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Posts Tagged ‘Land Struggle’

Cultural festival organised at Chengara

Posted by Admin on August 4, 2009

Staff Reporter, The Hindu

Second anniversary of agitation for land at Chengara

Artistes attached to the Sadhu Jana Vimochana Samyukta Vedi staging a folk dance at a rally organised to mark the second anniversary of the Chengara agitation in Pathanamthitta town on Monday.

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Sadhu Jana Vimochana Samyukta Vedi (SJVSV), supported by various social organisations and Dalit groups, on Monday organised a cultural festival here to mark the second anniversary of the agitation for land at Chengara.

Artistes attached to various Dalit groups staged a cultural procession in the town as a prelude to the festival. The procession included folk art forms such as ‘parichamuttukali,’ ‘kolkali,’ ‘sanghagaanaom,’ etc.

Chengara Land Struggle Samithi convener Kaithakkara Ayyappan inaugurated the festival at the Town Hall. S. Rajeevan, organising committee chairman, presided over the inaugural function. Read the rest of this entry »

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Whose land is it anyway?: An article on Koraput land struggle

Posted by Admin on August 3, 2009

After decades of condemnation, tribals in western Orissa have liberated their land. Interestingly, in this Maoist stronghold, this unique movement is non-violent

Bibhuti Pati Narayanpatna, Koraput (Orissa)

The undivided Koraput district in western Orissa has acquired notoriety because of the Maoists literally taking over the dense hilly and forest areas, inhabited by tribal communities, still trapped in the vicious trap of infinite poverty, injustice and underdevelopment. The Maoists’ presence stretch across the landscape and beyond to Ganjam, Malkangiri, Rayagada, and across the tense border zones of Jharkhand, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

Strangely, even as the national media focuses on Maoists, it has ignored a unique, militant and non-violent mass movement of the tribals which is as big a story as the land struggle in Nandigram, or the people’s resistance in Lalgarh. Indeed, there have been isolated incidents of violence, but largely, the movement has been peaceful. And the truth is, it has been a big success. Read the rest of this entry »

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Narayanpatna: Citizen group defends land struggle

Posted by Admin on July 29, 2009

BHUBANESWAR: A citizens team that visited Narayanpatna has strongly defended tribals forcibly occupying the land of non-tribals. “The land struggle by tribals is just

Maoists on their way to the Bhubaneswar rally.

Maoists on their way to the Bhubaneswar rally.

and genuine, which needs support from one and all. It is an organized mass reaction against exploitation and torture by a small non-tribal minority who have gone there and grabbed tribal land on different pretexts in the last few decades,” team leader Prafulla Samantra of Lok Shakti Abhiyan said.

Narayanpatna and the adjoining Bandhugaon blocks in Koraput district have been in focus in the wake of tribals occupying the lands of non-tribals resulting in frequent violent clashes and deaths. Both the areas also have strong Maoist presence.

Close on the heels of the recent land grabbing agitation nine police personnel, including eight special security force, were killed in landmine blast by the Left-wing extremists. This has given rise to speculation that the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS), which has been spearheading the land acquisition movement, is a frontal organization of the extremists. More than 150 non-tribal families have since fled Narayanpatna area in the face of alleged harassment and threat to their lives by CMAS activists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Orissa:Naryanpatna land struggle inspires tribals of Raikia, Phulbani

Posted by Admin on July 23, 2009

Report by Manoj K.Dash

chengara1Berhampur: Maoist distributed 40 acres of cultivated land to Tribal at Raikia of Phulbani district. Every day Maoist activators capturing one after one area from undivided Ganjam, Koraput and Kandhamal Districts.

In the name of “CHASI MULIA SANGHA” non Tribal people those have captured the cultivated land now those lands are under the custody of Maoists.

Maoist activists were more alert after the 2007 violence in Kandhamal District.

Ranaba Panchyat an interior village of Kandhamal Maoist were captured 40 acres of land from two Mahajans and donated to landless Tribals.

Now from Ranaba from Maharaja family 100 Varana (20 acres) and from a another family 200 Varana (40 Acres) of land distributed to Tribal family.

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Koraput: Tribals in Orissa sieze forest-land from companies

Posted by Admin on July 20, 2009

orissaKORAPUT – Several agitated tribals in Orissa’s Koraput district have resorted to forcible eviction methods of private companies from the forest land, in the disguise of restoration of land to tribals, the so-called ‘real’ owners.

The forest land, however, had been sold off by the non-tribals owners to private companies.

Protesting the ownership of private companies on the forest land, members of Chasi Mulia Sangh (CMS), a newly created and a ‘pro-tribal group’, has forcibly occupied 300 acres of the land in Bandhugaon Block of the district.

They also fell down several teak trees planted by the private company.

The step has once again displayed how this Maoist-backed group is gaining popularity and establishing its hold among tribals day-by-day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Narayanpatna:Chashi Mulia Adivasi Sangha Seized 2000 acres of land from the land lords

Posted by Admin on July 14, 2009

Narayanpatna is no longer under Orissa GovernmentReport by K. Sudhakar Patnaik, Narayanpatna: The tribals of Narayanpatna Seized 2000 acres of cultivatable land from the land lords under the banner of Chashi Mulia Adivasi Sangha known as SANGAM (C.M.A.S) are distributing the land by its Secretary Nachika Linga to the landless.
The sized cultivatable lands covered with Red Flags, Members of the observation committee led by the Koraput Bar Association President Nihar ranjan Pattnaik its Vice- President Krushna Sawn, Advocate Bibek Ranjan Sethi, Social Activist Manoranjan Routray, and senior Journalist K. Sudhakar Pattnaik met Nachika Linga who gave an exclusive interview to the members of the team on Saturday last. It appears the cultivatable land is distributing under the slogan “land to the tiller” Nachika Linga Explained. Read the rest of this entry »

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