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Tribals injured in firing by Mizoram police

On December 31, 2021, two tribals namely Rathindra Reang (14 years) and his father Ramuhai Reang (40 years) were injured in firing by Mizoram Police when they went in search of work in Mamit district of Mizoram. Both the victims are residents of Kanchanpur subdivision in Tripura state, bordering Mizoram. As per reports by ANI, …

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Third-degree torture given to seven tribal villagers by forest guards on the suspicion of being involved in poaching in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra

IRAC has moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over the third-degree torture given to seven tribal villagers namely Aakash Chandekar, Ishwar Ramteke, Hanuman Asutkar, Sandeep Asutkar, Sandeep Nehare, Mangesh Asutkar and Rakesh Sao by forest guards on the suspicion of being involved in poaching of spotted deer in Durgapur in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra …

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IRAC demands judicial inquiry and compensation over custodial death of a 35-year-old tribal in Maharashtra

On 11 October 2021, the Ingenious Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC) has moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against the custodial death of a 35-year-old tribal man identified as Bhim Kale,a Phase Pardhi tribal, due to alleged torture in illegal police custody at Vijapur Naka police station in Solapur district, Maharashtra on 3 October 2021. …

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IRAC DEMANDS RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER VALSINGH SASTE

On 5th August 2021, Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC) sought immediate intervention of National Human Rights Comission (NHRC) in the matter of Human Rights Defender Valsingh Saste.  On 22nd July 2021, Barwani district administration in Madhya Pradesh issued an externment notice of one year to Valsingh Saste who is a tribal rights activist and member …

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False FIR against 7 Chenchu tribals in Telangana

IRAC has taken strong note of a report in The Times of India titled “Telangana: Complaint against seven members of Chenchus after clash with forest officials” dated 4 July 2021 (accessed at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/complaint-against-7-chenchus-after-clash-with-forest-officials/articleshowprint/84102211.cms)   According to the report, seven Chenchu tribals were accused of pouring petrol on a forest beat officer at Macharam in Amrabad …

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