The long felt demand of the Nyishi’s for nomenclature change, which had created quite a stir sometimes back, may finally see the light of the day. The Union Cabinet has approved to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 with Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2008 which would be tabled during the coming budget session.
“A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, gave its approval for the introduction of the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2008. The Bill seeks to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi told media persons that the modified list of ST’s in Arunachal Pradesh would satisfy the aspirations of the “Nyishi” community regarding removal of the term Dafla and insertion of Nyishi in the list of STs in Arunachal Pradesh.”
-The Arunachal Times
Despite having been termed as 'anti-Nyishi' by ANSU and removal from his post for a while, CS Tabom Bam was quite instrumental in pursuing the cause of Nyishi for nomenclature change. Now that a Bill to amend the constitution has been approved to be tabled during the coming budget session, I hope the dual between the CS and various Nyishi organizations viz., ANSU, NES, ANYA and NFC would end and there wouldn't be any stand by these organizations to remove the CS. Or would there be?
(My earlier posts on CS-ANSU imbroglio-1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).