Ensuring land tenure rights to marginalised and vulnerable communities in India

Friday, 9th March 2018

India faces enormous challenges in its quest to develop in a socially conscience, economically and environmentally just manner.  In regards to developing responsible land governance, it remains a complex issue aggravated by a combination of systematic legal and institutional failures. Institutions that govern land, market and societies have fundamental weaknesses to address land and property issues of poor rural women and men, Tribals, and Dalits.

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ILC partners in Asia call for wider recognition of land rights as human rights

Friday, 9th March 2018

The magnitude and intensity of land conflicts in Asia have increased over the years, with the continued rise of land and agricultural investments and continued competing claims for scarce natural resources. In various instances, governments and private sector entities alike have facilitated the displacement of rural communities, the deterioration of the environment and agricultural livelihoods, and the loss of lives through land concessions and businesses ventures. 

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Bitter truth over Bangladesh land

Tuesday, 27th February 2018

In Bangladesh, poor people become the most vulnerable victim of land grab practice because they do not have enough capacity to submit a lawsuit, and do not have financial resource to proceed the case to the court. Land grab issue continues occurring in the country, and putting the country’s food security at risk. Farmers’ arable land, water bodies, canals, and rivers are being grabbed viciously by group of people.

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Land rights as human rights – a view from Bangladesh

Friday, 5th January 2018

In Bangladesh, around 80% of civil and criminal cases are related to land conflict. Eviction and torture against the marginal and indigenous peoples can be found throughout the country. Published in local newspapers, 11 cases of tortures are recorded during 2012 to 2017. 

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Land Conflict Records in Indonesia throughout 2017

Friday, 29th December 2017

The raising number of the land conflicts highlighting this year’s records in Indonesia. More than six hundred thousand families living in more than five hundred acres of land were impacted. 

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Eleven months ultimatum to resolve the problems of the poor. Ekta Parishad announced Delhi March for land reforms

Sunday, 10th December 2017

“Central government should immediately take concrete steps to resolve the problems of the poor, and to bring land reforms. The Government needs to be ready to face the nationwide mass movement if otherwise. Under the leadership of prominent Gandhian Dr. S.N. Subbarao, mass movement on land reform will be initiated throughout the country on 2nd October 2018.” This announcement was made by Rajgopal P.V, the founder of Ekta Parishad during the National People's Parliament on land reforms at Phoolbagh Maidan, Gwalior.

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