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National meet to discuss tribal welfare issues


New Delhi : Around 5,000 delegates from different tribal groups across the country will attend a three-day All India Adivasi Mahasabha at the Talkatora Stadium here from Monday.

The national meet is jointly organised by Indian Confederation of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ICITP), an umbrella organisation looking after over 310 issue-based tribal communities’ organisations along with various other tribal forums.

The conference would focus on issues related to land laws and land alienation, development induced displacement, forest and encroachment and eviction, extremism in adivasi areas, poverty and migration, among others.

“The national meeting will discuss all the issues related to the tribal people and it will look into different laws enacted in the country for welfare of the tribals and decide how to take advantage of laws like Right to Information (RTI), Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act and Forest Rights Act,” a press release said.

The meeting will also take note on relevant international mechanisms of promotion and protection of the tribal people, including United Nations Declaration on the rights of the indigenous peoples.