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Indian Officials Order End to Eviction of Tribal People from Tiger Reserves

An Indian government agency for indigenous people has asked the forest ministry to stop evicting tribal people from tiger reserves, highlighting the growing tensions over land use in the country. The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) asked the Ministry of Environment and Forests to ensure that its tiger conservation policy does not threaten the rights of indigenous people. It also said that those who are asked to move from core tiger habitats must be adequately...

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