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AJYCP hunger strike concludes

AJYCP members have ended the two days hunger strike on Saturday demanding Inner Line Permit system in the state to safeguard the interest of the indigenous people. Hundreds of AJYCP workers started the hunger strike in the morning on Friday which ended on Saturday saying that ILP is the only and best possible way to protect the indigenous people.

Talking to Assam Times, the AJYCP workers said that they won’t allow the Centre to implement the refugee notification and that they want the ILP system to be implemented. “We have been demanding the system since 1978. But the governments at the Centre and state have not been considering it. We will intensify the agitation if the government fails to step in,” said an AJYCP leader in Guwahati.


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KNP: death toll mounts to 595

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Tragic death of an Indian wild Gaur

13 Oct 2010 - 3:37pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

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What goes wrong with Fase Pardhi?

9 Mar 2017 - 12:03am | Bg Gogoi

Geneva, March 9: A lesser known tribe and their pathetic plights in the Indian sub continent knocked at the doors of the United Nations which is holding its 34th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva.  The Fase Pardhi community is scattered in Maharashtra, Karnataka.

In his speech at a side event "Women and Child RIghts" dalit rights activist Vishal Kamble precisely threw some lights on the sub human condition of the tribe who are still living outside the village areas without any access to education, healthcare and potable.

According Kamble, the governments have no dearth of schemes. But all of these schemes' have failed to percolate any benefit for them. As a result, these people, have been lingering in the backstage.

In his address, the Kamble observed, "Phanse Pardhi were branded ascriminal’ under the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871, which was later repealed as Habitual Offender Act of 1952. But the history of stigma survives in the form of innate tradition and rituals in this community."

Kamble also highlighted cast council system and women's plight of the Fase Pardhi.

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