Chairman of Kerala State Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Commission Justice P.N. Vijayakumar has said that the tribal people in the State continue to get cheated to alienate their land.

Addressing the sitting of the Commission at Malampuzha Grama Panchayat Community Hall near here on Friday he said that though the Forest Rights Act came into force the tribal people are not given their traditional forest land under the Act by raising excuses by Forest Department officials to deny them the land.

He said that the percentage of reservation of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes should be increased as more and more communities were brought under it over the years.

The Commission considered 11 cases and four of them were settled in the sitting at Malampuzha.

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