News of tribals of India.

Magisterial probe begins into Agartala violence

Agartala : A magisterial probe into the ethnic violence in Agartala in which 24 persons were injured and 17 vehicles badly damaged on August 23 has begun, officials said on Thursday.

"It would be completed in one month," West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector Milind Ramteke told IANS.

"I have sought a detailed report from the Superintendent of Police of West Tripura district... I may call some persons individually in connection with this inquiry."

A year later, Churachandpur's dead remain in a morgue, awaiting justice

By Amit Kumar,

Churachandpur/Delhi: Can the mood of a district of Manipur be replicated in the capital of the country? Maybe not, especially given the fact that Churachandpur-located at a distance of around 3,000 kms from Delhi-barely finds any mention in national politics. But for a few hundred, gathered at the ever-crowded Jantar Mantar, Wednesday evening was a time to show, and express, their solidarity to the nine people who were killed in police firing exactly a year ago, during the anti-tribal stir that rocked Manipur.

CRPF to take skill development programmes to tribals, J&K youth

New Delhi : In a novel reach-out endeavour of the government, the Central Reserve Police Force has been roped in to extend benefits of skill development programmes to the people staying in violence-hit areas of the country.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed here on Tuesday between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the CRPF -- who are often deployed in the country's violence-hit areas to restore law and order.

Central officials urge tribal refugees in Tripura to return to Mizoram

Agartala : Officials of the Union Home Ministry and two state governments on Tuesday asked Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for the last 19 years, to return to their homes in Mizoram and take benefit of the rehabilitation package.

"Senior officials of MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) have asked the refugee leaders to go to their homes and take the benefit of the rehabilitation package," an official of the Tripura revenue department said.

Non-tribal residents of Ranchi facing eviction from homes

Ranchi : More than a lakh non-tribal residents of Ranchi district in Jharkhand are set to lose their homes if an administrative order to restore tribal land to tribal people is executed.

The district administration has this month served notice to people who purchased land from a tribal owner -- through a Scheduled Area Regulation (SAR) court settlement -- to prove that the deal was not fraudulent or illegal.

Failure to prove the legality of the deal would result in eviction of all non-tribals from the property in question.

छत्तीसगढ़ के आदिवासियों का पसंदीदा आहार है बीफ़

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

सुकमा (छत्तीसगढ़) : छत्तीसगढ़ में बीफ आपको ढ़ूंढे नहीं मिलेगा, मगर आदिवासियों के बीच ये बेहद ही लोकप्रिय है. जंगलों में रहने वाले आदिवासी बहुत शौक़ से बीफ़ खाना पसंद करते हैं. बल्कि यूं कहिए कि यहां बीफ़ खाने की परंपरा है. बीफ़ इनके लिए उत्सव का प्रतीक है.

Manipur tribals to observe unity day on Aug 31

Imphal : A Manipur activist group will observe "Tribal Unity Day" on August 31 to remember nine people who were killed in early September last year -- and have not been buried as yet -- in violent protests against three controversial lawws that allegedly deprived tribals of the right to their land.

The Manipur assembly passed the bills on August 31 last year. But the legislations have not been converted into law because "the president has withheld one bill and sent back two others", according to Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam Gangmei.

Kejriwal invokes Vemula, laments atrocities against Dalits, tribals

Panaji : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday invoked the suicide of Rohith Vemula while lamenting atrocities against Dalits and tribals, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also promised action against those responsible for the death of two Goan tribal youth in 2011, who were burnt to death following police action against a tribal congregation.

BJP ally in Jharkhand attacks Modi over tribal land rights

Ranchi : BJP ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) on Saturday directly attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly going back on his solemn promise that two laws safeguarding tribal land rights will not be changed.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his election rally in Dumka which I attended had said that no one was born who can grab land of the tribal people. Despite his promises, changes have been made in two land Acts," AJSU President Sudesh Mahto told reporters here.

AJSU is the Bharatiya Janata Party's partner in the coalition ruling Jharkhand.

Adivasi, Muslim and Dalit organizations jointly hoist national flag and condemn growing atrocities

By TCN News,

Jaipur: As many as fifteen Dalit, Muslim and Adivasi organizations jointly celebrated Independence Day here and hold a program in favour of the Ahmedabad-Una Dalit march.