Lives of tirbals are misleading due to unscientific rules: UoM VC

Mysuru, March 18, 2022 ( “Due to the unscientific rules of the Forest Department, the lives of tribal people has misled,” opined Prof. G. Hemanth Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore.
He inaugurated a two-day workshop on the topic, “Human Rights Approaches of various Displaced Tribal Communities in Karnataka,” organized by the Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute and the Law Research Division, held at the Lalithakala Rangamandira in the Manasa Gangotri campus.
In his address, he observed, “due to the unscientific regulations, tribal community people are forcefully getting displaced. As a result of this, it has become inevitable for them to live away from their habitats in unknown and adverse conditions. Due to the false financial and other assurances, today many of them are forced to sell their land and work as daily wage workers. It has led to poverty, making their children suffer from malnutrition, suffer from starvation, physical and mental hazards, and many other problems.”
“Due to the incorrect decisions taken by the government by acquiring forest land in the name of urban development, hydroelectricity production, the establishment of thermal and other industrial projects, the lives of tribal communities have been destroyed. Forced displacement usually makes people away from the social environment. The government should come up with meaningful programs in this regard,” he added.
Tribal community leader Krishnaiah, Karnataka University Humanity Department Prof. T.T. Basavanagouda, Kalanikaaya Dean Prof. Muzaffar Assadi, Law Department HoD Prof. Ramesh, KSTRI Director Rajesh Gowda, and others were present.
Keywords: Prof. G. Hemanth Kumar/ Tribal community/ displacement