Q. The terms Chutia, Koch-Rajbongshi, Kurmi, were sometime seen in news, related to which of the following?

[A] Regional languages of India facing severe threats.

[B] Religious communities demanding inclusion in the ST list.

[C] .Tributary Rivers of Brahmaputra.

[D] Local fish species contain high amino acids.

Answer: B

People belonging to the Kurmi community blocked railway tracks in various parts of Eastern India demanding their inclusion on the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the inclusion of the Kurmali language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

The renewed stir by the Kurmis comes at a time when six communities in Assam — Adivasi, Chutia, Koch-Rajbongshi, Matak, Moran and Tai-Ahom — too have threatened to launch an agitation over the “inordinate delay” in their inclusion in the ST list.

Source: The Hindu