Janhavi Mittal

Women have been front line workers during the pandemic

In Bengali Jhuggi of Kishangarh, a slum behind middle class south Delhi, women from the community have been front line workers – preparing lists, enrolling for coupons for ration cards, distributing food and sanitation kits. Image: Basti Suraksha Manch

June 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up the specter of the Indian partition as the country continues to witness the misery of large–scale human migration on foot and in deathly trains.
November 23, 2019
Roma Malik, Deputy General Secretary of the All India Union of Forest Working People speaks at a protest in New Delhi organized by Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan on July 22, 2019.  Credit: The Oakland Institute

Roma Malik, Deputy General Secretary of the All India Union of Forest Working People speaks at a protest in New Delhi organized by Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan on July 22, 2019. Credit: The Oakland Institute

September 9, 2019
The Supreme Court of India is set to rule on a case, Wildlife Trust Vs the Union of India, which could result in the eviction of 1.9 million forest dwellers from the country's Indigenous and traditionally marginalized communities.
Ahead of the Supreme Court Ruling on the petition challenging the FRA, Nivada Rana addresses the protest meeting in Delhi. She had traveled all the way from Suda village in Dudhwa National park to speak on behalf of her Tharu Adivasi community in the Supreme Court, but has had to return home after several postponements in the  court hearing. Credit: Janhavi Mittal / The Oakland Institut
August 5, 2019
International civil society must continue to demand that the government of India not only defend the FRA, a progressive legislation that protects traditional forest dwelling communities, but also ensure its careful and widespread implementation.
An inspiring win: The Dongria Kondh tribe ( pictured in exhibition) of the bauxite rich Niyamgiri Hills effectively mobilised the FRA to resist mining operations by Vedanta Aluminium Ltd.
April 10, 2018
Cries of Maharbani Nakko, hakk havet (keep your favors, we want our rights) rend the early-morning sky as 40,000 farmers and forest dwellers from Maharashtra arrived in Mumbai a little before midnight on March 11, 2018.