The Puducherry-based Federation for peoples Rights today thanked the government for issuing orders providing one per cent reservation for scheduled tribes here in employment and education, classifying them as “backward tribes”.
In a statement here, Federation secretary G Sugumaran said that this was a victory for the ST people who were struggling for more than 25 years to achieve their rights.
He urged the administration to continue its efforts with the centre to get them recognized as ‘Scheduled Tribes” (STs).
He also urged the administration to take immediate steps to issue GOs providing separate reservation for the Muslims and fishermen in the Union Territory.
UNI / 13.04.2010