ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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First You Push Them In, Then You Throw Them Out

The interests of the adivasis are largely ignored in the development paradigm. The well-being of these weak and voiceless communities gets trampled over the process. The proposed Scheduled Tribes Bill, 2005 is an attempt to redress this wrong. While the strength of the bill is that it is trying to convert an existing reality into an opportunity, its biggest weakness lies in its cut-off date, i e, 1980, because it could spark off a fresh round of contention and confrontation in forest areas.

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