Agartala, Aug 09, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
Indigenous people are facing grim future in the country under the Modi regime. BJP tried to project it as patron of indigenous people of the country by nominating Droupadi Murmu to the highest constitutional position, the President of India.
However, the government put the rights of indigenous people by bringing an amendment in to Forest Conservation Act (FCA), 1980, said state secretary of Tripura unit of CPM and president of GMP – a tribal wing of the CPM, Jitendra Chowdhury.
He was speaking at a programme commemorating the World Indigenous Day in Agartala on Tuesday (Aug 9). To mark the Day, GMP along with other frontal organizations of CPM held a rally in Agartala in which indigenous people from different parts of the State took part.
Later, Chowdhury addressed a public meeting of indigenous people.
Chowdhury claimed, “The previous Left front government in Tripura ensured jobs and employment opportunities for the tribal youths of the state. The Left front also ensured strengthening of the socio-economic status of the tribal communities.”
Referring to present situation, the GMP president alleged, “The situation turned very grim across the nation as the tribal people are being deprived at large from their rights under the rule of Modi government”.
To this end he referred to the FCA, 1980 and alleged rights of the tribal people will be at stake as the government brought an amendment to the FCA, 1980 in the Parliament.
Chowdhury also read out the demand list to be placed before the President Droupadi Murmu and list included immediate passage of the 125th Constitution Amendment Bill in the parliament to empower the TTAADC, inclusion of Kok-Borok language in the 8th schedule of the constitution etc.
He called for united resistance against the government so as to safeguard the rights and preserve the tradition and culture of the tribal people.