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13th Adivasi martyrs day observed at Panery

The 13th Adivasi martyrs day was observed at Panery under the aegis of Udalguri district unit of AASAA(All Adivasi Students' Association of Assam )and Panery regional unit of AASAA on Monday.

The martyr's day marks the killings of 8 protestors who had died of bullet wounds on a 12 hour strike demanding ST status to Adivasis in July 25 in 2003 in Khusubil under Panery PS.

A rally and public meetings were held at Panery . Floral tributes were offered to the martyrs in the Shahid Memorial site at Panery where large gathering assembled.
Akhila Panthi former AASAA leader delivered the inagural speech on the public meeting.
Central Vice-president of AASAA Pradip Nag,Rejen Har,Rimis Linda along with many others were present in the ocassion and delivered speeches.

The student leaders in their speeches said "We pay our homage to the heroes and our hearts go with the families of the great martyrs,we hope such mass killing of innocent Adivasi people will not be done again. The student leaders reiterated their demands for ST status to Adivasi people at the earliest.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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