GUWAHATI, Sept 21 � The All�Adivasi Students� Association of Assam (AASAA) today threatened to move the Supreme Court�if the Assam Government does not increase the daily wages of tea garden labourers within a short period.
The student body also said it will even approach the United Nations, besides other international labour bodies and human rights organisations�to secure the rights of the tea garden labourers.
It said the workers of the tea gardens in Assam are paid Rs 94 each�as daily wage�even after the Government had fixed a minimum wage of Rs 169.
�It is a sheer violation of basic human rights and we are going to take up the matter with the highest body. We are also planning to move the Supreme Court in this regard,� said Raphael Kujur, central president of the AASAA.
The AASAA demanded that the minimum wage of a tea garden worker should be Rs 330.
A mass convention held under the aegis of the Dibrugarh and Sivasagar units of the AASAA near Moran today, also decided to intensify their stir across the State if the grievances of the marginalised section are not addressed at the earliest.