TINSUKIA, March 21 � Demanding Schedule Tribe (ST) status for the Tai Ahom community, the activists of Tinsukia district committee of All Tai Ahom Students� Union (ATASU) today blocked the NH-37 at Hijuguri here.
The student body alleged that though the demand for Schedule Tribe status for the community was a long due but the State and Central Government had not paid any heed to their demand. The student body further threatened that it would continue its stirs more stringently if the demand is not fulfilled. They also demanded that the historical sites as well as the relics of Tai Ahom era should be well preserved. However, the protesters were picked up by the police.