NEW DELHI, Dec 24 � Representatives of six communities demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status have blamed the Government of Assam for its failure to convince the Registrar General of India (RGI), threatening a fresh round of agitation by them over the issue.
Representatives of the six communities under the banner of Janagosthiya Oikya Mancha (JOM) on Monday met RGI to ascertain the status of their case. As reported earlier, the RGI had recently conveyed that the proposal to accord ST status has been rejected based on the evidence submitted by Dispur.
Briefing newsmen, convenor of the Mancha and president of Tai Ahom Students� Union, Pranjal Rajkonwar said they were told by the RGI that the Assam Government has not submitted any new evidence to establish their case.
No fresh substantive evidence to prove that the six communities are eligible for entry into the ST List has been submitted to the RGI, he alleged.