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The Tribal Bill: A Rejoinder

There is another problem in the proposed bill particularly with regard to the The Tribal Bill: A Rejoinder J J ROY BURMAN This relates to the series of articles published in EPW (October 22 and November 19, 2005) and a memorandum submitted to the prime minister signed by a good number of academics and activists with regard to the proposed Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005. The remarks of the principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF), M S Nagpur, also have been considered. I am in agreement with most of the views of the academics and the activists, but I would like to briefly deal with some of the problems inherent in a few of their submissions.

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