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Hindi speaking population demand OBC status

Hindi speaking population in Karbi Anlong staging protest on Monday. (NP)
Correspondent DIPHU, JUL 4 (NPN):
Published on 5 Jul. 2011 12:37 AM IST
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Hindi speaking population of Karbi Anglong especially those originating from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have appealed to the authority to recognize them as OBC (other backward Community) for all purpose. Majority of them identified themselves as belonging from General cast, for all the social-purpose, and never revealed their cast of origin.
But recently a number of students and social organizations representing Hindi speaking community of Karbi Anglong felt the necessity to demand OBC status and on Monday round five fraternal bodies of the Hindi speaking staged a sit in demonstration before D.C’s. office for inclusion in OBC list. The Congress MLA of Diphu B.S. Engleng have also recognize their demand and recommended to DC to issue OBC certificate to the Hindi speaking on economically backward.
Altogether 10 categories of Hindi speaking people covered Chauhan, Choudhury, Ray, Sing, Verma, Gupta, Sharma, etc, will come under the category of OBC if authority complies their demands. Roughly, 95% Hindi speaking population of Karbi Anglong will officially become OBC once their demands gets official authorization.
Karbi Anglong has a population of nearly 60 thousand Hindi Speaking who until resent past identified them self as Rajputs (the Chauhans) and belonging to other affluent community, the sudden U-turn of the kings-men have surprised many.
The Hindi speaking population of Karbi Anglong generally depends on settled agriculture, live stock and trade on general commodity, compared with 6th scheduled tribes of Karbi Anglong, the Hindi Speaking of this district are one step ahead of the aborigines economically. The hard working and go-getting natured Hindi speaking are mostly self sufficient and depends very little on government help for their livelihood.
Once a 6th schedule zone of Assam dominated by aborigine tribe like Karbi, Demasa, Kuki, Shyam, Rengma, etc, will soon under go massive social change soon. Apart from the large number of tea tribes, now around, 60 thousand Hindi Speaking will get the privileged community status along with the exiting, vast OBC community present in this district.
Commenting on the whole matter a senior social worker said that out of the 13 laks (approximately) population, 60% belongs to non 6th schedule class, which accommodates SC, OBC, plains tribe etc.

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