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Why Do Adivasi Activists, Including C.K. Janu, Believe that Adivasis Can Also Use this 1989 Act to Fight Against Dispossession? - Social Science

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Why do Adivasi activists, including C.K. Janu, believe that Adivasis can also use this 1989 Act to fight against dispossession? Is there anything specific in the provisions of the Act that allows her to believe this?

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Adivasi activists including C.K. Janu believe that Adivasis can also use this 1989 Act to fight against dispossession because there is a specific provision in the Act for stating “actions that dispossess Dalits and Adivasis” of their modest resources or forcing them into performing slave labour, are criminal offences. Thus, the Act bears provisions to punish those who wrongfully occupy or cultivate any land allotted to or owned by a member of the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes.

Concept: Adivasi Demands and the 1989 Act
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NCERT Class 8 Social Science - Social and Political Life 3
Chapter 8 Confronting Marginalisation
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 103
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