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Defend India’s forests and forest peoples: Defend Forest Rights Act

22 Feb, 2019

Press Release by All India Forum of Forest Movements (AIFFM) On 13 February, the Supreme Court of India, hearing a decade-old petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, ordered that forest dwellers whose claims for recognition of forest rights have been rejected would have to be evicted in a summary and time-bound manner. The order contains separate instructions for each state government to ensure that such evictions are duly carried out. We fail to understand how …

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