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Protest over ST status issue

By Correspondent

TINSUKIA, Feb 23 - Alleging gross negligence in providing Schedule Tribe status to the six communities namely, Tai Ahom, Moran, Chutiya, Koch Rajbongshi, Mottock and Tea Tribes of Assam by BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre, the joint forum of Choi Janagosthiya Oikya Mancha burnt the effigy of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister of Sports Sarbananda Sonowal at Thana Chariali here today.

Protesters alleged that the Central government had failed to comply with their demand to provide ST status before the Parliament session that started today. They also demanded that Schedule Tribe status must be given before the ensuing Assembly election in Assam, else the situation would be volatile and for that they would not be held responsible.

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