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

Reported by

Pushpendra SinghLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

November 4, 2019

Location of Conflict




Reason or Cause of Conflict

Forest Administration (Other than Protected Areas)



People Affected by Conflict


Land Area Affected (in Hectares)



Uttar Pradesh


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.

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Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land


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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Lalitpur Forest Department

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Sahariya Jan Adhikar Manch

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