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Are tribal panchayats in protected areas being illegally converted to municipalities?

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Anmol Gupta & Jeff Joseph

September 22, 2022

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A Decade Of Resisting Law That Gives Adivasis Rights Over Forests = Climate Disasters For Himachal Pradesh

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Manshi Asher

September 21, 2022

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सागर जिले के केवलारी कलां गांव के गणेश चढ़ार जिनकी 2.47 एकड़ जमीन अभी तक कंप्यूटरीकृत नहीं हुई
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मध्य प्रदेश में भूमि रिकॉर्ड में गड़बड़ी, दलितों-आदिवासियों की जमीन दूसरों के नाम

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Satish Bhartiya

September 2, 2022

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How Poor Implementation of FRA Deprives Tamil Nadu's Irulas of Livelihood

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Jeff Joseph

August 23, 2022

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Government to approve cutting down of forests without consent from tribals and forest dwellers

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Mukta Joshi & Nitin Sethi

July 6, 2022

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How are Chhattisgarh’s tribals fighting back miners in central India’s densest forest?

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Pragathi Ravi

June 26, 2022

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Researchers at WII Fear for Academic Freedom With New Govt Interference

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Jeff Joseph

June 10, 2022

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How the fight against a pipeline in Kerala travelled downstream

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Jeff Joseph

May 18, 2022

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[Analysis] Developers should pay a higher Net Present Value for cutting forests

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Mrinali K

April 26, 2022

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Despite BJP's Claims, Jahangirpuri Demolitions Were Far From a Legitimate Anti-Encroachment Drive

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Anmol Gupta, Jeff Joseph and Mukta Joshi

April 21, 2022

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Telangana govt stalls Podu land scrutiny: Nearly one lakh Adivasis hit

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Prudhviraj Rupavath

April 9, 2022

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India’s push to resettle Kashmiri Hindus exposes old fault lines

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Ashutosh Sharma

April 1, 2022

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Manipur’s BJP-Led Government Evaded The Law, Misled Court For Two Mega-Projects

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Mukta Joshi

February 21, 2022

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Months Before Polls, Uttarakhand Govt Made Mining Easier In State Ravaged By Landslides, Deforestation

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Prudhviraj Rupavath

February 14, 2022

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[Analysis] Indian Forests Around The Size Of Nagaland, Thinned Down In Two Years

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Prudhviraj Rupavath

January 27, 2022

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Denied Lawful Compensation For Land Acquired for Noida Airport, Farmers Contest Modi’s Claims

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Mukta Joshi and Prudhviraj Rupavath

January 6, 2022

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How The Government Buried The Idea Of A Land Reforms Policy

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Nihar Gokhale

October 30, 2021

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Drones To Resolve Rural Land Disputes: A Modi Govt Plan Spawns New Quarrels

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Prudhviraj Rupavath

October 13, 2021

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In ‘World’s Largest’ Lift Irrigation Project, Telangana Govt Violates Land Acquisition Laws

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Prudhviraj Rupavath and Shreethigha Ganeshan

September 15, 2021

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A Protest In West Bihar Shows How Unsurveyed Land Leaves Residents Vulnerable

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Nihar Gokhale

August 27, 2021

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Clearance For A Jammu Dam Reveals How Fake Govt Claims Deprive India’s Tribals Of Legal Rights

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Tapasya

August 19, 2021

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A U-turn On An Elephant Reserve, A Bonanza for Coal Miners

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Nihar Gokhale

August 7, 2021

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उत्तराखंड: जंगल बचाने वाले ग्रामीणों का जंगल पर ही नहीं है कोई हक

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Varsha Singh

August 4, 2021

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In Crucial Verdict, Supreme Court Allows TN To Acquire Land Using State Laws, Not LARR

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Nihar Gokhale

July 24, 2021

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Centre's Plans To Link Aadhaar With Land Records Moves A Step Closer To Reality

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Nihar Gokhale

July 15, 2021

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As Mining Returns To Ballari, Farmers Have Nowhere To Turn

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Mohit M Rao

June 26, 2021

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Is Uttarakhand Abusing Disaster Management Laws To Allow Rampant Riverbed Mining?

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Mukta Joshi

June 17, 2021

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Losing Ground - The Uncounted Costs Of Coastal Erosion

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Nihar Gokhale

May 31, 2021

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Govt Ignored NTCA Warning That Sagarmala Plan Is Bad For Western Ghats Biodiversity

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Nihar Gokhale

April 27, 2021

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Laws And Court Orders Say Delhi’s Ponds, Lakes Shouldn’t Disappear. They Do.

