Tribals in New Indian States Want Part in Government

Date 2000/11/27 22:48:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


Source: Hindustan Times, November 27, 2000





RANCHI, JAHRKHAND, INDIA: Now that the new state of Jahrkhand has been formed, the Jahrkhandi tribals want government outsiders to leave and tribals to take their posts. The newly formed government, they felt, left them out. "Only the tribals fought for a separate state and not the outsiders. Due to all the injustices they were subjected to, all the benefits of the new state should only go to them, said Gyanmani Ekka, a tribal activist. The 1,750 "outsider" government employees aren't protesting themselves, both because they didn't want to be sent into the new state in the first place, and because some have been harassed by the tribals.







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