Guwahati: Survival International, a global tribal rights’ protection platform, will be available for interaction with member-journalists of Guwahati Press Club on 30 November 2018. Sophie Grig of the influential nonprofit organization will answer various media queries through the video conferencing from London in the Friday program starting at 3 pm.
Founded in 1969, Survival International campaigns for the rights of indigenous tribal people across the globe. Its campaigns generally focus on tribal peoples' desires to keep their ancestral lands. The active non-government organization calls these peoples some of the most vulnerable on Earth and aims to eradicate what it calls misconceptions used to justify violations of human rights.
Survival aims to help foster tribal people's self-determination. To ensure freedom of action, the outfit does not accept government funding. Besides London, Survival has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Milan, Paris and San Francisco.
Days back, the organization criticized the foresters of KazirangaNational Park for adopting rude approach towards the tribal families at the fringe localities in the name of wildlife conservation.
Survival even blamed BBC’s Natural History Unit for attempting to retreat from a BBC News report that vindicated the locals’ concerns. GPC member-journalists are requested to participate in the program.
26 Aug 2007 - 2:22am | BandanBharadwaj Guwahati : Bangladeshis’ are encroaching more then 42 thousand hector of land belongs to 920 Satra’s in Assam from Dhubri to Sadiya, alleges Axom Xatra Mahaxobha. They also alleged that Bangladeshi’s are encroaching huge areas of land from KazirangaNational Park to MazuliRiverIsland, a hub of Baishnavite Culture under patronage of the ruling congress government.
A full fledged operation by police, army and other para military forces are on the cards in North Cachar hills in Assam. Irked by the law and order breakdown in the hills district, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked police and other law enforcing agencies to strictly deal with the situation in the district.
According to information, Gogoi has instructed animal husbandry and veterinary minister Khor Singh Engti to rush to the trouble torn district to monitor the situation and to build confidence among the people. The Chief Minister has assured the family members of the those in the incidents of adequate compensation. Moreover, the government, he said, would rehabilitate those rendered homeless at the height of the incident. The Chief Minister’s assurance and instruction came two days after the death of three persons were killed in two separate incidents of attack on two interior Dimasa villages in the hills district during the last two days.
After ten hours of an intensive interrogation police on Friday morning arrested Dr Rajamanthandan, the CID officer who was heading the SIT set up to probe the NBBUSS vandalism at a local AASU office.
The senior IPS officer was arrested charging him with sabotaging the crucial probe by making public the crucial information on the role of Soobodh Biswas, a charge he has been denying.
The CID SSP allegedly has been trying to help Biswas by providing some inputs to a party or individual who favours Biswas, the main culprit behind the Silapothar clash.
Another allegation against him was an RTI reply where he made public the progress on the probe and acting on these allegation he was suspended on Wednesday to be interrogated. On Thursday again he was interrogated for nearly ten hours which was followed by the arrest.