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Following revelations were shared by the #Dalit #Adivasi and EBC communities at a national convention held by the All India Union of Forest Working People #AIUFWP in Delhi in August 2021, 2 years after forced social isolation.
Report by @Countercurrents
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"caste still remained one of the key instruments of oppression in the remote interiors of India, especially in the feudal domain of the Hindi heartland."
#FRA2006 #UttarPradesh #Hindi #Forest #IndigenousPeoples
Rajkumari, village Naya Basti, Ghoom Nagar in District Sonbhadra in UP, said that her traditionally inherited land in the forest comprising 60 bigha, used for cultivation was set on fire by the local goons during lockdown and destroyed the crops of arhar dal and wheat in 15 bigha
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Two days before the Prime Minister's announcement imposing the sudden nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, Bilal Chero* stepped out of prison for the first time in eleven years. He had been arrested in 2009 on what is commonly called in Jharkhand as 'Maobadi charges'.
Before his arrest he was just another villager subsisting by farming on his patch of land in a forested region in West Singhbhum, an area where the "party waale" [CPI (Maoist)] would come and go. "They were armed. If we didn't give them food and water, they'd kill us, you know?"
Suddenly he was informed that there was a "Naxali" case against him, and he was arrested on 22 charges including the #UAPA and Section 17 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act (association w a banned party). Meanwhile his wife & brother were killed in a security sweep of the region.
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ICYMI: Over 40 #tribal families, comprising 200 members belonging to the marginalized Bhil and Barela Adivasi community in #MadhyaPradesh 's Jamniya area, Khandwa district, have been rendered homeless.

The families have been living there since 1963, reported NewsClick.(1/n)
Those who lost their homes also alleged that the forest department, in a bid to cut them off completely from their lands, “sprayed poison” on their fields and demolished crops with bulldozers. Around 6 tribals were detained after some of them attacked the police officials.
Around 300 persons gathered outside the police station on 10 July in Khandwa to demand the release of the activists detained from the Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan (JADS) as well as members of their community. Soon after which the members were freed.
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1/ #Vaccination #Adivasi #COVID thread; day begins with an orientation meeting to #Solega #Adivasi leadership on #vaccination at a hamlet; we address doubts and misconceptions; leaders criticise the stereotype of #Tribal Community as being hesitant and "running away";
2/ ask that officials & NGOs engage meaningfully and respectfully with their leadership at multiple levels; refuse the idea that they are ALL hesitant which often prevails among "others"; they explain what is the best way of engaging #Adivasi communities
3/ They offer to identify #COVID volunteers in each podu (hamlet); volunteers can be oriented in small groups & shall help with obtaining proper consent and participation of their elders;
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1/ Shared few insights emerging from community-based #COVID care that some communities have begun in #Adivasi populations in #Chamarajanagar with support from #ZillaPanchayat in live video interaction with #Karnataka #GramPanchayats thanks to @gokRDPR
2/ #COVID19 care needs to be rational & #evidence-based but also respectful & dignified; these are not aspects we have done well with in our #HealthSystem & hence need special attention;
3/ Dignified & respectful care requires an awareness of diverse socio-economic & cultural contexts at individual, household, neighbourhood & societal levels; we haven't substantively engaged with (#caste #gender #disability #sexuality #privacy )-aware care at systemic level
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#COVIDSecondWave care requires local #CommunityEngagement for it to be meaningful, respectful and dignified; at one of #chamarajanagar #solega #adivasi settlements yesterday was a humbling experience learning together with the people how to organise care in a culturally safe way
A remote forest settlement; sudden spurt of cases; testing hesitancy and immediate referral to far away #covidcare centres driving anxiety for testing and failing trust in ASHAs; #Panchayat president on location, NGOs, health workers, tribal welfare officers on site
Hours of respectful dialogue follows; various modalities discussed; an amazingly enthusiastic #Panchayat president convenes impromptu consultation at local tribal residential school; CEO and Zilla panchayat admin patiently listen to local proposals
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Thread on #GramPanchayat task force chaired by #Rangamma frm #Soliga #Adivasi community #brhills #Chamarajanagar; praise for #HealthWorkers but frustration at lack of “higher officials” coming to GPs; @readingkafka @iphindia
PHC MO and other doctors address the gathering about the last one month experience of #Chamarajanagar and how situation is slowly improving; need to address hesitancy towards testing and vaccine; also not to become complacent about dropping numbers
PHC Dr frm #Gumballi patiently heard & clarified how these are stressful times for all #HealthWorkers; members demand at least one visit a month from #taluka officials; patient listening of complaints is an important function even if they are not immediately resolved;
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Will we EVER learn about #PublicHealth?
3rd wave “expert” committee is nearly-ALL #Pediatricians (to keep Devi Shetty’s non-#evidence-based assertion on #children will be entirely affected), #AllMale #Manel, nearly-all #clinicians headed by #PrivateSector #Cardiologist
I request this committee members:
- Please QUESTION Devi Shetty’s credentials to lead this
- Please hold to account #Manel #AllMale membership
- Please include #RuralHealth #CommunityHealth #PublicHealth
- Expertise is NOT only CLINICAL; also social; include grounded voices
Unfortunately no time & bandwidth; but putting this out there
We need:
- campaign for a DIVERSE expert committee including #Citizen #CommunityEngagement #Dalit #Adivasi voices
- Devi Shetty’s position as Chair is NOT tenable; appoint a #PublicHealth expert in his place
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What does #Caste hierarchy and historical priviledge look like in the Temple Building Industry?​​​​​​​ A thread:

