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Bill to Provide ST Status to 6 Communities in Assam Soon, Says Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while speaking on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, said the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal and a bill to this affect will be brought soon.

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Updated:January 8, 2019, 6:17 PM IST
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Bill to Provide ST Status to 6 Communities in Assam Soon, Says Rajnath Singh
File photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. (PTI)

New Delhi: A bill to declare six communities in Assam as scheduled tribes will be introduced in Parliament

soon, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

The minister, while speaking on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, said the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal and a

bill to this affect will be brought soon.

The communities that are proposed to be extended ST status include, Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Chutiya, Matak, Moran and the states's 36 tea tribes, he said.

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