FRA Claims Pending, Forest Dept Demolishes Houses of Tribespeople in Lalitpur

Reported by

Pushpendra Singh

Published on

July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017

Updated on

July 7, 2017

Location of Conflict

Balabehat

Lalitpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Forest Administration (Other than Protected Areas)

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People Affected by Conflict

300

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

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Starting Year

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Forest Department allegedly destroyed huts of Sahariya scheduled tribe communities living in Balabehat and Kachhyahar villages of Birdha Block in Lalitpur district of southwest Uttar Pradesh. Women were harassed and people were beaten by the police force. Affected residents are claiming that the department did not even inform them about the eviction drive. They could not even collect their belongings from inside the house before they got destroyed. According to the residents, their claims for forest rights are pending with the district level committee and this eviction drive is completely illegal. Recently, hundreds of Sahariyas demonstrated in front of the District Magistrate's office in Lalitpur demanding settlement of their FRA claims along with strict action against the forest department's cruelty.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

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Has the Conflict Ended?

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest Rights Act of 2006

Legislations/Policies Involved

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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 FRA

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Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Case Number

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Whether criminal law was used against protestors

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Lalitpur Forest Department

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Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Sahariya Jan Adhikar Manch

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