But how can anyone

But how can anyone

January 2, 2018 bksuroys 0

But how can anyone announce a 600 hectare mine, both tribals.As the conversation continues Ketwas takes Rajpal aside “Didi hold your meetings in the Adivasi part of the village All of us will stand united even if they don’t agree with us What do they care if we lose our jungles They only farm in their fields and some have pattas of land We have nothing Our mahua produce and everything else comes from the forests in the hills You hold a meeting with us and at least half of Baghmara will come” assures Rajpal Yet even as they speak about possible unity among the tribals in Baghmara another issue worries Rajpal “Didi humaare yahan to van adhikaar ke liye kuch nahi daala hai Sahmati hi nahi thi abhi tak” he says Over the past two years aided by Rajim and other NGO workers over 40 villages in Kasdol have filed applications under the Forest Rights Act which gives tribals rights over forest land they have called their own for generations and necessitating any government use of the land to be cleared by the gram panchayat “We urge villagers to apply for community FRA so they have rights over their land and nothing can be done without their permission The government has given them a weapon But because of differences within the community in two villages no applications have been made Baghmara is one of them If they had FRA then the government would have had to talk to them” says Ketwas The history she speaks of dates back over a century to tribal leader Veer Narayan Singh considered Chhattisgarh’s first recognised freedom fighter In Sonakhan village 10 kilometres from Baghmara is a tall white edifice with a tomb to its right “His tomb was brought here earlier and then this marble edifice was built by the Ajit Jogi government when he was chief minister” says Amrit The monument is deserted But in the past two months Veer Narayan Singh has been evoked many times “He was the tribal ruler of Sonakhan and assembled an army against the British He opened the granaries for the tribal people and stood up for our rights He was publicly hanged in Raipur on December 10 1857 Since then an annual festival is held in his honour in Sonakhan Even the new cricket stadium in Raipur is named after him” says Amrit Historical accuracy apart another feat of Veer Narayan Singh is now finding mention in these villages “Veer Narayan Singh prevented the British from mining for gold in these hills They wanted to but he stood in their way and protected our forests Now we have to protect them again” says Ketwas In Baghmara outside the Patel’s home a white Mahindra Scorpio trundles down the hill and into the village The vehicle pauses for a minute one of its occupants rushing out for a bottle of water It gives the curious villagers of Baghmara time to peek inside In the back seat are two men one of them fair-skinned A villager quickly remarks “Humne padha akhbar mein ki Vedanta England ki company hai Unke bahar se engineer log aaye honge dekhne (I read in the newspaper that Vedanta is a British company Its engineer must have come to take a look)” They look at each other Whether or not he is right about the engineer all of them know that Sonakhan will never be the same again For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News” Families who left their homes intact when they went to seek shelter in refugee camps allege that.

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