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‘Aapke ghar me to light jalti hai, hamara to dil jalta hai’: Toothless protection of Adivasi & Dalit coalworkers in Chhattisgarh

Ankush Uttam Helode Coal is one of the many natural minerals that are found in the state of Chhattisgarh. In 2021, Chhattisgarh alone produced 113 million metric tonnes of coal, or 20% of the nation’s total coal production. The majority of the coal produced comes from the land of Dalits and Adivasis, but because the …


Neither the “anonymous complaints” nor the “threats of arrests” are new for me: Degree Prasad Chouhan

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  Degree Prasad Chouhan The state is continuously trying to establish a fake connection between naxals and me. I have been targeted by the state and non-state actors because of my sustained activism and my work against the feudal society, where the marginalized communities are suppressed and evicted, deprived of their human rights. This is …


Unlawful construction of ash pond for power plant in Raigarh

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  Amnesty International India The construction of an ash pond for a thermal power plant in Nawapara Tenda village, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh without informing or consulting local Adivasi villagers violates their right to free, prior and informed consent, said Amnesty International India today. TRN Energy, a subsidiary of ACB (India) Power Limited, operates a 600 MW …


Chhattisgarh must investigate allegations of dispossession of Adivasi land through coercion, cheating

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  Amnesty International India Press Release The Chhattisgarh police must conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations by over 80 Adivasi villagers in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh that they had been unlawfully dispossessed of their lands by people acting as agents for two private companies. On 14 June, 81 Adivasi women and men tried to …