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Constitutional amendment demanded to protect Arunachal tribes

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:22

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP has demanded a constitutional amendment to delete the words "any Naga tribe" suffixed after the Nocte, Tangsa, Wancho, Tutsa and other tribes in the Scheduled Tribes list of the state.
In a representation to the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram recently in New Delhi, the party had stated that the tribes, residing in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, were facing identity crisis and were inconvenienced in various official works as they were not recognised by the Centre as separate entities from "any Naga Tribe", a party release said here today.
The youths of these districts while appearing for UPSC and state Public Service Commission examinations were also facing problem because of the name, the representation said.

"The government of Arunachal Pradesh has recommended for a constitutional amendment to the Constitution (Scheduled Tribe) Order, 1950 for deletion of the words "any Naga Tribe" from the ST list of Arunachal Pradesh in the larger interest of the people and recognition of the Nocte, Wancho, Tangsa, Tutsa, and other tribes in the ambit of "any Naga tribe" to Scheduled Tribes (STs) list of the state," the party said.

First Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:22
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