Salohi Village located in Barkote block of Deogarh district.The people of the village have already filed claims for community rights but they are yet to be recognized. Meanwhile, the forest department has planted commercial species on the claimed land without the consent of the Gram Sabha and further threatened the villagers to put them in jail if there will be any protest. The disappointed community members are preparing to file a petition demanding recognition of their forest rights.Dutiya Kishan, the secretary of Forest Right Committee of Salohi village said "both FRA and CFR management committees are legal and VSS (Van Suraksha Samiti) is considered as an illegal body.Hence, we are opposing reconstitution of VSS and at the same time plantation of commercial species in our forest land through VSS approval".
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 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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Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
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