Tiwa organizations laud Cabinet move to grant constitutional status to all autonomous Councils
MORIGAON: The All Tiwa Students’ Union (ATSU), All Tiwa Protection Committee (ATPC), Tiwa Yuba Chatra Parishad (TYCP), All Tiwa Women Association (ATWA) and Tiwa Cultural Society (TCS) applauded the State Government’s move to grant constitutional status to all autonomous councils like Tiwa, Rabha, Mising, Deuri, Sonowal Kachari, and Thangal Kachari.
In a statement, the organizations led by the president of ATSU, Dharmashing Bordoloi, secretary of ATSU, Chaniram Malang, president of ATPC, Ananda Pator, secretary of ATPC, Sejoy Deuri, general secretary of TYCP, Ratneswar Deuri and president of TCS, Phurkan Karkh said that the government’s decision to grant constitutional status to all autonomous councils in order to safeguard their land, language, and identity was welcomed. The organizations also welcomed the cabinet’s decision to include the CEMs of all autonomous councils as ex-officio members in the land development advisory committee in the autonomous councils. The organizations also appealed to the government to provide Sixth Schedule status to the autonomous councils.
Meanwhile, the Tiwa Jatiya Aikya Mancha has also welcomed the State cabinet’s move to grant constitutional status to the six autonomous councils. The organization, led by president Bhupen Khaler and spokesperson Dulal Pator, said that now that the State cabinet had resolved to grant the constitutional status to the six autonomous councils, it should send the proposal to the Central Government immediately. The organization also demanded the government to take action against illegal encroachers and unauthorized persons and institutions in the tribal belts.