Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Tribal organisations and human rights groups have opposed the formation of a tribal battalion of the police, coming up for discussion and approval by the Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) tomorrow.

In a statement, K. G. Kannabiran, national president, People's Union of Civil Liberties and K. Balagopal, secretary, Human Rights Forum and representatives of a host of tribal rights groups said that in the name of employment opportunities, the Government was establishing girijan battalion to suppress democratic tribal and rights movements.