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Indian Government U-turn Halts Tribal Eviction from National Parks

Tribal EvictionThe Indian government has scrapped its controversial policy of expelling tribal people from wildlife-rich areas to turn them into national parks.

Under new proposals, tribal people can only be evicted with their free, prior and informed consent. Tiger reserves, however, are excluded from the new policy – Survival International has written to the Indian Environment and Forests Ministry urging it to apply the same rules to tiger reserves.

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