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Greenpeace Campaigner Demands explanation on alleged ‘lookout circular’ against her

Press release | January 12, 2015 at 15:46

New Delhi, 12 January 2015: A day after Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai was ‘offloaded’ and barred from leaving the country she has shot a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Pillai, a senior campaigner with the organisation has demanded...

Crackdown on Forest Rights Activists Escalates

Feature story | July 31, 2014 at 11:35

Do the constant bids to silence and threaten the people's movement in Mahan ever stop? The police in Singrauli stooped to a new low. Barely two months after four forest rights activists were arrested from Greenpeace's Waidhan office, local police...

Power for the People

Publication | August 5, 2014 at 10:10

The Mahan forests are a contiguous patch extending over about 500 sq km in the Waidhan and East Sarai Ranges of Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh’s eastern most district. Singrauli is a relatively new district, carved out of the neighbouring Sidhi in...

Essar tries to use ‘leaked’ IB report to clamp down on people’s protests in Mahan...

Press release | June 18, 2014 at 10:49

17th June 2014: The company which has initiated a 500-crore Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) case on tribal people and Greenpeace, to stop them from criticising its planned coal mine in Mahan forest, is now trying to use the...

Crackdown on Forest Rights Activists Intensifies

Press release | July 31, 2014 at 9:33

July 30 2014, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh: The police in Singrauli have stooped to a new low, according to Greenpeace. Barely two months after four forest rights activists were arrested from Greenpeace's Waidhan office local police officials once...

Greenpeace urges fair and transparent vote on protection of India’s Mahan forest

Press release | August 18, 2014 at 11:57

Amsterdam, 18 August 2014: Greenpeace International today joined Greenpeace India's call for Indian authorities to protect democracy and ensure a fair and transparent village council vote in the Mahan forest, over a proposed coal mine...

‘Systematic clampdown on People’s Movements Unacceptable’: MSS

Press release | August 5, 2014 at 12:55

August 5, 2014, Bhopal: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti[1] (MSS) supported by prominent members of other social movements today urged the government of Madhya Pradesh to end the systematic clampdown of the movement against Essar and Hindalco's proposed...

Custodian of Tribal Rights, MP Guv dismissive of people and their rights

Press release | August 16, 2013 at 12:03

Bhopal, 14 August 2013: On the eve of Independence Day, the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Ram Naresh Yadav refused to listen to the appeal made by the tribal people from Mahan for protection of their rights. Seven representatives from the Mahan...

First-Hand Account of Crackdown & Arrest of Activists

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | July 30, 2014

It was a serious case of déjà vu! The knocks on the door of the guesthouse after midnight began just like the last time on May 8 when police barged in to arrest my Greenpeace colleagues on false pretexts. This time around there were...

Sumilya, her day and her year in Mahan forests

Blog entry by Aafreen Ali | June 4, 2014

I met Sumilya, a friend I made from Amelia during the Mumbai protest we did some 3-4 months back. She took my palm in hers and pressed it slightly as a physical gesture signifying her happiness at seeing me again. We were re-living the...

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