On 24 Dec 2012, our Hon’ble CM, Nabam Tuki, made a powerful statement for the Yobin “he personally was with them in their quest for inclusion in the scheduled tribe list of the state.”
Did he really take sufficient initiative? Difficult to say. When our team visited Itanagar recently, they found that: the CM have called a meeting Council of Ministers and they unanimously passed the decision to approve our ST demand. But the other side – our file is rounding around the Secretary (Political) and the Director of Social Justice.
So when the five tribes were submitted on 3 June 2013 (Times of India), ours is no where.