AASAA demands ST(A) status for Adivasis
The All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA) Stephen Lakra faction has demanded earlu granting of ST status and ST-A (Aboriginal) status to the Adivasis. AASAA has alleged that BJP has failed to fulfil hopes and aspiration of the Adivasi community who had put promises during the 2014 Lok Sabha and 2016 state elections.
President of the AASAA Stephen Lakra while addressing the Press Conference held at Kokrajhar Press Club on Saturday, expressed his unhappy over the formation of group of ministers, headed by Health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to monitor the issues of ST status granting to the six communities. He alleged that BJP party has failed to fulfil hopes and aspiration who had put promised during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He has demanded early of granting ST status to the Adivasis in the state of Assam through the ensuing Parliament session beginning from last part of January.
Regarding the reported ST (O),Lakra said that Adivasis are not accepting ST (O) which is not acceptable. The Adivasis wants ST(A-Aboriginal) status to meet dignity and integrity of the Adivasis.
He has urged the government to take bold initiative to grant ST status to the Adivasis.
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20 Dec 2015 - 7:13pm | Hantigiri Narzary
Security forces have claimed to capture a NDFB-S link man from Motambil area under Gossaigaon on Sunday in Kokrajhar district.
Based on a tip top information, security forces belonging to Army, Police and CRPF conducted an operation against the involved link men with militant outfits in the area and managed to arrest a link man.
The arrested was identified as Prabal Narzary alias Bangappa, informer and sympathizer of the militant outfits.
A country made pistol and two live ammunition wax recovered from him.