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Amnesty International India released its report "When Land is Lost, Do We Eat Coal?" - Coal Mining and Violations of Adivasi Rights in India’ The report is based on research conducted from January 2014 till June 2016. It examines how land acquisition and mining in three mines run by Coal India Limited’s subsidiaries in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha have breached domestic laws, and India’s international human rights obligations. These videos are short introductions to the stories documented in the report.

This is a trailer for the release of Amnesty International India's report "When Land is Lost, Do We Eat Coal?" - Coal Mining and Violations of Adivasi Rights in India’.

The report is based on research conducted from January 2014 till June 2016. It examines how land acquisition and mining in three mines run by Coal India Limited’s subsidiaries in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha have breached domestic laws, and India’s international human rights obligations.

Video credits:
Camera: Faiza Khan
Featuring: Nirupabai Kawar, Aruna Chandrasekhar
Edit and Direction: Aarthi Parthasarathy/Falana Films
Sound: Arjun Chandran/Falana Films
Research: Amnesty International India
This is Nirupabai's story. 

Nirupabai is a Kawar Adivasi woman, who lived in the village of Barkuta in Korba in Chhattisgarh. Barkuta is a village that lies on the northern edge of Coal India's Kusmunda mine. The sole breadwinner in her maternal family, Nirupa inherited over 5 acres of her father Dhajaram's land when he died. This land was acquired by the Ministry of Coal in 1979 without the consent or consulting local villagers and transferred the rights over this land to South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited. 

To learn more about why and what is happening in the villages around Barkuta, read Amnesty International India's report: "When Land is Lost, Do We Eat Coal?" https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/... 

Video credits: 
Camera: Faiza Khan
Video and edit: Falana Films, Aruna Chandrasekhar (Amnesty International India)
Sound: Arjun Chandran (Falana Films)
Featuring: Nirupabai Kawar
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