Guwahati, February 8, 2019:
All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) on Friday staged a massive protest rally in Kokrajhar demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Adivasi community living in the state.
The fight of the Adivasi demanding ST status has been prevailing from a long period.
It may be mentioned that the demand for ST status to the six indigenous communities of Assam namely: Moran, Matak, Tea Tribes, Tai Ahom, Koch- Rajbongshi, and Chutia; has also been one of the burning issues of the state. The Cabinet Committee before the Lok Sabha session mentioned that the six indigenous communities will be allotted ST status.
However, no such steps were taken in the Lok Sabha from the government which outraged the people belonging to these communities.