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JANGAL KO AZAADI DO!
JANGALVASIYON KO SWARAJ DO!
NATIONAL JAIL BHARO ANDOLAN
Tens of Thousands Will Court Arrest on October 2nd
Protests Will Take Place in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa
On October 2nd , Gandhi Jayanthi, in response to a national call of the Campaign for Survival and Dignity, mass organisations of tribals and forest dwellers will court arrest across the country.
Their message will be simple:
Enough is Enough! No More Attacks on Our People, Destruction of Our Homelands and Sabotage of Our Rights!
Across India, forest areas are in flames. Evictions in Rajasthan continue and fields are seized for biodiesel plantations. The Chattisgarh government deploys a state sponsored militia ('Salwa Judum') which commits inhuman atrocities to "cleanse" the forests of people. Armed police in Orissa continue their standoff with villagers fighting eviction by Posco.
Even the victories that are won are sabotaged by the government. The Forest Rights Act, the biggest step forward in the history of India's forest communities, was passed last December. But at the last moment key parts of the Act were undermined, and the government has tried to do the same in the Rules. In the meantime thousands of families have been evicted and their houses destroyed because of the continued failure of the UPA government to notify the Act into force, showing just how serious this government actually is.
The Demands of the Andolan Will Be: Jangal Ko Azaadi Do! Notify the Forest Rights Act Into force immediately Halt evictions of forest communities immediately
Recognise all genuine forest dependent people and Exclude Contractors, Traders, and Exploiters Stop the militarisation and seizure of our lands Recognise our rights to collect and transport minor forest produce Halt arbitrary resettlement in the name of wildlife conservation Make the recognition of rights legally clear – our rights should not be taken away by legal manipulation Jangalvasiyon Ko Swaraj Do! Empower our communities to defend and protect the forests against mafias, the government and companies Ensure the authority and effectiveness of the real gram sabhas of our communities in determining rights Bring all adivasi areas under the Vth Schedule of the Constitution and remove hurdles in implementing the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, which gives us the power to safeguard our resources.
On behalf of the Convening Collective
Details of State Protests are on Reverse of this Page
PLANNED PROTESTS AT THE STATE LEVEL
Jail Bharo will take place at the district headquarters of Dungarpur, Banswada, Bara, Bhilwada, Alwar, Sirohi and Chittorgarh districts. In several of these districts andolan will take place at the block level as well.
Jail Bharo will take place at district level in several districts, details of which will be announced shortly.
Large protest and jail bharo will take place at Bhubaneshwar.
Jangal Jeevan Adhikar Bachao Andolan, a joint forum consisting of the Madhya Pradesh Jangal Jeevan Surakhya Abhiyan, Adivasi Sangram Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Mahasabha (CPI), Rashtriya Yuva Sanghatan, Kisan Sangharsh Morcha (Samajwadi Jan Parishad), Gondwana Mahasabha, Gondwana Mukti Sena, and Gondwana Adhikari Karmachari Sangh, will take out rallies and morchas in all districts of the State from October 1st to October 10th . A mass jail bharo will be held in Bhopal thereafter.
Large protests will take place in several district headquarters across the State on October 2nd . Details will be conveyed shortly.
Jail bharo andolan will take place in the district headquarters of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Palamu, Latehar and Gumla districts.
Protests will take place across the State on October 2nd and for the rest of the month.
Large protests will take place in Nilgiris, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and other districts. Bharat Jan Andolan, National Front for Tribal Self Rule, Shoshit Jan Andolan (Mah), Adivasi Mahasabha (Guj), Adivasi Jangal Janjeevan Andolan (D&NH), Jangal Jameen Jan Andolan (Raj), Madhya Pradesh Van Adhikar Manch (MP), Jan Sangarsh Samiti(Chat) , Peoples Alliance for Livelihood Rights, Orissa Jan Sangharsh Morcha, Campaign for Survival & Dignity (Ori), Orissa Adivasi Manch, Adivasi Aikya Vedike (AP), Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vrithidharula Union, Campaign for Survival and Dignity – Tamil Nadu, Bharat Jan Andolan (Jhar).