In Pokhoriya village, Biyarijor block in Godda district of Jharkhand, there is 120 ha. of forest land. Out of the 40 claimants for IFR titles over approx. 32 ha. of land, 12 have received them. It has been mentioned that the forest is 120 hectares and the IFR land is 32 ha. It is quite unclear to infer from these figures how much land is the affecetd land. Without any public hearings or Gram Sabha consent, the land has been earmarked by the Forest Department for plantations and this has impacted the livelihood of the local population. Even though no fencing has been done, access to forest for produce has been barred.This situation, though, reportedly woke the women folk up to the importance of Community Forest Rights and the powers they vest with them. The men and women of the village have mobilized for the cause.
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: