Guwahati: A memorandum to the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram was submitted by a team of Limboo Tamang Voluntary Committee (LTVC) of Sikkim. The memorandum was presented Requesting for the passing of the Limboo and Tamang Scheduled Tribes Seat Bill in the coming Winter Parliament Session 2018.
LTVC in a Press Release informed that president Yehang Tshong, joint secretary Kishor Tamang and treasurer Susan Subba of LTVC called upon the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram at his residence on Friday and submitted the memorandum.
The release informed that the Minister assured to look into the matter positively.
LTVC also visited office of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and met Private Secretary to the Minister, Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary and had a brief discussion about the various issues pertaining to the Withdrawal of Limbu & Tamang (ST) Communities Land Protection Act Bill and decrease in government job reservation ration of Limbu and Tamang (ST) Communities from 15 per cent to 13 per cent by State Government of Sikkim, the release informed. It is added that the meeting with Ministry of Tribal Affairs officials was very fruitful.
The release informed that LTVC requests Centre intervention regarding both matters and direct State Government of Sikkim to follow the orders of Central Government and restore the Land Protection ACT and restore the original job reservation ration back to 15 per cent in Sikkim related with LT (ST) Communities.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs had assured that it will soon be writing to Sikkim Government regarding both the issues raised by LTVC, it is added.
It may be mentioned that LTVC has been demanding reservation for the community in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly before the 2019 elections in the state.
The Community have been demanding indigenous primitive status for LimbuTribe and restoration of Tsong (Limbu) seat, as promised by ruling Sikkim Democratic Front. They have also been raising demand for amendment of Land Revenue Order No.1. protect a
It may be mentioned that the Tsong seat was removed in 1973 when the movement of democracy was on and they were included under the Nepali Community.