Tribals Being Forced To Fight For Their Existence: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said around 80 per cent of those who were displaced because of industrial projects are tribals.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday gave a clarion call to the country’s tribals to be united to fight for their existence.

He said destructive forces and religious fanatics were out to oppress them and control their resources. 

He said tribal society is unorganised and divided and that is the reason their issues, whether in Manipur or Jharkhand, are unheard, PTI reported. 

The JMM leader also claimed that around 80 per cent of those who were displaced because of industrial projects are tribals, it mentioned.

"There should be talks among them to fight the forces that are all out to control their natural resources, identity and culture," Soren said addressing the Jharkhand Adivasi Mahotsav in Ranchi, the report said. 

Tribals in various parts of the country such as Manipur, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu are struggling for their identity, while destructive forces are all out to oppress them, he said, the report mentioned.

"Today, on the occasion of World Tribal Day, I appeal to more than 13 crore tribal brothers and sisters of the country to fight unitedly and move forward. Gond, Munda, Bhil, Kuki, Meena, Santhal, Asur, Oraon, Chero - all have to think unitedly,” he was quoted as having said.  

“Today, the tribal society of the country is scattered. We are divided on the basis of caste, religion and region, though everyone's culture is the same. If the blood is one, society should also be one. Our goal should also be the same. The texture of our problem is almost the same, so our fight should also be the same," Soren said, as per the report. 

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader asserted that tribals in different areas of the country are facing harassment and are forced to fight for their existence, it added.