In Bakingia village of Kandhamal district, forest department of Odisha has violated the Forest Rights Act (FRA) by planting 40,000 saplings under compensatory afforestation over the land claimed by tribals under Community Forest Rights (CFR). The village is the home for 84 tribal families, who depend on the forest for their survival. Community rights claims of these families are pending before the district administration. According to the FRA, if the claims of the community are pending, no external activity on the claimed land is allowed. Tribals allege that forest department did not even speak to the residents before starting the plantation.
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
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:
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
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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, Government of Odisha
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