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India | Indigenous people protest court decision that could result in mass eviction from forest land

BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of indigenous people waved flags and shouted slogans in eastern India on Monday to protest against an order to evict more than one million indigenous families accused of encroaching on forest lands, witnesses said.

The Supreme Court issued a Feb. 13 order to remove forest dwellers in 21 states where about 1.3 million land claims, each potentially representing a household, were rejected.

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