Adivasi in AP jail needs help, dont understand what court is saying, she says...

Dr Haneef from Khammam in Andhra Pradesh is talking to Sodey Bhimamma a Gondi Adivasi from Chhattisgarh outside a court. Bhimamma has been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment on charges of murdering her husband. She tells Dr Haneef that she does not understand Telugu so she can not make our what is going on in the court and what police and lawyers are telling. She says she is an orphan and have two children. She needs help. For more Dr Haneef can be reached at 09490353568

Posted on: Oct 28, 2012. Tags: Dr Haneef

Govt forced Kondareddy tribals from hills to develop, they got nothing in 15 yrs

My name is Dr Haneef. I am calling from Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh. Today I am talking to a person from Kondareddy tribal community. This is small community and has only 1500 families. They live on the hills. In 1997 Govt forced them to come down from the hills in the name of develpment. Though crores have been spent in the name of their development but the adivasis have not got much. They do not have decent houses even at the relocated place and have not got deeds for forest land. This situation must change. For more Dr Haneef can be reached at 09490353568

Posted on: Oct 12, 2012. Tags: Dr Haneef

Andhra forest dept breaks huts of IDPs twice after burning it first...

Dr Haneef of Sitara organisation in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh is visiting Nagopalli village in Satyapalli mandal. 3 weeks back he had reported that forest department has burnt the huts of Internally displaced people ( IDPs) from Chhattisgarh who have come to Andhra to escape the ongoing conflict there. Today the adivasis tell him that after they were released by the forest department and some how got united with their women and children who had ran away in the forest and made their huts again, the forest department has broken their huts twice more but still they can not go back to their home in Chhattisgarh. For more Dr Haneef can be reached at 09490353568

Posted on: Jul 23, 2012. Tags: DR HANEEF FOREST

We got forest under Bhudan, Forest dept is snatching it from us!

Dr Haneef in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh is visiting Nagopally village where more than 500 adivasis live. They tell him that they got 600 acre of forest during Bhudan movement but from last 3 years forest department is attacking them and trying to plant some trees there. They want to show the forest department proof of their old association with the forest where they have their ponds and gods but they are not interested. Collector Khammam should help these adivasis. For more Dr Haneef can be reached at 09490353568

Posted on: Jul 22, 2012. Tags: DR HANEEF FOREST

Impact: Police rescues abducted adivasis few hours after Swara report

Dr Haneef from Bhadrachalam in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh is telling us that yesterday 7 adivasis from Matili area of Malkangiri district of Odisha were abducted while passing by Bhadrachalam to go for work. 2 of them who could escape had recorded their message on Swara and since then many have helped. And thanks to their efforts police have arrested the agents and rescued the 5 adivasis. They were very pleased and have now left for their onward journey. We thank all of you who helped specially Mr Vineel Krishna former collector of Malkangiri who took lots of interest in the case. For more Dr Haneef can be reached at 09490353568

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012. Tags: Dr Haneef

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