|Various bodies stage protests|
GUWAHATI, Aug 26 – The Amri Karbi Students’ Union on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi demanding ST(H) status for the Amri Karbi community, constitution of autonomous council for the community, to stop encroachment, transfer and grabbing of land in the tribal belts and blocks. The Union staged demonstration at Dispur Last Gate insisting that the government fulfil their demands.
Members of the Amri Karbi Students’ Union staging a dharna on various demands at Last Gate in Guwahati on Tuesday. – AT photo
Several other organizations staged protests at Dispur Last Gate calling upon the government to resolve their grievances. The All Assam Computer Teachers’ Association, on the other hand, warned that if the government does not fulfil its demands by August 31, it will indefinitely boycott classes from September 1. The Association has been demanding a hike in salary, regularization of jobs, etc.
The Akhil Bharatiya Chah Mazdoor Sangha, Assam, demanded increase in the daily wage of the tea workers to Rs 333 per day, weekly holiday for the workers, etc, besides providing safe drinking water and adequate medical facilities to the tea tribe members.
The All BTC Minority Students’ Union demanded adequate security provisions in sensitive areas in BTAD so that all communities can live without fear, to seize all illegal arms in BTAD, stringent action against extremist outfits, etc.