( In image: A prototype of a temple design made by Sompura Brahmins and executed by Dalit Adivasi stone carvers​​​​​​​)
@GLJhub @ILRF
#Justice4TempleStoneWorkers
SOMPURA Brahmins- main actors of the temple building industry, who work closely with religious organizations such as #BAPS. On one hand, they profit off the blood and sweat of #Dalit and #Adivasi workers who build these temples...
...On the other hand, they consider their touch impure. So, Sompuras touch, bless and do ‘finishing touches’ on the carved stones - made by #Dalit #Adivasi #workers - to make them ‘worthy’ of their temples
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A #thread on our recent paper in @PLOSNTDs examining ecological #evidence-base for #DiseaseControl management practices for #KyasanurForestDisease #AcademicTwitter #Scicomm #OneHealth; paper led by @SarahBurthe from @MonkeyFever_ consortium
#Diseasecontrol strategies originate through endorsements by Governments/academia/authorities; they're often not field-tested robustly; even when they are, evidence is limited to one sector (cf. #OneHealth #Intersectoral approaches);
#publichealth approaches ought to be contextual & their effectiveness ought to be evaluated, yet strategies for disease control often spread through word of mouth and are sometimes untested;
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of State violence in India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of State violence. @project_polis

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#AllIndiaRadio Has Downgraded National Languages to Regional Ones: The decision to shut down the central news units of #AIR in several Indian languages in Delhi & shift them to their state capitals is in line with the hegemony of Hindi. @thewire_in
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Following Assault on Muslim Boy Outside UP Temple, Hindutva Groups Harden Communal Rhetoric: Emboldened by Police not opposing bail to prime accused, right-wing groups are using the situation to fuel hatred. @thewire_in
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A #thread on #IWD2021 at #brhills at IPH field station in collaboration with the #brhills #Panchayat, Zilla Budakattu Girijana Abhivruddhi Sangha (Sangha; Dt. #Indigenous #Adivasi People’s Welfare Society) & VGKK #THETAProject; Main organisers: Mahadevamma, Susheela & Mahantesh Image
Idea for holding ಮಹಿಳಾ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ mooted by Mahadevamma who is a #Soliga woman leader and supported by the Sangha; initial discussions with the newly elected #Panchayat members drew support; they didn’t recall a gathering for this purpose before
Rangamma, a newly elected GP member from Seege Betta Podu agrees to preside; all GP members agree to attend and involve as many people from nearby settlements as possible; Muthugada Gadde & Hosa Podu girls throwball clubs formed under THETA intervention too involve themselves
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#EPWConversations

Our #RepublicDay #TwitterTakeover with @glorious_gluten has begun!

