Centre to accord tribal status to the Gorkhas – Tribal Minister

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The Centre is eager to accord tribal status to the 11 Gorkha communities, but some technical problems are holding it back for now, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram said in Kalimpong on Sunday. “The central government is pursuing the demand for tribal status for 11 Gorkha communities with all sincerity. But, we have to […]

GJM youth wing to push for Scheduled Tribe status demand

Darjeeling 29 May 2016 The youth wing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today said it will hold a mass rally on June 2 to push for the demand of granting Scheduled Tribe status to the 11 communities of the hills and the plains of Siliguri. The Gorkha Janmukti Yuwa Morcha (GJYM) rally will start […]

Signature campaign for 11 gorkha communities demanding tribal status

Darjeeling 9 May 2016 The Bharatiya Gorkha Janjati Sangarsha Mahasangh, an umbrella organisation of 11 hill communities demanding tribal status, today announced it would organise a signature campaign in various parts of the country to garner support and to create pressure on the Centre. The BGJSM’s demand is for according tribal status to the Bhujel, […]

Narendra Modi confirms that process to grant ST status to Gorkhas has begun.

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Narendra Modi at Madrihat Bengal confirms that process to grant St status to 11 Gorkha Communities has began. “Many promised that they will include the Gorkhas among the SC and ST category. But none delivered. Your MP has started the exercise,” – Modi Speaking at Madarihat in the North Bengal Dooars tea belt, Modi started […]

Lets give it a final push: Granting ST status to Gorkhas

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Writes Swaraj Thapa There has been immediate, widespread reaction within the Gorkha community to the BJP led Central goverment’s decision to set up a high level secretarial committee to look into and recommend granting of Scheduled Tribe status to 11 Gorkha communities in India, much of it heartily welcoming the move but some doubting it. […]

Gorkha Tribal Status Under Process Assures Union Minister – GJM

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A high level delegation led by GJM Chief Mr. Bimal Gurung yesterday met with Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Mr. Jual Oram to push for including all the Gorkhalis as Scheduled Tribes. The GTA along with Sikkim government is demanding tribal status to 11 communities – Bhujel, Gurung, Mangar, Newar, Jogi, Khas, Rai, Sunwar, Thami […]

Tribal status for Gorkhas of Sikkim and Darjeeling – Kiran Rijiju

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GAC thanks Central leadership on Gorkha tribal status demand The Gorkha Apex Committee (GAC) has welcomed the statements of Union minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju given to media assuring tribal status to Gorkha community within December. Rijiju had reportedly told media in New Delhi that the tribal status demand of several communities […]

Rai community rejects development board under West Bengal govt

Writes: Vivek Chhetri An association of Rai community members today said it would not accept a development board for them as such an arrangement would divide not only the hill population but also their own community. This is the first time that any community-based organisation in the hills has taken a stand against the state […]

Central Minister Assurance on ST Status for‪ ‎Gorkhas

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‬ A team of representatives from various Gorkha communities led by former Kurseong MLA Dr. Rohit Sharma met the Central Minister for Tribal Affairs Mr. J in Siliguri yesterday and placed the demand for the inclusion of the Gorkha communities in Scheduled Tribe community. The Minister Mr. Jual Oram assured the representatives that the demand will examined […]

Gorkha National Symposium (Sangoshti) – Day 2 Update

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The second day of the Gorkha National Symposium (sangoshti) on the inclusion of the non-tribal Gorkha communities within the perview of Schedule Tribes provisions under the constitution of India began with the brief welcoming of the dignitaries by the Master of the Ceremony, Shri. Diwakar Gurung and Shri. Shuba Pradhan. This was followed by the […]

Bimal Gurung to meet Pawan Chamling to Discuss Gorkha Tribal Status

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Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM) chief Bimal Gurung on Wednesday made statement that he will be visiting Sikkim on 23 August for a meeting with chief minister Pawan Chamling to discuss the inclusion of 11 Gorkha communities in the Schedule Tribes (ST) list. Bimal Gurung to meet Pawan Chamling to […]

GTA delegation met Tribal Affairs Minister for inclusion of 11 Gorkha communities in ST list

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GTA delegation led by Bimal Gurung and  S.S Ahulwalia Hon’ble MP, Darjeeling along with GTA members Benoy Tamang, Anit Thapa, Satish Pokhrel and GJM Central Committee Member, Deven Sharma met Jual Oram, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs at Delhi for the immediate inclusion of 11 Gorkha communities from throughout India namely Bhujel, Gurung, Mangar, Newar, […]

Uttarakhand Gorkhas seek State Gorkha Kalyan Board and OBC status for Chettris and Bahuns

DEHRADUN: Gorkhas who constitute about 12% of the population in Uttarakhand have demanded the formation of State Gorkha Kalyan Board and implementation of a high court order according OBC status to Chettris and Bahun castes among the Gorkhas living in the state. Gorkhali Sudhar Sabha (GSS) with Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat – pic via […]

KKRSS met tribal minister Jual Oram at Delhi

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Kirati Khambu Rai Sanskritik Sansthan Delhi NCR unit lead by the newly elected convener of Delhi NCR unit Sachin Bantawa Rai met the Tribal minister Jual Oram today in his office. The team, who were there thanked the tribal minister for helping the Khambu community along with the 10 other communities of  Darjeeling in their […]

Tribal status for remaining Gorkha community cannot be attained – Narbahadur Bhandari

10:32 PM
Gangtok: Other than Tamang and Limbu, remaining Gorkha community cannot be included in the list of Tribal Status as they are not within the criterion set by the Central Government, affirmed former Chief Minister of Sikkim Narbahadur Bhandari in Gangtok. Narbahadur Bhandari Bhandari stated on the context of efforts that are being made to enlist […]

Tribal Status for all Gorkhas in India – Gurung to Meet Chamling

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The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) chief Bimal Gurung has said that he will meet Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling to request a unified front to demand the recognition of all the Gorkhalis across India as Schedule Tribe communities. Bimal Gurung and Pawan Chamling on oath taking ceremony of Shri Narendra Modi. Speaking to the press […]

GJM compromised the statehood demand for tribal status – CPRM

10:52 AM
The Communist Party of Revolutionary Marixist (CPRM) on Sunday accused the GJM of compromising with the statehood demand for the sake of obtaining tribal status for the people of the hills of Darjeeling. Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxist today called for a pan-India movement to achieve a separate Gorkhaland state- file photo The aspiration for […]

Indian Gorkhas for ST status in Delhi

10:47 AM
Darjeeling, 19 December: The chief of the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM) Bimal Gurung and Darjeeling MP SS Ahluwalia met Union minister for tribal affairs Jual Oram at the Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi today. The communities got together under the banner of the Bharatiya Gorkha Janajati Sangharsha Mahasangh and was led by its central […]
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