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IRAC seeks action against killing of a tribal man by forest officials in Madhya Pradesh

The Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC) has strongly condemned the reported killing of a tribal man identified as Chain Singh (33 years), belonging to Bhil tribe and injury to three other tribals in firing by forest officials near Khatyapura village under Lateri police station in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh on the night of 9 …

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Non-functioning of Anganwadi Centres at other tribal hamlets in Palakkad district of Kerala

The Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC)  has moved the NHRC against non-functioning of Anganwadi Centres at Aralikkonam and other tribal hamlets in Attappady in Palakkad district of Kerala which has resulted in denial of nutrition to the young children, pregnant women and lactating mothers who are mostly tribals in this area. The Anganwadi Centre at …

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Denial of right to education to over 16,000 children by decision to shut down 3,073 schools by Maharashtra govt

The Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC)  has taken strong note of a report in Mid-day titled “Amid fresh concerns, Maharashtra gets set to shut 3,073 Schools”, dated 13th December 2021, available at https://www.mid-day.com/mumbai/mumbai-news/article/amid-fresh-concernsmaharashtra-gets-set-to-shut-3-073-schools-23204830, and has moved the NHRC over the issue. The state government has decided to shut down more than 3,073 schools with fewer …

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IRAC intervenes against incident of kidnapping, gang rape and torture of tribal woman

The Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC) has sent an urgent action communication to the NHRC against the incident of kidnapping, gang rape and torture of a 28-year-old tribal woman by three persons including a government hostel superintendent in Korba district of Chhattisgarh on 13 September 2021. IRAC has taken strong note of the Times of …

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IRAC DEMANDS INVESTIGATION AND STRONG LEGAL ACTION OVER BRUTAL ASSAULT OF TRIBAL WOMAN

On 8 September 2021, Shubham Koite alias Golu, son of Motilal, went to the house of the elderly Adivasi woman to demand money that she had withdrawn out of her pension. When she refused, he started beating her. She said she had no money but Shubham didn’t listen. He hit her repeatedly with an iron …

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Telangana CM urged to stop eviction and atrocities upon tribals under “Haritha Haram” afforestation programme

New Delhi: On 14 August 2021, the New Delhi-based Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC) has urged Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to immediately stop eviction, atrocities and deprivation of livelihood of the tribals in Telangana state in the name of afforestation programme called “Haritha Haram”. This afforestation programme was launched by K. Chandrashekar Rao …

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IRAC celebrates the Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On 9 August 2021, IRAC joined the international community to celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in India. Supporters and volunteers from across India participated in a poster campaign on the occasion. The idea was to click picture of self by holding a poster with a quote/slogan on the indigenous peoples. Several …

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IRAC moves rights bodies over death of a 14-year-old tribal boy in landmine blast near India-Myanmar border

On 30 May 2021, the Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IIRAC) moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights over the  death of a 14-year-old tribal boy named Ere Dhan Tongchangya S/O Chirappo Tongchangya in IED landmine blast near India-Myanmar border near Bundukbanga village in Lawngtlai district of …

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IRAC demands withdrawal of the controversial Draft Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation 2021

On 25 May 2021, the Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC) has submitted its comments on the Draft Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation 2021 (“LDAR 2021”) and requested the Administrator to withdraw the controversial draft in the interest of the natives of the islands. The draft threatens the existing land ownership and usage in Lakshadweep by giving …

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