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Decision made by apex tribal body in Jharkhand, for women

body is headed by the Chief Minister Raghubar Das

There is a initiative to take away tribal-status from the women marrying outside their community in Jharkhand.

This is as per the State Tribal Advisory Council, the top state level body to recommend and decide on tribal affairs in the tribal dominated state of Jharkhand.

The body is headed by the Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

It has made recommendations for bringing legislation for preventing women taking advantage of reservation after marrying a non-tribal.

It need be mentioned that the decision mostly is said to be guided by increasing instances of non-tribals marrying tribal women only to purchase tribal land in name of their wives on throwaway prices.

The non-tribal husbands then take to sell that piece of land at much higher rates.

It is also decided that the caste certificate to a married woman will be issued on the basis of the caste of her husband which earlier was issued on the basis of the caste of her father.

Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Hemant Soren was reluctant to comment on the issue saying he would be comment on it only after studying the decision thoroughly.

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