GUWAHATI, March 7 � The All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA) on Monday reiterated its demand for a CBI inquiry into the brutal killing of its leader Bosco Chermaco and compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the family of the deceased before the Governor Sri JB Patnaik.
Members of the student body staged a protest programme before Raj Bhawan and submitted a memorandum to Patnaik insisting that he do the needful to nab the culprits involved in the murder of Chermaco.
General secretary of the student body Joseph Minz said that it was unfortunate the culprits were yet to be arrested. �We have several demands including arrest of the culprits involved in the murder of Chermaco. If our demands are not met at the earliest we would be compelled to go for a vigorous democratic agitation,� warned Minz.
The AASAA has also demanded immediate compensation and rehabilitation of the evicted Adivasis in Lungsung, Kokrajhar. �The eviction of Adivasis in Lungsung by the Government of Assam from October 30 to November 1 last year was inhuman and illegal,� said Minz.
It needs to be mentioned here that a total of 6919 Adivasi people were affected by the eviction and the student body has called for a CBI inquiry into the �illegal� eviction of Adivasis in Lungsung area. �Those forest officials, workers and miscreants who took part in inflicting inhuman torture on the Adivasis should be apprehended and punished,� said Minz demanding of the government to restore to the evicted Adivasi children in Lungsung their right to free and compulsory education.
On the other hand, AASAA said that a tripartite talk between the Centre, State and Adivasi organisations should be held at the earliest to resolve the problems of the Adivasis permanently.