For the next hour, she will be discussing the relationship between the #police, #State and the #law.

Join the conversation and send us your questions in the comments section.
On #26January, 2021, the Indian republic completes 71 years since its formation; against the background of a global pandemic that has starkly exposed its fault lines. | @glorious_gluten
The 299 member #ConstituentAssembly was unique for there were 15 women (including a #Dalit woman Dakshini Velayudhan) who were voted to be a part of the
Committee and make their contribution to the building of the republic. #RepublicDay | @glorious_gluten
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WTF! Derogatory representation of adivasis (indigenous peoples) as bacteria and virus? Like seriously?
@AdivasisMatter @abhayminz @ManishaPreeti1 @ipmsdl_ @aippnet @IWGIA
Is there no ethics and morality left at all?
#BANUNETHICALADVERTS
@cofsils take down this advertisement !
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The Verma Committee - "there is considerable evidence that death penalty was not a deterrence to serious crimes)". #ImplementVermaCommittee recommendations - life imprisonment for rapists!!
#Nomorerapes
#DalitLivesMatter
#HatrasCase
Almost 46,000 cases were registered for crimes against SCs in 2019. #ImplementVermaCommittee #NoMoreRapes
#DalitLivesMatter
#Dalitwomenlivesmatter
#HathrasCase
In 2019, a rape case was reported every 17 minutes but this is a massive undercount! Most cases against #Dalit #Adivasi #Muslim women do not even get reported.
#IndiaRapePandemic
#DalitLivesMatter
#HathrasCase
#ImplementVermaCommittee
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Govt of India used the #Covid lockdown to pass policy decisions for forest diversion, diluting the #ForestRightsAct- 25% of the projects in Schedule 5 areas.

