No case of tribal atrocity reported in Sikkim: NCST
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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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