Urgent email

Stop the assault on the rights of tribal peoples in India

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India’s Adivasis (indigenous and tribal people) are under attack from the Modi government and conservationists. They are facing threats to their lives, lands and survival.

In 2019, India’s Supreme Court issued an order to evict 8 million people. At the same time the government tried to push through draconian forest laws which would allow forest guards to shoot people with impunity, and which fatally undermine the vital Forest Rights Act.

Modi’s government is also planning a National Register of Citizens. Coupled with a law that discriminates on the grounds of religion, together these risk making Adivasis stateless. This amounts to a legislative genocide – the attempt to extinguish Adivasi peoples through laws and policies.

We know that protesting makes a difference! Please email ministers in India now and urge them to do all they can to stop the Supreme Court-ordered evictions and uphold Adivasi rights in letter and spirit.

To: Ministers for Tribal Affairs and Environment and Forests

Target email addresses:[email protected][email protected]

Dear Ministers Munda and Javadekar,

India’s tribal peoples face a deadly threat to their lives and livelihoods from the government’s assault on their rights. It is vitally important for the future of India’s tribal peoples (and forests) that the mass evictions ordered by the Supreme Court do not take place.

It is also essential that the attack on India’s tribal peoples must stop, their rights to their lands, lives and ways of life must be respected. Please ensure that the Forest Rights Act is fully implemented and upheld.

Yours sincerely,