New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) The CPI(M) today demanded strong action by the Assam government against those responsible for yesterday's incident in Guwahati, in which a tribal girl was stripped by a mob, and asked the Centre to implement the Act for rehabilitation of evicted tribals.
The matter was raised during Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha by Ms Brinda Karat who strongly condemned the atrocities against tribals, particularly the 'barbaric act' in which an adivasi girl was stripped by a mob. She said nearly 250 adivasis were injured in the violence.
She said that even though a large number of adivasis had been evicted from their lands, the Centre had not implemented the Act for their rehabilitation.
She demanded immediate implementation of the Act, saying new habitat should be identified and they be settled there.
BJP member Najma Heptullah intervened to say that a Committee had been formed and notices had been sent to the Ministry.