Agartal: The Chairman of the Reform Advisory Committee of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma, has requested the Tribal Council Authority to set up a language development committee for non-speaking tribes. not the kokborok.
Ten native tribes out of the 19 tribes in the state are considered non-Kokborok speaking people. A third of the native tribes do not speak Kokborok. Of the total population of the state (37 lakh according to the 2011 census), 31% belong to the indigenous people.
Supremo Tipra Motha, in a letter to Chief Executive Member (CEM) Purna Chandra Jamatia on February 22, said that there might be misunderstanding regarding various issues regarding small indigenous non-Kokborok speaking tribes. .
As Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Reforms, I ask you to please consider this issue with the utmost seriousness, Debbarma said.
“Although the promotion of Kokborok as a language is very important, we must be very sensitive and aware of other tribes living in Tripura, who do not speak Kokborok and there should be no prejudice against them, especially in regarding employment,” he wrote in the letter.
Debbarma who is also a member of the District Council (MDC) further said that the Tiprasa community has suffered as a minority in the state.
Rebati Tripura, MP for East Tripura parliamentary constituency, said on Thursday, “There is absolutely no need to write a letter to form such a committee for non-Kokborok speakers. This could be stated before sharing his letter on social media.
On the Kokborok scenario, Tripura, who is the chairman of Janajati Morcha, the tribal wing of the BJP state, said, “Let the matter be decided by poets, writers and intellectuals to enrich the tribal language .
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