Cases of arrest of Adivasis collecting forest produce for their livelihood abound in the area and they lived in constant fear of being dispossessed of their land. Now with the FRA’s legal force on their side, their struggle for their land continues.
The West Bengal Government in an attempt to fill up critical gaps in reaching development to the particularly vulnerable tribal groups like Savar (Lodha), Birhore and Totohas, decided to take up a special intervention plan.
The police are taking help of anthropologists and experts to draw a strategy to search the body of the American national who died in a Tribal killing when he tried to enter the prohibited North Sentinel Island in Andaman.
As the case pertains to the ultra-sensitive tribal group-Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), the police are also taking help of Anthropologists, Academics, Forest department experts etc to guide and assist the police during the investigation of the case.