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IE: State overrules centre: moves to evict Gujjars from Rajaji

Indian Express, February 14, 2005

DEHRA DUN, FEBRUARY 13: Despite clear cut orders from the Centre to halt eviction of forest-dwellers temporarily, in view of the proposed law to give propriety rights to them, Uttaranchal government has hastened the process to evict Gujjars from the proposed Rajaji National Park, thereby sparking a protest.

Officials of the proposed Rajaji National Park yesterday forcibly evicted several Gujjar families from Motichoor Range by destroying their temporary shelters. The evicted Gujjars then went to Raiwala police station but officials refused to intervene. [more]