Threat to V Schedule
The Fifth Schedule of the Indian Constitution provides protection to the Adivasi (indigenous) people living in the Scheduled Areas.
This Fifth Schedule is under threat of being amended to effect transfer of tribal lands to non-tribals and corporate bodies.
The very survival and culture of 80 million tribal population of India is under threat.
This website presents the background of this crisis as a sequence of events. Action being taken to tackle the threat is also discussed.
You may click through the following sections to read about the crisis.
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Scenes from the National Protest Convention
Click images to view scenes from the recent National protest convention.