New Delhi: A bill to declare six communities in Assam as scheduled tribes (ST) will be introduced in Parliament soon, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha 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 scheduled tribes status include, Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Chutiya, Matak, Moran and Assam's 36 tea tribes," he said.
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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2019 17:01:43 IST