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The "C-tribe" wants ST status!

Ok, as distressful as it is for the tribe itself, but the reading of the news is really hillarious! The C-word is an unprintable slang in Hindi and it is quite a coincidence that an entire came to be named so.

It would definitely be hard to figure out when someone calls a member of this tribe by his last name if he meant to insult or to actually be friendly! Nevertheless, they should have gotten the access to being a VERY Scheduled Tribe, if anything.. by the sheer weight of their misfortune – or deeds of their ancestors!

The All Chutiya Jati Sanmilan, Assam, today declared it would undertaken intensive agitation to press for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status the tribe, along with five other tribes, a demand rejected by the Union Ministry on August 14 last.

They also maintained that accord of such status would also help check the massive illegal immigration to a great extent.

The Chutiya tribe, along with Ahom, Muttock, Moran, Koch Rajbongshis and tea labourers, had been demanding ST (plains) status. Union Tribal Affairs Minister P R Kyndiah said on August 14 that the government had no proposal for according such status to the tribes.

The decision was widely criticised by the tribes and a 12-hour statewide bandh had also been called on August 22 in protest.

Effigies of the Prime Minister and Mr Kyndiah were also burnt.

Addressing a press meet here, former MLA and ex-president of the Sanmilan Khokeswar Barua said, ” We will take up more agitation steps now that our demand has not been accepted. Our agitation will be democratic and non-violent. We do not want to take up arms for our demands. ” He pointed out that the Chutiyas had been demanding ST status since 1979.

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5 thoughts on “The "C-tribe" wants ST status!”

  1. .. with you. Just that these kind of situations make for some fun situations and commentary! It was just funny!

  2. It often happens that a word have different meaning in different languages. For example the word “Baal” in Hindi means “hair” while in Assamese it is used as a slang ! I am sure there must be a lot of other words of similar types ….here is an update for you about “chutiya” tribe of assam from wikipedia.

    Gait 1906, p 38. The term chutiya is an expletive in Hindi. On the other hand, Chutiya denotes an ethnic group in Assam a people that established a strong kingdom that existed for more than three hundred years until it was overran by the Ahom kingdom in the 16th century. The Chutiya community exists today in Assam, and is known by that name locally. That this term has been used in Assam indicates that Hindi has had minimal impact in the region
    till recent times.

    Sushanta Kr Sarma

  3. .. with you. Just that these kind of situations make for some fun situations and commentary! It was just funny!

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