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What is the Greater Tipraland demand

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What is the Greater Tipraland demand?


Context:

Demand for ‘Greater Tipraland’ has been the main issue in the campaigns for the elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council.

 

What is Greater Tipraland?

‘Greater Tipraland’ is essentially an extension of the ruling tribal partner Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura – IPFT’s demand of Tipraland, which sought a separate state for tribals of Tripura.

  • The new demand seeks to include every tribal person living in indigenous area or village outside the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) under the proposed model.
  • However, the idea doesn’t restrict to simply the Tripura tribal council areas, but seeks to include ‘Tiprasa’ of Tripuris spread across different states of India like Assam, Mizoram etc. as well, even those living in Bandarban, Chittagong, Khagrachari and other bordering areas of neighbouring Bangladesh.

What’s the issue?

Regional political parties say the call of Greater Tipraland’ rose due to unfulfilled demands of revising NRC in Tripura and opposition to CAA in the past.

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. About Greater Tipraland.
  2. About NRC.
  3. What is CAA?

Sources: The Hindu.