in its Action Taken Report permitted the raising of the Sardar Sarovar dam to 110.64 metres, the entire tribal belt in the Narmada valley came under the submergence zone. The scale of devastation during … Continue reading

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Tip | Information about India’s “Particularly vulnerable tribal groups” (PVTG): The relevant facts and up-to-date press reports at your fingertips

Find information on India’s “Particularly vulnerable tribal groups” instantly by using the following Category for posts on this website: Particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) >> perusing reports and other publications here (type “particularly vulnerable tribal group” in the search window): Govt. … Continue reading

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2019 (9 August) – Unesco

Indigenous peoples and UNESCO Indigenous peoples live in all regions of the world and own, occupy or use some 22% of global land area. Numbering at least 370-500 million, indigenous peoples represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity, … Continue reading

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Access to (higher) education and employment: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel Session 5: Indigenous Communities Negotiating with ModernityChaired by: Prof. Sonajharia Minz, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, India.Paper Presenters: Vijay Baraik (IGNOU, New Delhi), Dhaneshwar Bhoi & Neelima Rashmi Lakra (TISS, Mumbai), Bidyut Suman Ekka (TISS, … Continue reading

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