VIDEO: Mumbai’s Warli community oppose proposed relocation

Adivasis of Mumbai

Photo: Wikicommons

The Adivasi Community of Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park are being asked to vacate their homes from the forest which they have resided in for generations. This video tries to showcase their survival, the adversities they are facing and how it’s going to affect the livelihood of these communities when they are forced to relocate.

The Adivasis live in areas that are beneficial to them and they are highly dependent on the forests for their survival. Relocation will prove to be a huge tragedy in terms of finding new ways to survive. Not to mention, it will end their cultural practices.

The jungle, in turn, flourishes because of the Adivasis. They are codependent.

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