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JORABAT, Dec 16 - After a high-voltage campaigning for the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) election in the State, voting to decide the fate of candidates from the 36 constituencies will take place tomorrow.

The election is being conducted in Tiwa-dominated areas spread across parts of Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai and Kamrup Metro districts where around 124 candidates are fighting this time.

However, the Amri Karbi community has vehemently opposed the election in six constituencies falling in Dimoria area under Kamrup Metro district. The six constituencies of the TAC in Kamrup Metro area are: Dimoria, Khetri, Sonapur, Digaru, Ampri and Phong-Ari.

Claiming that the Amri Karbis comprise 70 per cent of the total population in Dimoria region, six Amri Karbi organisations including the Amri Karbi Students� Union (AKSU), have lambasted the government for extending the Tiwa Autonomous Council area to Dimoria tribal block by creating six constituencies for only three per cent Tiwa people.

Meanwhile, thousands of Amri Karbis under the banner of the six Amri Karbi organisations, took out a protest rally today from Sakonibari at 22nd Mile and after marching about 9 km on National Highway 37 through Tetelia and Khetri, returned to the starting point. The rally saw a heated environment with the processionists shouting anti-government slogans and criticising Dispur MLA Atul Bora for failing to safeguard the interest of the Amri Karbi community.

After the rally, a meeting was also held where the Amri Karbis decided to boycott tomorrow�s election.

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Amri Karbis take out rally, to boycott polls

JORABAT, Dec 16 - After a high-voltage campaigning for the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) election in the State, voting to decide the fate of candidates from the 36 constituencies will take place tomorrow.

The election is being conducted in Tiwa-dominated areas spread across parts of Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai and Kamrup Metro districts where around 124 candidates are fighting this time.

However, the Amri Karbi community has vehemently opposed the election in six constituencies falling in Dimoria area under Kamrup Metro district. The six constituencies of the TAC in Kamrup Metro area are: Dimoria, Khetri, Sonapur, Digaru, Ampri and Phong-Ari.

Claiming that the Amri Karbis comprise 70 per cent of the total population in Dimoria region, six Amri Karbi organisations including the Amri Karbi Students� Union (AKSU), have lambasted the government for extending the Tiwa Autonomous Council area to Dimoria tribal block by creating six constituencies for only three per cent Tiwa people.

Meanwhile, thousands of Amri Karbis under the banner of the six Amri Karbi organisations, took out a protest rally today from Sakonibari at 22nd Mile and after marching about 9 km on National Highway 37 through Tetelia and Khetri, returned to the starting point. The rally saw a heated environment with the processionists shouting anti-government slogans and criticising Dispur MLA Atul Bora for failing to safeguard the interest of the Amri Karbi community.

After the rally, a meeting was also held where the Amri Karbis decided to boycott tomorrow�s election.

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