Protests over granting of tribal status to ethnic communities in Assam

Protests have erupted across Assam for and against granting of tribal status to various ethnic communities, election to autonomous councils as well as against the demand for Bodoland state carved out of Assam.

Van Gujjars to get tribal status, other facilities

The Uttarakhand government is all set to give Scheduled Tribe status to the nomadic community of Van Gujjars.

SC lays down norms for determining tribal status

SC ruled that anthropological, ethnic and other traits should be considered along with other documentary evidence to determine a claimant`s status.

SC lays down norms for determining tribal status

The SC ruled that
anthropological, ethnic and other traits of a person should be
considered to determine
a claimant`s status as a member of the ST.

Orissa villagers want tribal status, boycott census

More than 20,000 families in Orissa’s Rayagada district have refused to share their details with enumerators engaged in census operation, protesting the government failure to accord them tribal status.