In Part 1 of a 2 part series @AditiPinto brings voices from those affected by hydro projects.
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Analysis of Expert Appraisal Committee reveals that approx. 120 projects were recommended, 90 were deferred, 30 projects returned and only 2 projects were rejected. This has huge implications on #Adivasi and Forest dwelling communities.
Read how Forest+ EAC within @moefcc went on a project clearing spree for large scale industrial, mining, hydropower, road projects with an absolute disregard to #environment laws. #Adivasi #ForestRights #COVID19 
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#Adivasi Community attacked in UP and Dehradun.
A thread.
Adivasis, or India’s indigenous people, have been leading a peaceful struggle for their rights to ‘jal-jungle-jameen’ or forest land and its bounty for several generations.
@AdivasisMatter @HansrajMeena
The escalation of violence appears to be related to an increasing number of Adivasis asserting their rights guaranteed under the #ForestRightsAct 2006, by filing community land claims.
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Forest Rights in times of Covid-19 - While the world has been reeling under the Covid 19 pandemic, the Forest Department in connivance with the Police have sexually abused women tribal leaders and assaulted many forest dwellers in many locations in North India.
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Sidhamallamma, ex-Panchayat leader in #TamilNadu is also an #ASHA worker passionate about health. As a child bride herself she knows the dangers of #earlymarriage + frequent pregnancies. Read how she makes a difference. behanbox.com/illiterate-mar…
An #Adivasi from the Irula tribe, she frequents #MNREGA sites to to talk to women about their health and control over their own bodies. 47.4% women in Krishnagiri dt, where her panchayat is located are anaemic and 2.2% are severely so. #WomeninPolitics #Panchayatleaders
Despite #patriarchy, caste prejudice and male dominated political networks, women leaders like Sidhamallamma have been making an enormous difference in their Panchayats ranging from water to health. #WomeninPolitics #Panchayatleaders
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#Lockdown has had a gendered impact. It has particularly affected #Adivasi and #ForestDweller women with no access to markets & harassment by forest department @ForestRightsAct bring to you #voices of Adivasi women from the ground. #VoicesThatMatter #ForestRights
In Part 2 of the series of #Adivasi & #Forestdwelling #women @ForestRightsAct bring a compilation of powerful stories from across India highlighting issues these #women faced during the #covid19 #pandemic.behanbox.com/adivasi-and-fo… Image
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This thread clarifies the situation re #ElephantDeathCase #Kerala. Also, let's use this opportunity to reflect on the situation of #wildlife in #India today
1. People did not "feed" the elephant with cracker stuffed pineapple.
2. The elephant ate the bait laid to kill wild boars.
3. 1000s of wild boars are killed every year in a similar fashion.
4. Some don't die immediately, they suffer for a few days without a face or mouth to eat.
5. This kind of baiting needs to stop.
6. Wild boar lives matter too.
7. End #cruelty towards all #animals #nonhumans.
8. It didn't happen in Malappuram.
9. Why does religion need to come into the picture?
10. #BlackLivesMatter, but please also stand up for those marginalised in #India too (#DalitLivesMatter #MinorityLivesMatter).
11. Try to understand the problem & suggest a solution #Nonhumans
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On #InternationalMountainDay, we encourage you to read about the historic struggle forest dwelling #Adivasi communities in Odisha have been waging to protect their #Niyamgiri mountain from rapacious, extractive bauxite mining.bit.ly/2P9d5I0 bit.ly/38ro72V ImageImage
While they won a landmark victory against mining in 2013, the threats to their ancestral land remain. Listen to Rajkishor Sunani, #poet-#activist, sing about this at the #Niyamgiri festival. bit.ly/35bA7Up @puruthakur Image
Furthermore,the #RTI Act & #ForestRightsAct that have legally empowered such indigneous struggles & tried to redress historic injustices meted out to them is under threat.Forest dwelling communities have been mobilising against this:bit.ly/36rBQVA bit.ly/2sgnNn8 ImageImageImage
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"They were chopping #trees, so we went there to protect trees....You are educated, I am unlettered. Still, I believe that trees should not be felled," says Pramila Bhoir, a cultivator and homemaker who was locked up for 2 days for protesting the felling of 2600 trees in #Aarey. ImageImage
In the process, the houses of many #Adivasis have been demolished,their farmlands taken over. This latest 'development' project for the mumbai metro was one of several that have been taking over the 3200 acre #Aarey tract that was once home to 27 #Adivasi hamlets. ImageImage
In this #podcast, we talk to the #Adivasis who have resisted this & have faced the brunt of this ‘#development’ in #Aarey. ruralindiaonline.org/articles/aarey… Image
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"At times I feel that there's no god; if there was one, why would women like me die filling pots with water?"
Every day, Dali Bada, an #Adivasi wage labourer in the water-scarce #Udaipur district, has to undertake exhausting treks with her donkey to bring water for her family. Image
In Pacha Padla, a village roughly 70 kilometres from Udaipur, humans & animals drink water from the same rain-fed stream. When that dries up, people dig pits in the ground to draw out water. When it rains, these large holes get filled with waste material

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@TribalAffairsIn @AdivasisMatter We hope this catches your attention!
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"Every instance of a woman in #prison is a case of double jeopardy. They suffer the burden of social rejection and an unequal legal battle,"
When #Adivasi #women fight to reclaim traditional #forest rights & #land, the state #violence is compounded with gendered violence. Image
This has been the case for Rajkumari & Sokalo of #Sonbhadra district, who've been fighting against the construction of adam on the Kanhar river, fearing #displacement & #pollution of their water source. ruralindiaonline.org/articles/i-kne… ImageImage
"After I joined the union (@aiufwp),I realised my rights,& now I am not afraid to ask for them,”says Sokalo. She is one of two #Adivasi women who will appear in the #SupremeCourt today, to take on the legal mantle of fighting the case against the @ForestRightsAct. @cjpindia ImageImage
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