Arunachal's Yobin tribe finally gets long awaited 'Schedule Tribe' status

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Itanagar, March 31: The Yobin people, after a long struggle of to be recognized as schedule tribe has finally yielded result. Yobin is also known as Lisu who have been fighting for long to reclaim the ST status.

The government of Arunachal in a notification issued has notified Yobin tribe residing in Vijaynagar circle under Changlang district as schedule tribe of Arunachal Pradesh under article 342 of the constitution of India.

The notification was issued based on the letter from Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs dated 14th October 2012 and cabinet decision of 4th February 2015, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.

As per the records, they were given APST status in 1979, but were deprived of it in 1980. Though some groups have been opposing the granting of ST status to them, off late the support for Yobins has grown.

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