DIBRUGARH, July 17 - The All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam (AASAA) today staged a demonstration near the Chowkidinghee intersection here in support of their demand for Scheduled Tribe status and hike in the wages of the tea garden workers. The Adivasi students� body reiterated its demand for Scheduled Tribe status through sit-in demonstration. Rustom Kujur, vice president of AASAA said that the students� body would continue its agitation until its demand was fulfilled.
�We rightfully deserve Scheduled Tribe status, and the Government must accord it as per its promise,� he said. Deven Oraon, general secretary of AASAA said that the Adivasi organisation was carrying out State-wide demonstration to remind both the Government in the State and at the Centre to fulfil its promises.
The students� body has also decided to launch a mass hunger strike at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district on July 30 next in support of its demand.