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The jury heard the testimonies of a large number of witnesses over three days from the States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa as well as some expert witnesses on land acquisition, mining and human rights violations of Operation Green Hunt. The immediate observations of the Jury are as......


The Independent People's Tribunal on Land Acquisition, ResourceGrab and Operation Green Hunt after presiding over 3 days of depositions and testimonies, presented their recommendations on the situation to the public and the Government.

Presenting the recommendations of the jury before the media, public and Government, Justice (Retd.) Sawant said “There is a perception within......


Social Scientists, Experts and Adivasi representatives depose before the Jury;

Testimonies on Land Grab and Government/Corporate Atrocities in Jharkhand and West Bengal

A poignant session (9.4.2010) on Chhattisgarh and the situation of adivasis was presented at the Independent Peoples Tribunal on Land Acquisition, Resource Grab and Operation Green Hunt on 9.4.2010.......


9th – 11th April, 2010, Constitution Club, New Delhi

Stop structural violence against adivasis

Stop destructive development and restore the faith of the adivasis in the Indian Constitution

The Independent People’s Tribunal on Land Acquisition, Resource Grab and Operation Green Hunt, organized by Citizen’s against Forced Displacement and War on People, kicked-off today to a packed hall,......


Navdanya calls for a stop on patents on seed, plants, farm animals and food

As of today truly global action is being taken against patents on seed, plants, farm animals, parts thereof including gene sequences and food. Over 100 organisations from all parts of the world are alerting the public and......


An International conference on “Two Decades of the GMO Free Movement” was organized by Navdanya / Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology in association with the International Commission on the Future of Food, ARSIA, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Center for Food Safety, USA, Save Our Seeds, Germany, Diverse......


Press Statement
February 9, 2010

MORATORIUM ON Bt. BRINJAL A VICTORY FOR GMO FREE MOVEMENT


The Minister of Environment Jairam Ramesh announced the Moratorium on the Bt. Brinjal.  As he stated moratorium implies rejection of this particular case of relief for the time being. It does not......


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