News of tribals of India.

आदिवासी बच्चों को उनकी जड़ों से अलग करते बस्तर के ये स्कूल

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दंतेवाड़ा/सुकमा (छत्तीसगढ़) : बस्तर में चल रहे स्कूल ज्ञान के केंद्र होने के बजाय अज्ञान के कीड़े साबित होते जा रहे हैं. ऐसा मानना हमारा नहीं, बल्कि यहां रहने वाले आदिवासी मानते हैं. ज्ञान की रोशनी बिखेरनी वाले आदिवासी क्षेत्र के इन स्कूलों में शिक्षा के नाम पर बच्चों को भगवाकरण का टॉनिक पिलाया जा रहा है. ऐसा टॉनिक जो उन्हें समझदार इंसान व आदिवासियों का हमदर्द होने के बजाय अपने मां-बाप से नफ़रत करने वाला, बेहद ही कट्टर और रूढ़िवादी हाड़-मांस के टुकड़ों में तब्दील कर चुका है. और यह सब राज्य सरकार की शह पर हो रहा है.

Under Modi, record rise in unspent funds for Dalits/tribals

By Nikhil M. Babu

In the run-up to the 2014 general elections, then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while addressing a gathering of Dalits and backward classes in Kerala, had described himself as a victim of untouchability. "The next 10 years are going to be yours," he had said, to loud cheers.

Keep your promise, don't change land act: Tribal leaders to PM

Ranchi : Tribal leaders of Jharkhand have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep his promise of not changing the land act in the state.

"Addressing a rally in Dumka in December 2014, Prime Minister Modi had promised that the tribal land protection act would not be changed. Despite his promise, the Raghubar Das-led BJP government in the state has decided to make changes in the land acts by bringing an ordinance," Victor Malto, a leader of Tribal Buddijivi Manch (TBM), told IANS.

Unspent money for Dalits/tribals, $42.6 bn = 8 times agri budget

By Nikhil M. Babu

It was raining heavily last monsoon when Heerabai's youngest child, Seshkumari, 4, collapsed with a fever. The family could only watch helplessly as her temperature soared and she turned delirious late night.

The nearest primary health centre for Pachkol, Heerabai's village in Chhindwara district in south-west Madhya Pradesh, is 25 km away. And every monsoon, the swollen Bhagbhel river floods the road linking the village to the health centre. If you fall sick, said residents, you have very little hope of finding any medical help.

Crowds cheer Modi in tribal Gujarat, but silent to other BJP leaders

Limkheda (Gujarat) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shed all security and proceeded in an open vehicle from the helipad, waving at the cheering crowds at his rally in this Gujarat tribal town and sought to invoke Gujarati pride by noting a local lad had come to meet them on his birthday.

However, the event also saw a continuous trickle of people leaving the venue.

Quota for faculty members at IIMs on anvil: Javadekar

Ahmedabad : The Union Human Resources Development Ministry is considering introducing reservation for faculty positions at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here on Friday that the ministry would shortly hold talks with the chiefs of the prestigious B-schools in this regard. The Chairmen and Directors of IIMs will first meet at IIM-Shillong on September 20 to discuss the matter.

The minister was at IIM-Ahmedabad to interact with faculty members and students.

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अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

50 per cent of tribal land acquired over the years: Rameshwar Oraon

By Nityanand Shukla

Ranchi : More than 50 per cent of the land owned by tribals has been acquired for a variety of reasons over the years, displacing and marginalising lakhs of them, besides not compensating them adquately, the head of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (STs), Rameshwar Oraon, has said.

Dalits, tribals call for 'hunkar' rally against MP government

Bhopal : Protesting against "harassment and exploitation" by the Madhya Pradesh government, Dalits and tribal groups under an umbrella organisation on Sunday called for a 'hunkar' protest rally on September 20 in Bhopal.

Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch and Adivasi Ekta Manch issued a statement, saying that as per report of the National Crime Record Bureau, Madhya Pradesh tops in harassment cases against Dalits and tribals. It said that most of the cases are not reported or registered by the police.

How Binesh Balan, an Adivasi, fought the Kerala bureaucracy to achieve his dream of studying abroad

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

As a student from the Mavilan Tribe in Kerala, Binesh Balan knew that studying, and achieving his dreams, was never going to be easy. Given that his father toiled hard as a coolie, Balan knew that even if he faced hurdles in life, he could not give up on his dreams.