ST women’s inheritance rights to property: A suggestive legislative framework

By Palla Trinadha Rao* During a recent AP Tribes Advisory Council meeting held on 23rd July, 2021, the issue of non recognition of ST women’s right in inherited property in the family has come for discussion. The meeting chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister, Tribal Welfare Pushpa Srivani discussed the issue with a positive note … Continue reading ST women’s inheritance rights to property: A suggestive legislative framework

Systematic denial of legal and constitutional rights of Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh

Forest rights in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa and Burhanpur: Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan note on illegal assault, evictions and confinement of forest rights claimants: The districts of Burhanpur and Khandwa, have in recent years seen a number of instances where Adivasi women and men have been assaulted, forcibly kidnapped and locked up, jailed and brutalized by … Continue reading Systematic denial of legal and constitutional rights of Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh

Adivasi agriculture question: Increasing alienation due to failure to implement protective land laws

By Dr Palla Trinadha Rao Abstract: This paper discusses various issues concerning the Adivasi farmers, and the policy and legal concerns of agriculture in general and Scheduled Areas of Andhra Pradesh in particular. It looks at the provisions of the Indian Constitution and other central and state legislations and policies governing the agriculture, agro markets, … Continue reading Adivasi agriculture question: Increasing alienation due to failure to implement protective land laws

Challenges faced DNT community members on the socio-political front

By Dhiraj Kulkarni* A Nomad is a community member who regularly moves from one place to another without any fixed habitat. Known as the wandering community, the members of nomadic tribes were generally entertainers and transporters historically. The Denotified tribes (DNTs), a part of a wandering community, are the tribes that were originally listed under … Continue reading Challenges faced DNT community members on the socio-political front

Andhra effort to recognise tribal rights compared with Telangana appreciable

By Dr Palla Trinadha Rao The Tribal Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh has set to recognise and  vest  forest rights, both individual  and community forest rights, over 2.03 lakh acres of forest lands and hand over title deeds in favour of tribals on the eve of World Indigenous Peoples day, the 9th August, 2020.  … Continue reading Andhra effort to recognise tribal rights compared with Telangana appreciable

New Andhra tribal districts should keep in view area’s diversity, topography and culture context

By Dr Palla Trinadha Rao The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken a decision in a recent cabinet meeting to constitute a committee to study the reorganization of the existing 13 districts into 25 based on the number of Parliament constituencies. Instead of considering the Parliamentary constituency as a unit for forming a new district, … Continue reading New Andhra tribal districts should keep in view area’s diversity, topography and culture context