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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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