BARPETA, Oct 27 - The Baksa district and Bansbari Anchalik Committee of the All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam took out a bicycle rally today in support of their demands. Hundreds of AASAA workers converged on the Fatemabad Tea Estate LP School campus and moved along Forest Gate, Raghabil and Kutharijhar before returning to the same venue.
The rally led by Mansuk Sankharika, general secretary of the Baksa district committee of the AASAA, and Bikash Baraik, president of the Bansbari Anchalik Committee of the student body, demanded a hike in the daily wages of tea workers. They also demanded a daily payment of Rs 177 as notified by the Government of Assam with immediate effect.
Talking to this correspondent, Masuk Sankharika said that the AASAA would organise dharnas in all the district headquarters of the State and boycott the forthcoming Republic Day if their demands were not met. The other AASAA demands include the implementation of the Minimum Wage Act, 1948 and the Plantation Labour Act, 1951 in letter and spirit.