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First President from a tribal community: Why did it take so long?

The most dismaying fact is that tribals have a very high dropout rate

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Indian President | Scheduled Tribes | Droupadi Murmu

Aditi Phadnis 



Droupadi Murmu
India's new President Droupadi Murmu (Photo: PTI)

With a new President in place who belongs to the Santhal tribe, the focus of attention is now on why it took so long for someone from this community to reach the highest seat of power in India.

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First Published: Sun, July 24 2022. 17:44 IST

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