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India Undercuts Tribal Rights

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Earlier this month the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) retracted the clause in the 2006 Forest Rights Act (FRA) that gave tribal groups the power to reject major infrastructure projects that endanger their land and livelihoods.

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Past Member (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 3:16 am
thanks for the article

Past Member (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:27 am

Alex S. (18)
Friday February 22, 2013, 5:12 am
good article Cal !

Bob P. (401)
Friday February 22, 2013, 5:26 am
Thanks Cal

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday February 22, 2013, 6:42 am
This is sad news.

paul m. (93)
Friday February 22, 2013, 9:14 am


pam w. (138)
Friday February 22, 2013, 9:57 am
Far too many people---far too many problems. They're killing their part of the planet.

Winn Adams (203)
Friday February 22, 2013, 10:06 am

Birgit W. (159)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:01 pm

Christeen Anderson (659)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:20 pm
This is so very wrong.

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Friday February 22, 2013, 3:55 pm
Any time a government enforces the rights of a corporation over the rights of human beings, that's fascism, and this is another example of how fascism is malignantly taking over the world in the guise of multi-national commerce.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 7:23 pm
Who ever sees themselves as having any authority whatsoever while visiting this Earth, to remove the rights of any people or living being from them is taking such a corrosive view. These effects are visible to all now. We must stop taking life away and behave as well-mannered guests, working towards enlightenment while we have the opportunity! Each individual is here to do the work of meditation, NOT to interfere with others.

John B. (194)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 4:22 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Ed McKenna. This is sad and disturbing news. The MoEF needs to re-instate the clause. This action is depriving these people of their human rights. Read and noted.

S S. (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 7:20 am
Thank you.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 7:54 am
noted thanks

Kathy Niell (112)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 8:35 am
All around the world, the interests of the people are pitted against the ruthless corporations who care about nothing more than profit. I hope that one day, people will unit against corporate greed and be able to preserve their homes, lives and their healthy environments.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 3:21 pm
Thanks for another good post.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:43 pm
All about money, people's rights are trampled! The present politicians have forgotten Gandhian principles and values.
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