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Tribal Status Case; Ajit Jogi gets relief from Supreme Court

Tribal Status Case; Ajit Jogi gets relief from Supreme Court
Written by Abhishek Lohia

In tribal status case, former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi has got a relief from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the petition filed against Ajit Jogi’s caste. Actually, Santkumar Netam had filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the decision of the High Court Chhattisgarh on the caste of Ajit Jogi. The Supreme Court rejected the decision of the High Court and rejected it. Against the caste of Ajit Jogi in 2000, Sant Kumar Netam complained to the Scheduled Castes Tribal Commission. In the year 2001, the commission asked the government to investigate. Jogi had approached the High Court against this order of the commission. The High Court had stayed the order of Scheduled Caste Tribal Commission. Following this, Santkumar Netam, a resident of Usalpur, Bilaspur district had filed a petition in the Supreme Court in 2007.

After the order of the court, the state government constituted the High-power Committee under the leadership of IAS Reena Baba Saheb Kangale. The committee presented the report in June last year, in which Jogi was not considered tribal (Kanwar tribe) but Jogi was considered a Christian. Jogi had challenged this decision by the committee in the High Court. On this, the High Court, hearing from October 2017, kept the petition safe in the last week of November 2017. The court rejected the report of the committee while giving its verdict on January 30. Subsequently, Sant Kumar challenged the High Court’s decision in the Supreme Court in May 2018.

The petitioners approached the Supreme Court against this decision of High Court Bilaspur, which came in January 2018. In fact, a high-level committee of Chhattisgarh government refused to accept Ajit Jogi as a tribal. This committee also canceled caste certificate of his tribal community. While challenging Ajit Jogi went to the High Court against the verdict. The court accepted Ajit Jogi’s petition on technical grounds as correct. Taking the decision on the petition filed in the High Court, the court had said that this matter would be examined by creating a new High Power Committee.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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