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Adivasi students� bike rally over ST status demand

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DIBRUGARH, Sept 7 - In a special demonstration, activists of the Pradip Nag faction of All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam have launched an extensive motorcycle rally in support of their demands for �Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, just wages and proper education of marginalised tea garden workers.� The motorcycle rally started from Mornai Tea Estate in Kokrajhar district on August 30.

Aiming to cover all districts of the State to espouse the tea workers� demands for adequate wages, proper education infrastructure, land rights, ST status, etc., the rally reached here today via the Brahmaputra waterway. The motorcyclists arrived at Bogibeel at 4 pm and crossed the town on their way to Tinsukia.

Rejan Horo, vice president of AASAA who recently undertook a cycle rally across the State for the cause of the Adivasis, is leading the motorcycle rally. He told this correspondent here that the Adivasi student body�s main demand was ST status and increasing the wages of tea garden workers to Rs 350.

After Tinsukia, the rally will proceed to Sivasagar tomorrow. It is scheduled to end in Dhubri on September 15. The motorcyclists are visiting tea estates and villages having tea workers� population to carry out their campaign.

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Adivasi students� bike rally over ST status demand

DIBRUGARH, Sept 7 - In a special demonstration, activists of the Pradip Nag faction of All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam have launched an extensive motorcycle rally in support of their demands for �Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, just wages and proper education of marginalised tea garden workers.� The motorcycle rally started from Mornai Tea Estate in Kokrajhar district on August 30.

Aiming to cover all districts of the State to espouse the tea workers� demands for adequate wages, proper education infrastructure, land rights, ST status, etc., the rally reached here today via the Brahmaputra waterway. The motorcyclists arrived at Bogibeel at 4 pm and crossed the town on their way to Tinsukia.

Rejan Horo, vice president of AASAA who recently undertook a cycle rally across the State for the cause of the Adivasis, is leading the motorcycle rally. He told this correspondent here that the Adivasi student body�s main demand was ST status and increasing the wages of tea garden workers to Rs 350.

After Tinsukia, the rally will proceed to Sivasagar tomorrow. It is scheduled to end in Dhubri on September 15. The motorcyclists are visiting tea estates and villages having tea workers� population to carry out their campaign.

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