They say Chief Minister Soren has set up panel only to delay decision

The Jharkhand Dishom Party (JDP) and the Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch (JJM) have intensified agitation for a domicile policy of preference to Adivasi and Moolvasi — non-tribal “original inhabitants” — in recruitment to Class III, IV government jobs. The demand has resurfaced several times since 2002 when the first Chief Minister, Babulal Marandi, withdrew a proposal after agitations for and against a domicile policy turned violent.

The JDP has said it will constitute a “domicile sena” by recruiting local youth as it is not satisfied with Chief Minister Hemant Soren setting up a committee on the issue.

“It is eyewash and cheats Jharkhandis who have been denied their rights for over half a century as part of Bihar.,” said JDP president and former BJP MP Salkhan Murmu. The JDP has announced agitations on December 20 and 30.