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Seeks inclusion of State languages into 8th Schedule

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

LJP sends memorandum to President

Khasi, Jaintia and Garo languages are still to be Scheduled under Constitution of India

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, Jan 12: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) submitted a memorandum to President of India Ram th Kovind through State Governor Ganga Prasad on Friday seeking his intervention into its numerous demands, including inclusion of the State languages into the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

Speaking to reporters after his meeting with the Governor LJP president Jamil Ahmed said, “The State unit of LJP has demanded inclusion of the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo languages into in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India.”

Ahmed said that the Governor had assured him of sending the memorandum to the President. The LJP also sought the intervention of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking solution to boundary disputes between Meghalaya and Assam. Another demand of the LJP is passing and implementing the Village Administration Bill (VAB), which after it passage, will empower local chiefs to exercise their constitutiol powers.

“This will help the State to preserve and protect its ethnic culture, custom and tradition as well as its real identity,” he said. He urged the President to waive farmers’ loans in the State.

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