Victims of ill-conceived policies governing forest resources and environmental conservation, the Van Gujjars, a pastoral nomadic community residing in the Rajaji National Park, are struggling to get their forest rights and entitlements under the FRA Act, 2006.

The National Forum for Forest People and Forest Workers (NFFPFW) organised a two-day national conference on February 24 and 25 to discuss ambiguities in the new Scheduled Tribes and other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act and how such hurdles could be overcome. (April 2008)