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Tribals launch 'Akrosh Mahajutan' to air discontent

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur 

Tribal community today launched 'Akrosh Mahajutan' to express discontent over unconstitutional amendment made in the decades-old Chhotanagar and Santal Paragana Tenancy Act (CNT and SPT).

The movement was also in protest against the domicile policy announced by the Jharkhand government.

Organized by Majhi-Pargana, Manki-Munda, Bhumij-Sardar Samanway Samity, over 10,000 tribals, armed with traditional weapons such as bow and arrows, took part in the rally at Karandih on the outskirts of the steel city of Jamshedpur.

Describing the amendment in the tenancy acts as well as the domicile policy announced by the Raghubar Das-headed Jharkhand government as "unconstitutional", the speakers were unanimous in their demand to revoke it immediately.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, January 08 2017. 21:28 IST