Jharkhand Assembly passes resolution on Sarna Code

Chief Minister Hemant Soren said the resolution, passed during a special one-day Assembly session on Wednesday, will now be sent to the Centre for approval.

November 12, 2020 10:20 am | Updated 10:26 am IST - Ranchi

 Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren

The Jharkhand Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution seeking the inclusion of Sarna as a separate religion in Census, 2021.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren said the resolution, passed during a special one-day Assembly session on Wednesday, will now be sent to the Centre for approval.

The opposition parties gave a proposal demanding a discussion on the resolution, which Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahato accepted.

BJP legislators proposed an amendment to the resolution seeking removal of the oblique from ‘tribal/Sarna’ word in it.

cSoren said his government is sensitive to people’s sentiments and accepted the amendment, after which all the parties supported the resolution.

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