Constructing a Legal Structure for Mainstreaming Environmental Conservation vis-a-vis Community Rights

Constructing a Legal Structure for Mainstreaming Environmental Conservation vis-a-vis Community Rights

Mohammad Haroon Rashid & Anu Mishra

Community rights are the rights which deal with the rights of the people who are basically living in a particular local area. The effect of globalization has brought a devastating effect on the fact that certain people have been deprived of their basic rights whereby their existence on the earth has become a threat due the very policies and the act of the government. Tribal s are considered to be the aborigines of the land and are therefore indigenous people, and account to 7.5% of the total population of the country. This very fact itself is explanatory that they are a significant part of the society. The present article throws light on the contemporary issues related to the tribal rights, with certain provisions mentioned in the constitution such as Article.14, 21,244, V Schedule and much more. The authors try to draw the attention towards certain groups among the Tribal which are facing problems in the present scenario o wing to the fact that they are deprived of their right to participation when the policies are framed relating to the usage of resources. The paper explains the significance of the land when it comes in relation with that of tribal people. The pa per further lays significance on various laws as well as committee reports made by the government, such as national association of local councils, local planning authorities etc.

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