Kirati Khambu Rai gearing Delhi based Agitation for Tribal Status

Kirati Khambu Rai gearing Delhi based Agitation for Tribal Status
Mukesh Sharma: The Kirati Khambu Rai movement has announce Delhi base program to press its demand for the Scheduled Tribe status. The programmes, initiated by the Rai Rights Movement will start dharnas in Delhi in the coming days.
Sandip Kulung , spoke person of the movement said the Kirati Khambu Rais meet all the criteria needed for any community to acquire the ST status. The Rais have their own culture and traditions harking back to hoary past, he added.
He said that the movement has already sent fax to Darjeeling MP SS Ahluwaliya , State CM, GTA chief along with Sikkim State CM Pawan Chamling.We thank GTA and State who have forwarded the demand of 10 community of hills but we are expecting more help from them said Kulung.

“We are tribal and our population is around 4 lakh in the Hills, yet we are still lagging behind in every index of development. It is now time for us to demand our rights,” a spokesperson of the Rights Movement,  while addressing the rally.

“The Rais are worshippers of sun, air, water and earth with our own unique tradition and culture. We fulfil all the criteria required to secure the tribal status"
He further called upon the help of MP from Darjeeling in their Delhi Based Program probably schedule in August.

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