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Koch Rajbongshis demand ST status

The Bhergaon regional unit of All Assam Koch Rajbongshi Sanmilani (AAKRS) along with its activists of Koch Rajbongshi Mahila Sanmilani and Koch Rajbongshi Yuva Chatra Sanmilani on Monday slammed the Union government for delaying inclusion of the Koch-Rajbongshis in the list of Scheduled Tribes (plains) for over a decade now. The activists staged a 3 hour sit in demonstration in front of SDO (C) office Bhergaon from 11 am to 2 pm.

The activists submitted a memorandum to Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram,Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal though the office of S.D.O Bhergaon. The activists raising slogans No ST no rest,We want ST,ST is our legal demand expressed great hopes in the present state and central government in matter of inclusion of the  Koch Rajbongshi community in ST list.

 

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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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