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Public Hearing on Forest Rights Act Press Clippings

Forest Rights ActHundreds of Adivasi representatives from 10 districts of Andhra Pradesh rallied for the implentation of the Forest Rights Act and attended a public hearing organized by the Committee for the Implementation of the Forest Rights Act, held at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, 26 November 2013.   Following are notes and  press reports covering the public hearing.

Notes from Public Hearing | Press Reports

Hansabehn, yours was no ordinary light.....
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 With a heavy heart we are sharing the news that Hansabehn Mazgaonkar passed away today. We were privileged to see her at home last week where she greeted all of us with her characteristically bright and overflowing smile in spite of weakness and failing health.
We feel very fortunate to have known her - someone who had met Gandhiji during the freedom struggle, served as a life-long Sarvodayi, war resister, community organizer, and one who spun and wore only khadi all her life, along with her family. She continued to work for the benefit of the community till the very end.  Ten years ago, we had the good fortune to hear sing આ વિશ્વ અમારી શાળા  (The whole world is our school).
Like Gandhiji, Hansa behn's was no ordinary light and her selfless service and tremendous passion for truth and non-violence and simple living will contine to guide us. 
Our sincere condolences to Daniel Bhai, Anand, Michael,Swati and the entire Sarvodayi family, NAPM and world-peace seeking community.
Picture: Daniel Bhai and Hansa Behn from the Kisan Swaraj Yatra meeting in Mumbai.
Public Hearing on Issues in the implementation of Recognition of Forest Rights Act in Andhra Pradesh

Forest Rights March

Adivasis from 10 districts of AP will present their testimonies at a hearing organized by the Committee on implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA). The local community based organizations, people’s organizations, civil society groups and experts will also give their inputs on these issues. Public Hearing on Issues in the implementation of Recognition of Forest Rights Act in Andhra Pradesh

Members of the People's Tribunal hearing the testimony will be Medha Patkar, National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM); E.A.S. Sharma, Former Secretary, Government of India; Sri Prof. Virginius Xaxa, Chairman, High Level Committee on Scheduled Tribes and Member of National Advisory Committee and Deputy Director, TISS Guwahati; and Tankasala Ashok. Senior Journalist.

26th of November, 2013 in Visakhapatnam at Andhra University,  Platinum Jubilee Hall, 10 am - 4 pm.

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