If we are to trust on a state office bearers of BJP, the whole issue of Pathal Gadi and all the unrest is being created by one Yusuf Putri is because he wants to fight section from Khunti and hence government is not paying and heed to the issue.
Ranchi: No we are not talking about the Wilkinson rule or the Manki-Munda issue, its about BJP.
As Khunti sees great unrest, due to Pathalgadi and claims of a separate country, the tribals in the district seem to be in a rebellious mood. The chain of incident seem to be replicating the unrest that was created in Kharsawan by a particular religious group during the last state elections.
If we are to trust on a state office bearers of BJP, the whole issue of Pathal Gadi and all the unrest is being created by one Yusuf Putri as he wants to fight section from Khunti and hence government is not paying any heed to the issue.
The words of this leader were replicated by Bijay Kujur, who when interrogated by police claimed that Putri has defied Adivashi Mahasabha for his personal ambitions. “He is not even in touch with us. His ambition is very high. Advashi Mahasabha never wants to hinder the government services reaching the tribals.”
In midst of all this row the state government seems to be talking a nap on this grave issue of claimed treason. “What is been done in Khunti is a clear matter of treason. When they talk about Schedule 5, it just talks about safeguarding culture and traditional of the tribals. The key objective is to provide protection to the tribals living in the Scheduled Areas from alienation of their lands and natural resources to non-tribals,” said Abhay Mishra, Advocate Jharkhand High Court.
“The Governor has been given plenary powers as far as their administration is concerned. The executive power of the Union extends to the giving of directions to the State as to the administration of these areas,” he added.
He said that what is been done by groups in Khunti is a matter of treason and state should take stern action in the matter, he added. Meanwhile, Tribal Advisory Committee member Ratan Tirkey claimed that the government is delaying the process of dialogues with the villagers.
“There has always been a communication gap between the government and the tribals. They have always seen their land being taken away by someone without prior information. There are a lot a things in Schedule 5, and the government should start a dialogue before the unrest increases,” he added. He says development in scheduled area should be done according to constitution and giving full respect to the Gram Sabha.
All this can be taken in two ways, a retaliation by those were were affected by latest government policies or governments lethargy to curb the issue too soon for reason knowngly unknown.