Ranchi, September 27: The state government has decided to constitute a sub-committee to look in-depth at illegal transfer of tribal lands in Jharkhand.
This decision was taken in the meeting of the Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) held on Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
Apart from this, major decisions were also taken in the meeting by taking religion, culture, caste certificate of the tribal society. After the meeting, in a conversation with the media, TAC vice chairman cum minister of Scheduled Tribes Department Champai Soren kept his points on the agenda. He said that in the meeting on Monday, there was a detailed discussion about the economic, social, educational issues of the tribal society. About 10 agendas were decided in the discussion.
“There has been a large-scale transfer of ST lands illegally. There was a detailed discussion on this point. A sub-committee has also been formed in this regard. The sub-committee includes JMM MLA Stephen Marandi, Independent MLA Chamra Linda, JMM MLA Deepak Birua, Congress MLA Bhushan Bada and Bandhu Tirkey. The committee will submit its report after taking in-depth knowledge of illegal transfer and studying it in a short time,” said Soren.
In Jharkhand, now the caste certificate of tribals will be made for life which would get rid of the process of making caste certificate again and again.
There was also a discussion in the meeting regarding the Sarna Dharma Code. It was agreed that the government would now work to convey its point through Governor Ramesh Bais. “We would take up the issue through the Governor, now the government will take forward the Sarna religion code, so that the tribals can get their identity. TAC members including Chief Minister Hemant Soren will meet the President of India on the Sarna Dharma Code,” said Champai Soren.
It was agreed to give appointments to the martyrs, Jharkhandi agitators or the dependents of those who were martyred in the movement.
It was also agreed to mark land for Tribal University in Jamshedpur.
There was a detailed discussion on how the people of tribal society should participate in the industries so that they can develop in their social, economic and education.
Concern over human trafficking, especially the trafficking of tribal women, was also discussed in the meeting. Champai Soren said that now it has been decided to make a law to stop smuggling. So that legal action can be taken against people or NGOs or organizations involved in human trafficking.
It was decided to restore the teachers and improve them so that tribal language should be taught at the primary level. Champai Soren said that this would prove to be an important step to preserve the tribal culture and language.
Hemant government will now help the prisoners of tribal society who have been sentenced in jails or do not keep their point properly. This includes advocating in the court or helping the tribals who do not keep their point of view.
The decision was taken in the TAC meeting to protect and recognize the religious places of tribal society. It was agreed that how Sarna places where worship is being done for years, but his name is not recorded in Khatian. It was agreed that after the formation of the state, the Sarna Dharma Sthal would be recognized. Such places will now be recognized through village everyone.
Terming the incident of BJP MLAs not attending TAC as unfortunate, Champai Soren said that it is not right for the members of BJP to not attend the meeting of development and upliftment of tribal society.