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Forest Rights Bill: Rights denuded in a forest of words

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  • A Giridhar RAO
    ... From: A Giridhar RAO Date: May 1, 2007 12:42 AM Subject: Forest Rights Bill: Rights denuded in a forest of words To: FOREST
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      From: A Giridhar RAO <agiridhar.rao@...>
      Date: May 1, 2007 12:42 AM
      Subject: Forest Rights Bill: Rights denuded in a forest of words
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      FOREST RIGHTS BILL
      Rights denuded in a forest of words
      Buried within the new law's sweeping recognition of the rights of
      forest dwellers is a thicket of legislation that effectively makes
      these gains difficult to obtain, in practice. What the law has
      achieved is to move the struggle for these rights to a higher
      political plane, notes Aparna Pallavi.

      Full article: http://www.indiatogether.org/2007/apr/env-forbill.htm
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