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Khilonjias of Assam

  • 06 Jan 2020
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The ethnic communities of Assam are opposing to include non-tribal communities in the group of Khilonjia (also known as indigenous) people of the state.

  • The opposition came ahead of a report to be submitted by panel enlisting the communities that qualify to be called ‘khilonjia’ for implementing Clause 6 of the Assam Accord of 1985.
    • Clause 6 of the Assam Accord (1985) prescribes land and constitutional rights only for the indigenous in Assam.
  • Currently, Khilonjias comprises of Bodo (the largest plains tribe in the northeast), Deuri, Dimasa, Rabha, Sonowal Kachari, Thengal Kachari and Tiwa.

Source: TH

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