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A historical plea to ‘secure the advancement of the tribals without disturbing the essential harmony of their life and secure their integration without imposition’: Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes Commission – Government of India

The establishment of vast industrial enterprises in tribal zones lends urgency to the extension of protective measures to all tribals whose rights and way of life have been placed in jeopardy. The framers of the Indian Constitution were clear that … Continue reading

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More than a question of terminology: ‘Adivasi’, ‘Indigenous Peoples of India’, ‘Vanvasi’, ‘Vanyajati’, and the administration of constitutional privileges for ‘Scheduled Tribes’ (ST)

Adivasis are not a homogeneous group; there are over 200 distinct peoples speaking more than 100 languages, and varying greatly in ethnicity and culture. – Source: World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – India | Read more >> ‘Adivasi’ – A … Continue reading

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A tribe whose presence was confirmed in the islands to 2,000 years ago: The Sentinelese – North Sentinel Island (Andamans)

Is This Andaman Tribe in a Tourist Zoo? Time to Wake up and End This ‘Safari’! The Jarawa have been occupying the Andaman rainforests for years Rayomand Engineer, The Better India 30 March 2018 | Read the full article here … Continue reading

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Tribal rights and conservation – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

PANKAJ SEKHSARIA, The Hindu, February 4, 2012 Unlike the rest of India, tribal rights and conservation are not at the opposite ends of the spectrum in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Yet, there are challenges. In a national scenario where wildlife … Continue reading

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“Time now to undo the historical injustice” in accordance with the United Nations’ Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Adivasi publicist Ruby Hembrom – The New Indian Express

Ruby Hembrom, The New Indian Express, 18-5-16 | To read the entire article and keep track of the author’s column, click here >> The 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened at New York last week. This annual two-week … Continue reading

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