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Demands For a Separate Bhil Pradesh

Demands For a Separate Bhil Pradesh:

The demands for a “Bhil Pradesh” have of late begun to be raised again.

  • Bhil Pradesh is a demand for a separate state for tribal people in western India.
  • The demand is to carve out a separate state from 39 districts spread over four states: 16 in Gujarat, 10 in Rajasthan, seven in Madhya Pradesh, and six in Maharashtra.
  • Bhil social reformer and spiritual leader Govind Guru first raised the demand for a separate state for tribals back in 1913 after the Mangarh massacre.
  • The locals say, after the division of states, tribals in the region were scattered. T
  • his suppressed their collective voices. As a result, most schemes related to their development have not benefited them.
  • Bhils or Bheels are an Adivasi ethnic group in West India. Bhils are listed as tribal people of the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
  • Bhils are one of the largest tribal group in India. They speak the Bhil languages.