GUWAHATI, Dec 10 � Several organisations today protested at Dispur Last Gate here against the alleged apathy of the Tarun Gogoi government towards their longstanding demands. The All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam (AASAA) reiterated its demand for ST status for the Adivasis of Assam and warned of intensifying its agitational movement if the government does not heed to its demand.
�The demand for scheduling of Adivasis of Assam in Schedule Tribe list will continue and nothing can stop us. If the government still looks at the Adivasis of Assam with step-motherly attitude then we will be bound to demand a separate Adivasi land,� said the association.
The Scheduled Caste and Tribes Unemployed Association, Assam staged a sit-in-demonstration demanding CBI inquiry into alleged misappropriation of funds meant for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The association regretted that the State Government has been ignoring the grievances of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes and insisted that the government fill up the 28,000 backlog posts for them at the earliest.
�We also call upon the government to protect the tribal belts and blocks, identify and deport the illegal foreigners, seal the Indo-Bangla border, and update the NRC,� said the association calling for stringent action against the bogus financial institutions mushrooming in the State.
On the other hand, the All Assam Unemployed Association, Central Committee called upon the government to resolve the unemployment problem, recruiting locals, creation of new posts and filling up the vacant posts immediately. It also demanded of the government to check the price of the essential commodities.
The Religious Minority Council of BTC urged the government to seize all illegal arms in BTAD area and not to withdraw security forces deployed in the affected areas till restoration of proper peace. The council pointed out that miscreants were still killing innocent people in BTAD and insisted that the government deploy additional security forces so that the people can move around safely.
�We also demand immediate sealing of the Indo-Bangla border for solution to the foreigners issue,� said the council.