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Marrying non-tribals: Women Lose ST Tag

Once a woman gets married, she takes up her husband's surname. Hence, the step is in the correct direction.

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Tribal women in Jharkhand who marry non-tribal men will lose their Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and the benefits that come with it, reports Dhritiman Ray from Ranchi. TAC member-cum-state minister for rural develop- ment Neelkanth Singh Munda said: ” Once a woman gets married, she takes up her husband’s surname. The state Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) meet, presided over by chief minister Raghubar Das, approved a proposal on Friday to bring a law to this effect. Hence, the step is in the correct direction.

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