Govt talks about fearless MP but closure of voting at 3 pm tells other story...

Darbu Singh Uike from Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh says the district saw unprecedented security force presence this time during elections for the first time. He says though state Govt claims of a fearless state but the election authorities decided to stop polling at 3 pm in this area. In one village Khara villagers not to vote because Govt is not doing any development work in their area. Otherwise election was peaceful and more than 80% voted. Uike@9406751188

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013. Tags: Darbu Singh Uike

Govt tought Baiga adivasis in English medium till class 5, Nowhere to go next!

Darbu Singh Uike from Balaghat in MP tells a curious case where Govt began English medium school for tribal children upto 5th standard. After the students pass the 5th class, they have to continue schooling in Hindi medium as there are no government English medium school. These 20 Baiga children are thus forced to drop out from school and the government has not taken any steps to resolve this issue. For more Uike Ji can be reached at 09406751188

Posted on: Jul 11, 2013. Tags: Darbu Singh Uike

An adivasi village which worships wood rather then burning it on Holi day...

Darbu Singh Uike from Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh is telling us about a village which instead of burning worhips the wood on Holi day. He says in village Narwari Tola on the Holi day villagers worship the tree of Semal with lots of fun fair. They worship nature in the form of Semal and give a message that if nature is alive then we will as well. It is also the start of Gondi new year according their age old tradition. They also take oath to save nature that day. For more Uike Ji can be reached at 09406751188

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013. Tags: Darbu Singh Uike

Kanha: Foresters using illegal monetary inducement, threat to evict adivasis

Darbu Singh Uike from Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh is telling us about villages inside Kanha National Park. He says according to Forest Rights Act of 2006 Govt can not remove adivasis by force from the national parks but they are using inducement of Rs 1 lakh to families who are leaving the park. They are also threatening others who are not leaving the park. Villagers are angry and are preparing to oppose this illegal act. For more Uike Ji can be reached at 09406751188

Posted on: Mar 23, 2013. Tags: Darbu Singh Uike

Kanha authorities flouting rehabilitation laws to evict villagers, alleges leader...

Darbu Singh Uike former MLA from Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh is alleging that Kanha National Park authorities are flouting rehabilitation laws to evict villagers from 18 villages. The villagers are offered Rs 1.5 lakhs if they leave their houses first as a prize money. He says some have not got the compensation as well and the authorities are forcing them to leave their houses in the middle of winter which is cruel. For more Darbu Ji can be reached at 07354737515

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013. Tags: Darbu Singh Uike

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