The stage-I forest clearance itself was based on fake gram sabha consent documents and this makes the stage-II clearance illegal.
The community is protecting Hasdeo Arand. This is a forest in Chhattisgarh and is located in the centre-east of the country. This forest is on top of Hasdep coalfield in the east of India in Chhattisgarh.
Uttar Pradesh constituted 25% of all crimes recorded against SCs
staunch believer of civil rights. Today on International day of the world’s indigenous peoples, we are republishing his 4 years old work in his memory.