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Flavia Lopes

April 22, 2021

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India’s Slow Race To An E-Bus Future

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Bhasker Tripathi

April 19, 2021

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A Year After Delhi Riots, Muslim Families Are Selling Homes And Moving Out

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Flavia Lopes

April 7, 2021

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Draft Amendment To Forest Conservation Act May Dilute Protection To Forests

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Nihar Gokhale & Mukta Joshi

March 25, 2021

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International Org Questions India Decision To Dilute Coal Plants’ Pollution Norms

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Bhasker Tripathi

March 16, 2021

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Can Forest Clearance Grantees Have Their Names Added In Record Of Rights, MoEF&CC Asks States

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Nihar Gokhale & Mukta Joshi

March 11, 2021

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Rich, Upper-Caste Land Owners Will Benefit Most In MP Land Scheme

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Mridula Chari

March 2, 2021

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An Impending SC Judgment Can Change How Land Rights Are Seen Countrywide

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Nihar Gokhale

March 2, 2021

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Govt Land Barter Deal Dodges The Law, Benefits The Rich

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Mridula Chari

March 1, 2021

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In 12 Years, 11 States Changed Land Ceiling Laws In Favour Of Industry Over Farmers

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Flavia Lopes & Mridula Chari

February 10, 2021

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Why UP Govt Filed 25 Criminal Cases Against This Dalit Farmer

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Flavia Lopes & John Simte

December 29, 2020

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Himachal Dam Evacuees Wait 50 Years For Rehabilitation

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Nihar Gokhale

December 23, 2020

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Critical Wildlife Habitats Advisory Augurs Future Conflicts in National Parks

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Nihar Gokhale

December 11, 2020

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How Urbanisation Went Wrong In Delhi's Lal Dora Villages

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Flavia Lopes

November 17, 2020

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Mega Airport Plans, But A Pittance For Farmers

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Nihar Gokhale

October 30, 2020

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Why Telangana’s Move To Formalise Land Records Could Leave Small Farmers Vulnerable

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Mridula Chari

October 23, 2020

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Violating Own Laws, Govt Set To Allow 12 New Western Ghat Projects

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Nihar Gokhale

September 24, 2020

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How Solar Farms Fuel Land Conflicts

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Mridula Chari

September 21, 2020

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Under Cover Of Covid, India’s Poor Are Homeless

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Nihar Gokhale & Mridula Chari

June 18, 2020

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How the ‘Orange Areas’ Dispute in Central India Leaves Dalit, Adivasi Farmers Without Land Rights

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Nihar Gokhale

March 23, 2020

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Ground Report: As A Railway Line Grows, A River in Manipur Is Fighting For Survival

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Makepeace Sitlhou

February 24, 2020

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Ground Report: A Pending Railway Project Has Manipur Villages Living in Fear

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Makepeace Sitlhou

February 21, 2020

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Homeless In Delhi: This Election, Former Nomads Are Asking For A Tiny Piece Of Land

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Nihar Gokhale

February 7, 2020

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States Dither As Displaced Chhattisgarh Tribals Seek Land Rights In Andhra, Telangana

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Nihar Gokhale

November 20, 2019

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How Maharashtra, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu Use Outdated State Laws To Acquire Land

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Nihar Gokhale

October 9, 2019

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Centre Fills Up Sardar Sarovar Dam Even As State Warns Thousands Still In Submergence Area

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Nihar Gokhale

September 7, 2019

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As SC Hearing Nears, Adivasis Recall Evictions That Led To Forest Law

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Nihar Gokhale

July 22, 2019

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Dalit Battles For Promised Lands Rage Across India

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Nihar Gokhale

June 7, 2019

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Tribals Invented Sev 200 Years Ago. Now, Sev Makers Are Evicting Them

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Nihar Gokhale

April 1, 2019

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As Supreme Court Stays Eviction Of 9.5 Million Forest Dwellers, Here’s How States Illegally Rejected Land Claims

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Nihar Gokhale

March 2, 2019

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Government, Industries Nationwide Dodge Law, Take Over Forest Land Without Consent Of Tribal Communities

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Manira Chaudhary

January 5, 2019

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$6.5bn Afforestation Fund Has Pitted Forest Depts Against Tribals, Again

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Bhasker Tripathi

November 24, 2018

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In Lush, Prosperous Goa, The Growth Of Luxury Hotels–Up 170% In 10 Years–Is Sparking Conflict

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Nihar Gokhale

November 10, 2018

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How Govts Across India Are Violating Forest Rights

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Bipasha Majumder

March 22, 2018

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Conflicts Across India As States Create Land Banks For Private Investors

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Bhasker Tripathi

September 19, 2017

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Pushed Out Of The Woods

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Bhasker Tripathi

June 24, 2017

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