KERALA

SC status for traditional fishermen soon

KOLLAM Sept. 6. The Union Minister of State for Law and Justice, P.C. Thomas, has said that all traditional fishing community members would soon be included in the Scheduled Communities list.

He was talking to presspersons at the Mata Amritanandamayi Mutt at Amritapuri near here today.

The Minister said that steps in this regard had been cleared by the Centre.

He said the opposition from a section of Adivasis against the inclusion of traditional fishing community members in the list of the Scheduled Communities was mainly on account of a misunderstanding which could be overcome.

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