J'khand CM Hemant Soren Cabinet's decision to drop all cases against tribals in Pathagadi movement
Ranchi, Dec 29: After hours being sworn-in, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's JMM alliance government announced its first cabinet decision late Sunday evening to dismiss all cases against tribal peoples in connection with the 2017 Pathalgadi movement.
Through a tweet by Information and Public Relations department (IPRD), the government has stated that its council of ministers had opposed amendments to the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act (CNT) and the Santhal Paragana Tenancy (SPT) Act, as reported.
Both these Acts protect tribal peoples' land rights. This haas also withdrawn all sedition cases filed as a result of massive protests against the state government.
मंत्रिपरिषद द्वारा सीएनटी एवं एसपीटी एक्ट में संशोधन के विरोध करने के फलस्वरूप तथा पत्थलगड़ी करने के क्रम में जिन व्यक्तियों के विरुद्ध प्राथमिकी दर्ज कर मुकदमे दायर किए गए हैं, उन्हें वापस लेने का निर्णय लिया गया तथा तदनुसार कार्रवाई करने का निर्देश दिया गया। @HemantSorenJMM— IPRD Jharkhand (@prdjharkhand) December 29, 2019
This decision by the Jharkhand government indicates that new Chief Minister Hemant Soren is aware of the discontent among tribal mass over cases lodged against them and also has decided to address their issues on a priority basis.
The 44-year-old JMM working president Hemant Soren on Sunday sworn in as the 11th chief minister of Jharkhand at Morhabadi Ground in the state. Governor Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Soren, in the presence of senior political leaders and chief ministers from across states.