Taungyas have lived in Uttar Pradesh for decades but law does not recognise them. They have hope from the Forest rights Act 2006 in getting legal identity, as it recognises the traditional rights of scheduled tribes and other forest-dwellers on forest land and resources.

This paper aims to understand the implications of implementing the Saxena Committee’s recommendations in respect of identifying the poor in India. Relative to the one currently in use, the application of the proposed methodology appears to be more beneficial in general to social groups such as scheduled tribes, most backward classes and mahadalits, as well as those landowning households that might suffer from specific debilitating conditions. However, in some cases it is less sensitive to Muslims, non-mahadalit scheduled castes and agricultural labourers.

Thirty-nine people, said to be bonded labourers, were rescued during a raid on a quarry at Vittal near here on Wednesday.

Freedom: Workers and children rescued from a quarry at Vittal near Mangalore on Wednesday. dh photoThe labourers included 11 men, as many women and 17 children.

The High Court yesterday asked the government to eliminate usury against bonded child labour carried out in the coastal areas victimising fishermen.

Delivering the judgment upon a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) writ petition on children's rights and health hazards, a vacation division bench comprising Justice Imman Ali and Justice Obaidul Hasan made absolute its rule issued six years ago.

Amid growing concerns over the impact of the economic downturn, the International Labour Office (ILO) warned in a new study called 'Accelerating action against Child Labour' that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are slowing down and called for a

New Delhi, April 15: New forms of bonded labour are being practiced in several parts of the country according to a survey conducted by the National Campaign Committee for unorganised sector workers (NCC-USW) and released in the capital on Wednesday.

Much before Operation Greenhunt, people

At Reddypalayam village near Chengalpattu in Kancheepuram district. Brick workers live in thatched huts close to the kiln.

Handbook of Environmental Law: by P B Sahasranaman, Oxford University Press, Price Rs 895. The book analyses the response of the Supreme Court and high courts to public interest litigation. It also examines concepts such as the polluter pays principle, the precautionary principle, the and the public trust doctrine Land Acquisition, Displacement and Resettlement in Gujarat: