All Koch Rajbongshi Student’s Union demanded to fullfill the ST status for the community. All Koch-Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) members burnt effigies of Oram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Sonowal at Salakati in Kokrajhar. Demanding “immediate” resignation of Oram, AKRSU said that the statements of the Union Minister are “irresponsible and humiliating”.
It may be mentioned that, Oram on Thursday has reportedly stated that it takes four decades to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to a community, and hence “there’s little hope” for fulfilling the demands for ST status.
While protesting the akrsu workers chanted slogans as BJP Sarkar Go Back. It may be noted that a few days back, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes had stated that it has not received any notification on granting ST status to six communities of Assam either from Assam or Central government. It must be noted that these six communities have been carrying out intense protests in various forms for many years now demanding ST status and the Assam government as well as the Centre has time and again assured that they are very much concerned about their demands and are doing their best to soon grant them the ST status.
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