The tribal community members of Hatibadi village in Nawarangpur district are facing arrests due to their fight against the plantation carried by the forest department over the land they have claimed under Forest Rights Act (FRA). Tribals in the region are waiting to get the administration's approval of their application of demanding Individual Forest Rights under FRA, which they had filed two years ago. According to the FRA if the claims of the tribespeople are pending no external agency can take up any activity on the claimed lands without the approval of the Gram Sabha. But, community members allege that forest department has been carrying the plantation activities on their claimed land using 'Van Surakshya Samitis'. The community also alleges that the forest department is putting the tribals behind bars for stopping the plantation. Nawarngpur district also falls under the list of scheduled areas. According to the tribals, they have written to the authorities demanding proper implementation of FRA along with 'Panchayat Extention To Scheduled Areas Act' (PESA). Area of the village is not specified in govt docs because the demarcation of village land never took place.
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 Odisha
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Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
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