Meghalaya govt to revoke ST status from Bhong tribe
Shillong: Meghalaya government on Tuesday
announced that it would revoke the order granting schedule
tribe status to Bhong community following protest by six
Chief Secretary W M S Pariat made the statement after
members of joint action committee of six social organisations
observed an hunger strike here in protest against granting
schedule tribe status to the Bhong community here.
Working President of the Federation of Khasi Jaintia
and Garo People (FKJGP), Joe Lyttan told this to reporters
after a meeting with the chief secretary.
Lyttan claimed that Bhong community, staying in Ri Bhoi
district, originally belonged to Assam and should not be
considered as tribal of Meghalaya.