Gir National Park ’conservation’

What is affected
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 06 October 2009
Region A [ Asia ]
Country India
Location Gujarat

Affected persons

Total 4225
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details IRN Review.pdf
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Nam Theun 2 Power Company, Electricite de France
Brief narrative

Since 1973, local authorities and developers have been forcibly relocating Maldahari, Charan, and Rabri indigenous peoples for the purposes of forest conservation. In 1996, a series of evictions took place related to a World Bank funded India-Eco-development project. Violence has been employed, and in most cases, compensation and reparation have been inadequate. According to Amnesty International, the effect of the forcible eviction of members of the Maldhari (adivasi) community from the area of the Gir National Park and Gir Sanctuary in Gujarat was apparent as one pregnant woman was beaten by forest officials and lost her child. After local activists complained directly to the bank, reports suggest that forcible evictions stopped. AI Index: IOR 30/004/1997 23 September 1997

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