Tuesday , June 18 2024

The High Court directed the state government to act within two weeks on the threat to the existence of the tribal community

Nainital, 19 February (HS). The Uttarakhand High Court heard a PIL filed by the State Legal Services Authority regarding the existence of Van Rawat and Van Raji tribal communities of Uttarakhand in danger. During this, the High Court asked to implement the instructions issued by Uttarakhand State Legal Service Authority within two weeks.

After the hearing of the case, the Director of the Social Welfare Department appeared personally in the court on Monday in the division bench headed by the Chief Justice. After the hearing, the division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Bahri and Justice Rakesh Thapliyal directed the State Government, Central Government and State Legal Services Authority to, within two weeks, appoint Uttarakhand State Legal Service Authority for their upliftment planned by the State and Central Government. And follow the instructions issued.

Public interest litigation has been filed in this matter –

It was said in the PIL that the existence of Van Rawat and Van Raji tribes in Uttarakhand is on the verge of extinction. The population of this tribe is continuously decreasing. Whose current population has now reduced to around 900. The people of this tribe no longer even have basic facilities. There is no proper arrangement for their health, education and food. There is no arrangement for their education.

This tribe has reached the verge of extinction. The government is not making any concrete plan to maintain the existence of this tribe. In the PIL, the court was requested that the government should provide basic facilities for their survival. Whereas during the hearing it was said by the government that the government is providing basic facilities.