No case of tribal atrocity reported in Sikkim: NCST

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 14:05

Gangtok: No case of atrocity against tribals
have been reported in Sikkim, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Chairman Rameshwar Oraon said here Wednesday.

After holding a meeting with the chief secretary,
Director General of Police and other senior officials of
Sikkim government, Oraon said "I am very happy to find that no
case of atrocity against tribals was reported in Sikkim."
He said the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
(NCST) has not received any proposal regarding reservation of
seats for Limbo and Tamang communities in the Sikkim
Legislative Assembly.

The NCST chairman also said "I am happy to learn that
tribal literacy rate in Sikkim stands at 70 per cent, which is
far higher than the national average."

Oraon, accompanied by two officials from the Commission,
is on a three-day visit to the State and will be returning to
Delhi today.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 14:05

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