HP High Court: Interim Stay On Tribal Status Of Hatis Will Continue, Hearing To Be Held On May 27

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Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued a final stay on the implementation of the law related to giving tribal status to the Hatis of Transgiri region of Sirmour district.

Himachal Pradesh High Court - Photo : diary times

Himachal Pradesh High Court - Photo : diary times

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Reported & Written By Kumud Sharma, Diary Times, Shimla, March 18: Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued a final stay on the implementation of the law related to giving tribal status to the Hatis of Transgiri area of Sirmour district. Due to non-filing of reply in the Himachal Pradesh High Court by the Central Government and Himachal Pradesh Government, the issue of tribal status to the Hati community of Transgiri area of Sirmour has once again got stuck. The case was heard by a division bench of Chief Justice Ravichandra Rao and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua.

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Along with this, the Himachal Pradesh High Court will also stay the notification issued by the Tribal Development Department of Himachal Pradesh on January 1, 2024, in which orders were given to issue tribal certificates to the Sirmour Deputy Commissioner.

The Central Government and the Himachal Pradesh Government sought time to file their reply in the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The next hearing of this case will be on May 27. In this matter, Giripar Scheduled Caste Rights Protection Committee of Sirmour district, Backward Classes, Gurjar Social Welfare Council and others have challenged the provision of reservation for Hati community of Transgiri region in Himachal High Court.

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Since the matter is pending in the High Court, now the people of Hati community will have to wait for the decision of the Himachal Pradesh High Court to get the certificate.

It is noteworthy that the people of Hati community in Transgiri area of Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh have been struggling since 1967 after Jaunsar Bawar of Uttarakhand got tribal status. After continuous struggle for many years, the Union Cabinet had given its approval to the demand of Hati community on 14 September 2022.

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After that, the Central Government got this bill passed in the Lok Sabha on 16 December 2022. After that this bill was also passed by Rajya Sabha. After being passed in the Rajya Sabha, it was sent for the President approval. The President approved the bill within 9 days. About 2 lakh people of Hati community live in 4 assembly constituencies Shillai, Renuka, Pachhad and Paonta Sahib. Out of total 269 panchayats of Sirmour district, 154 panchayats come in Transgiri. 14 castes and sub-castes of these 154 panchayats have been included in the ST amended bill.

Kumud Sharma

Kumud Sharma is the First Well-Known Female Journalist of the Journalism World of Himachal Pradesh. I am the Founder, Editor in Chief, Managing Director, Promoter of Diary Times. As a Female Journalist, With My Experience of More Than Nine Years, I Tell You Every News of Himachal Pradesh From The Ground Level With Absolutely Accurate and Correct Information, Be it the Politics of Himachal Pradesh or the Ground Reality, My Perspective On Every News Will Give You Assurance. I Assure You That Every News of Mine Will Comply With the Expertise and Fact Checking Policy.

 

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