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Bill to provide ST status to 6 communities in Assam soon:

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A bill to declare six communities in as scheduled tribes will be introduced in Parliament soon, Home told the Tuesday.

The minister, while speaking on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, said the has approved the proposal and a bill to this affect will be brought soon.

The communities that are proposed to be extended ST status include, Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Chutiya, Matak, Moran and the states's 36 tea tribes, he said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 16:30 IST