In Diyajori village, Sundar Pahari block, Godda district of Jharkhand, 60.70 ha. of forest land which had pending Community Forest Rights (CFR) claims on it was set aside by the Forest Department for a CAMPA funded plantation drive. This wasn't preceded by any Public Hearing or consent from the Gram Sabha of the concerned village. Besides this land with pending CFR claims, 25 villagers also claimed a total of 20.23 ha. of land for their respective Individual Forest Rights (IFR) titles - 7 of which have received them. Due to the plantation, 118 of the 125 families living there have been impacted adversely. The villagers are facing trouble in procuring firewood and grass and their livelihood has been affected.
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Forest Rights Act of 2006
Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute
What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?
Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:
Non-implementation violation of the FRA
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Department of Jharkhand
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: