Forest dwellers raise their hands and shout slogans during a rally in New Delhi on Dec. 15. Forest dwellers in India gathered today to protest against the Forest Rights Act. They demanded that the government place their forest land under control of their own village community, instead of under the forest department. According to the Times of India, dwellers were attending the protest from many areas of the Lucknow state.
[Credit : Parivartan Sharma / Reuters]

Forest dwellers raise their hands and shout slogans during a rally in New Delhi on Dec. 15. Forest dwellers in India gathered today to protest against the Forest Rights Act. They demanded that the government place their forest land under control of their own village community, instead of under the forest department. According to the Times of India, dwellers were attending the protest from many areas of the Lucknow state.

[Credit : Parivartan Sharma / Reuters]