Give the Jhodias their tribal status back
  • Petitioned The government of India and the government of Odisha

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The government of India and the government of Odisha

Give the Jhodias their tribal status back

    1. Prasanna Mohanty
    2. Petition by

      Prasanna Mohanty

      Delhi, India

More than 40,000 Jhodias, described by the district gazetteer of Kashipur, 1966, as ‘principal tribe’ of Odisha’s Kashipur, find themselves de-listed as Scheduled Tribe because the centre and state governments colluded with mining companies to deny them their rights.
There was no problem until 1980s. They were getting their ST certificates and claimed official benefits. But discovery of Bauxite changed their fate. Suddenly they found themselves out of the ST list.
Their fight so far has yielded nothing, such is the influence of mining lobbies seeking Bauxite in their mountains.

Read more on their plight: http://governancenow.com/news/regular-story/mystery-missing-tribals

To:
The government of India and the government of Odisha
Give the Jhodias their tribal status back!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      • 11 months ago

      Jhodias are in a backward situation and ignored by Govt.

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    • aar kureel UNNAO, INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      every citizen must be given equal share in Govt proparity

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    • Nikas Kindo MUMBAI, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      the political economy and socitical critical juncture

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    • Abhay Kumar INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to me because I know everybody should have their right to live. No one is free until everyone is free.

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    • Cyril Gupta NOIDA, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      How can the government collude with corporates to deny the people of their rights? I thought we elected the government to help and protect the people from the very people who they are colluding with.

      Who's the real stakeholder in a democracy? The person who votes, or the person who can buy the elected representative?

      This needs to change.

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