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Demonstrations on first day of Assembly

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 7 - The first day of winter session of the State Legislative Assembly witnessed protest demonstrations by as many as 16 organisations in support of their various demands at Dispur Last Gate today.

The Journalists� Association of Assam (JAA) staged a protest demonstration demanding enactment of a journalists� protection Act, constitution of a media council, provision of housing facilities to journalists on seniority basis, allotment of land to homeless journalists on seniority basis etc.

The United Manipuri Association, Assam (UMAA) demanded inclusion of the Manipuri community of Assam in the ST (P) category and provision of Manipuri language teachers in the Assam Venture Educational Institutions (Provincialization of Service) Act 2012 through an amendment.

Other organisations that staged protest demonstrations includes Sadou Asom Asha Karmi Santha, All Assam Minorities Students� Union, All Assam Sanjogi Siksha Karmi Union, All Assam Madrassa TET Qualified Candidates� Association Nalbari, Nath Yogi Tribal and Autonomous Council Demand Committee Assam, Pratibandhi Sangram Samity, All Assam Gaon Panchayat Co-ordination Committee, Nikhil Rabha Jatiya Parishad, All Rabha National Council etc.

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