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Extrajudicial killing of a tribal in Madhya Pradesh, NHRC directs State to pay Rs. 5 lakh and action against erring policemen

On 26.06.2019, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) reiterated its order to the Chief Secretary, State Government of Madhya Pradesh to pay compensation to next of kin (NoK) of a tribal, Balram Singh, son of Rem Singh, who was extrajudicially killed by forest guards inside a forest in Khargone district on 18 January 2013. In […]


The Tribes Advisory Councils: Time to be replaced by the Autonomous District Councils

This report examines the functioning of the Tribes Advisory Council established under the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India. This is the first ever study on the Tribes Advisory Councils  in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. The report concludes that the Tribes Advisory Councils ought to be replaced by the Autonomous […]


Will justice be given to the Reangs of Shikaribari, Tripura?

This report chronicles atrocities on the Reangs of Tripura who are officially classified as “Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group” by the Government of India. It all started with 37 Reang families of Shikaribari Mouja under Ambassa Sub-Division of Dhalai district being selected for a rubber plantation scheme for their economic development during 2008-2009. The Forest Department […]