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Congress leader @adhirrcinc gave a point by point rebuttal of President’s address to LS drafted by Modi Govt & also slapped those who say what Congress did in 70 yrs !
@adhirrcinc @INCIndia #Dams
May I ask to Hon.PM how PSU’s how you established ?
@adhirrcinc @INCIndia #NuclearEnergy
#Indo-US 2008 Agreement, BJP opposed it !
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Thread: Here are the 13 key pledges made in the #CongressManifesto (and some pieces to read for those who want to go beyond the headlines)
1. Minimum Income Guarantee To Eliminate Poverty Or Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY)

(How realistic is Rahul Gandhi’s promise of Rs 72,000 a year to the poor? @RohanV finds out…) #CongressManifesto
2. Jobs Revolution - "We will ensure 34 lakh jobs in the public sector"

(Did Indians find jobs or lose them during #TheModiYears? Here's a detailed report by @sharmasupriya…) #CongressManifesto
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The recent order by the Supreme Court (…) in the #ForestRightsCase risks reversing hard won recognition of rights for India’s forest dwellers. Thread (1/10)
The case was brought by a group of conservation organisations that question the constitutional validity of the #ForestRightsAct, reflecting an old and discredited paradigm of #FortressConservation.… (2/10)
A number of us wrote an open letter to these organisations in 2014, pointing out the risks of this petition for the conservation cause in India, and inviting them to withdraw the case.… (3/10)
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This is a thread on what rejection of #forestrightsact claims means on the ground, based on our data documentation. Feel free to use it, get in touch for more info. 1/9
The Supreme Court, on February 13, 2019, had ordered the forced eviction of more than 1,000,000 tribal and other forest-dwelling households from forestlands. 2/9
The court has asked state governments to carry out evictions where claims of Forest Rights Act have been rejected. 3/9
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A few things to keep in mind while thinking about the #ForestRightsAct and the SC order effectively asking for the eviction of 1 million people.

1. The forest department is the largest land owning agency in the country. And that has historically been the case.
2. The forest department was not designed to conserve nature. Its colonial roots are based on a different relationship with nature entirely. Where the forest is a resource - trees for timber and animals for hunting.
3. In fact, conservation itself is an idea which is deeply rooted in these ideas but has (somewhat) moved on since then. But what hasn't changed is how many in the forest department view the forest dwellers
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