ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Police Terror against Landless Peasants-A Report from Dehradun

August 17, 1985 cultivation but between large scale illegal denudation of forests and cultivation by tribals. The choice is not between preservation of the natural ecosystem and imbalances introduced by cultivation but between mindless pollution by dangerous new species under the afforestation programme and fertilisation of land by tribals. The choice is not between complete removal of human settlement and deforestation by tribals but between organised deforestation with the connivance of state agencies and limited deforestation caused by tribals. In the end the choice is not between an ecosystem without human interference and that with human interference but it is between interference by tribals and interference by smugglers, traders and pleasure-seekers. It is a choice between two sets of human beings.

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