"They are targeting all communities including Dalits, Adivasis
The present Indian government's policies are not only directed against Muslims but Hindu middle castes, Dalits, Adivasis
(indigenous people), Sikhs, Christians and other minorities.
India, July 29 -- On July 17, ten Gond adivasis
including three women were killed and many injured when armed men led by the head of Umbha village of Ghorawal in Sonbhadra district of eastern Uttar Pradesh fired the Gonds, in a bid to take possession of a disputed land.
'We want stern measures against violence in word or deed against women, dalits, adivasis
and minority communities...
'We are receiving reports that indicate increasing harassment and targeting of minorities particularly Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalized groups, such as Dalits and Adivasis
, ' Bachelet said, the official statement said.
In the winter months when tea picking slumbers, the Adivasis
go to rice paddies to trap rats for the market.
He added that there was unrest among local farmers and Adivasis
after she had reportedly killed 13 people in the past two years.
Instead of blaming Pakistan, India should carry out introspection of its human rights violations in IOK and tackle Hindutva extremism and rank communalism in India, which threatens not only Muslims but also Christians, Dalits and Adivasis
He called upon the international community to take notice of the nefarious designs of Modi whose hands are also stained with the blood of innocent Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis
of his own country
Their topics include understanding nomads in contemporary India, Sikh identity formation and its contestations, natural disasters and relocation in India, environmental governance and conservation of Western Ghats, the plight of the Adivasis
in Kerala, local governance and disaster risk reduction, and non-governmental organization and the protection of human rights in India.
The TMC leader also accused the BJP of shedding "crocodile tears" for adivasis
and backward sections of the society, "On the one hand they (BJP) are lynching adivasis
and people from backward sections of society, while on the other hand, they are are clicking photographs with adivasis
and having lunch at their houses," she charged.