Maldhari Tribe - Right to Life

Mereley 15 kms from Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, there lies the hilly forest of Barda inhabited by the Maldhari people who have not even heard of him. After declaration of the Barda area as a sanctuary the Government and Forest department started treating the Maldharis as a threat to the ecology of Gir Forest and started evicting them from the area with no assured resettlement plan. Reeling under the darkness of discrimination and deprivation, they are being robbed of their constitutional and civil rights. NGOs are trying to provide these people with basic needs such as water, education and medical access.