Balangir’s Bariha family starvation deaths: Tribal leaders demand action against officials

January 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm 1 comment

Following is a report from The Pioneer:

Hundreds of tribal’s of Balangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and other nearby districts, led by tribal leaders of Balangir Zilla Adivasi Kalyan Sangha Brajakishore Singhbhoi, Niranja Bisi and others, once again marched through the town on Thursday.

The tribals danced and brandished their traditional arms demanding redressal of their grievances. The tribal’s submitted a memorandum to the Governor through the district administration. Besides, the fake certificates issue, this time, another issue that come to fore, was the demand for action against the officials who were responsible for the alleged starvation death of five members of Jhintu Bariha family in Chabirpaili village of Khaprakhol block recently

According to the memorandum submitted by Zilla Adivasi Kalyan Sangh, the officials responsible for starvation deaths of five members of Jhintu Barih family should be booked under SC, ST Prevention of Atrocity Rules 1995.

Rejecting the constitution of the State-level scrutiny committee and Vigilance cell opened to inquire into the fake caste certificate issue, all fake caste certificates should be cancelled as per the Orissa Caste Certificate for SC, ST Rule1980.

More over all those fake tribal employees’ political representatives and students, should be booked under Section 3 of the prevention of atrocity for SC/ST Act 1989, they demanded.

The stay order granted in favour of fake tribal employees by the Odisha High Court may be vacated and the court may be approached to finalise the case with in two months as per the decision of Supreme Court, pointed out the memorandum further.

Moreover the non ST persons possessing title Dora who belongs to the caste Telenga which is recognised by Government of Odisha vide resolution no 26118ORC1/96W as ST are non ST and those fraudulently obtained certificate of Kondadora(ST) should be cancelled

Similarly, those persons belonging to caste Kului noni ST, procuring the Schedule Tribe certificate in disguise by false pretension of Kulis(ST). All the ST certificates issued in favour of KULI castes should be cancelled as per the letter issued by Government of India.

While other communities are allowed to carry arms why tribals would be barred from carrying it, they questioned. Tribals are different people who have their own tradition, custom and culture any attempt to interfere there would not be tolerated, said Niranjan Bisi Secretary of Zilla Adivasi Kalyan Sangh. The Sikhya Sahayaks posts should be filled up from among the candidates of the district, mentions the memorandum further.

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  • 1. n. lal  |  April 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    all those fake tribal employees’ political representatives and students, should be booked under Section 3 of the prevention of atrocity for SC/ST Act 1989. this is a permanent solution which has not been done so far.

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