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    Gorkhas too are ‘son of the soil’ and an indigenous group of Assam: Gorkha body

    GUWAHATI: The Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, Assam state unit on Monday expressed their concern to Assam’s chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna over not including the Gorkhas as one of the indigenous communities of Assam in the report prepared by the High-Level Committee constituted by Ministry of Home Affairs on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

    The Parisangh said, “We urged the Chief Secretary to ensure constitutional, administrative and legislative rights under Clause 6 of the Assam Accord identifying Gorkhas as one of the constituent indigenous group of Assam. Gorkhas too are son of the soil and an indigenous group of Assam.”

    While appraising the sentiment of the Gorkhas to the Chief Secretary, Parisangh’s Assam state president Prakash Dahal said, “It is an established fact that Gorkhas too attained martyrdom in the six-year-long Assam agitation. It astonishes Gorkhas to see on what ground Gorkhas are left out from such an important report (High-Level Committee), which otherwise would have been a historic report.”

    Notably, the Parisangh also submitted its observations about the report to the Chief Secretary and placed the Gorkhas’ displeasure over the High-Level Committee’s report.

    According to the Parisangh, the Chief Secretary assured to take initiative on the Parisangh’s representation.

    “We also requested the Chief Secretary to take initiative on our appeal with the Union Home Ministry,” the Parisangh added.

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