The Forests Rights Act Mess

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This story originally appeared on greenminute.in on July 21, 2019. 

On July 24 2019, all state governments have to file a fresh affidavit on the issue of Forest Rights Act (FRA) implementation.

The FRA, 2006 was enacted for correcting a historical injustice as tribals had suffered at the hands of colonial rulers, losing their rights on forest lands. Unfortunately, in the last decade, the implementation of this ‘right’ has turned messier and messier. In fact, it has turned into a … Read More

The Recent Supreme Court Order on Forest Rights Act (FRA) Does Not Affect Genuine Claimants

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PRESS RELEASE FROM PETITIONERS IN THE FOREST RIGHTS CASE

On February 13th 2019, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Arun Mishra issued an extremely important order in Writ Petition 109 of 2008 to ensure protection of forests, which have been severely affected due to ineligible/bogus claimants under the Forest Rights Act (FRA). Such claimants continue to occupy a huge area of forestland, including within National Parks and Sanctuaries, even though their claims have been rejected after … Read More