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Civil Society urges the centre not to trample over the Rights of Forest Dwellers in...

Press release | August 1, 2014 at 19:17

1st August, 2014, New Delhi: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti[1] (MSS) supported by prominent members of civil society organisations today urged the Indian government not to trample over the rights of the forest dwelling communities of Mahan region in...

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

Press release | January 12, 2015 at 16:46

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...

Van Satyagraha: Community members confront Essar officials

Press release | May 6, 2014 at 18:56

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, May 6, 2014: Eighty local community members successfully stopped work on an Essar-led coal mine in Mahan forest, Madhya Pradesh yesterday. The villagers oppose the mine, which would destroy the forest on which they...

Eleven villages and the MSS stand united against coal mining in Mahan

Feature story | August 4, 2013 at 17:13

The communities from 11 villages around the Mahan forests in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, held a rally on 4th August in Singrauli to let Essar know that they will not allow coal mining in the Mahan forests. The rally, Van Adhikar Sammelan,...

'We will not allow Mining in Mahan’: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti

Press release | August 4, 2013 at 15:17

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh/ August 4, 2013: Tribals from eleven villages around the Mahan forest area today held a rally – Van Adhikar Sammelan – to tell Essar they would not allow it to mine coal in their forests, just as their brothers and...

All You Wanted To Know About The Gram Sabha

Blog entry by Sridevi Padmanabhan | July 31, 2014

What is a Gram Sabha? The Gram Sabha (elected every five years) is a meeting of all adults who live in the area covered by a panchayat. Anyone who is 18 years old or more and who has the right to vote is a member of the Gram Sabha.

What would Gandhi do?

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | March 17, 2015

Eighty four years ago, Gandhi came to London to take part in the Roundtable Conference. He had just led the iconic Dandi March heralding a mass civil disobedience movement in India that would ultimately lead to the end of the British...

What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | January 13, 2015

Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to...

Will MoTA and MoEF show some spine?

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | January 30, 2013

2013 promises to be a year in which the fate of large swathes of India's forests are determined. January has already witnessed two potentially significant developments in the ongoing war over coal mining in some of India's last...

Uphold the Forests Rights Act

Blog entry by Nikita Saha | April 26, 2013

A watering hole in the Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve. © Dhritiman Mukherjee / Greenpeace The Forest Rights Act (FRA) is a legislation which covers a variety of environment related causes, one of them being the rights of the forest...

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