The proposed changes to Chotanagpur Tenancy Act and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act will also allow the government to acquire tribal land in public interest for purposes like infrastructure development.
BJP MPs and MoS Home Kiren Rijiju rejected the charge as misinformation, as the prime accused in the case was a member of a political outfit which is not part of the ruling coalition.
Asked whether Jharkhand government has any plans for prohibition, Das said that each and every state has its own political and social realities and conditions. Any decision, if at all, will be taken after due consideration.
In April this year, the Centre revised the MGNREGA wage across states with some, such as West Bengal and Assam have been hiked by Rs 2 and Rs 3 respectively.
This elicited loud protests from Congress MPs, forcing deputy chairman P J Kurien to adjourn the House for five minutes.
The letter read: “The move to define a domicile is appreciable. However, dissatisfaction among people is increasing as the opposition parties and several other groups have been demanding changes in the definition.”
Soren, who was accompanied by JMM MLA and party’s Chief Spokesman Kunal Sarangi, claimed 80 per cent of elected panchayat representatives have boycotted the Prime Minister’s program.
The JMM has called for a shutdown in Kolhan division, under which Jamshedpur falls, to protest the state’s new domicile policy and also against Modi using a corporate house stadium to address rural bodies’ representatives.
The police said that the mob accused the head of the family of being a tantric, who would steal babies for carrying out sacrifices.
Police have registered three FIRs. No arrests have been made yet.
Two boys are under arrest for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, a non-bailable and non-compoundable offence, besides being charged under the Information Technology Act.
The details of the ‘domicile policy’, as cleared by the Cabinet, were released by cabinet minister Saryu Rai and other ministers.
A 49-year-old man was allegedly assaulted to death and his body was hanged from a mango tree by his two sons in a village under Bhawnathpur police station area of Garwha district.
The complaint says the villagers accused them of stealing the ox of one Lakshman Laguri, aside from other livestock from several houses in the village.
“The entire nation is worried about the unchecked growth of communal hatred and mistrust being brewed for the sake of electoral politics.”