Resisting the forcible evictions of over a million forest peoples in India

Sirsi, India. Photo by Madhushree Narayan
Sirsi, India. Photo by Madhushree Narayan

Resisting the forcible evictions of over a million forest peoples in India

Forest Peoples Programme endorses and supports a joint AIPP-IWGIA letter calling for the Indian Central Government to immediately reverse the order of February 13th 2019, and to ensure that all rejection of claims under the Forest Rights Act are reviewed through Gram Sabhas and community leadership structures, not simply by State officials.

The Central Government must ensure that, as per Indian law, every village in forest areas in the country receives title to protect and manage their community forest resources, and to use their non-timber forest produce without any conditions or restrictions.