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Jharkhand passes resolution seeking inclusion of Sarna as separate religion

The Jharkhand Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution seeking the inclusion of Sarna as a separate religion in Census, 2021

Jharkhand | Hemant Soren

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Hemant Soren
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren

The Assembly has

unanimously passed a resolution seeking the inclusion of Sarna as a separate religion in Census, 2021.

Chief Minister said the resolution, passed during a special one-day Assembly session on Wednesday, will now be sent to the Centre for approval.

The opposition parties gave a proposal demanding a discussion on the resolution, which Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahato accepted.

BJP legislators proposed an amendment to the resolution seeking removal of the oblique from 'tribal/Sarna' word in it.

Soren said his government is sensitive to people's sentiments and accepted the amendment, after which all the parties supported the resolution.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, November 12 2020. 10:15 IST