Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes (DNTs) together make up almost 12 crore votes in India. This is a substantial number. However, DNT communities have been variously classified as Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Minorities in different parts of the country. Absorbed into these categories, DNT members are unaware of their DNT identity and even the elected DNT leaders, some of whom lead parties, are engrossed with issues other than that of DNT communities.
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