JORABAT, Dec 12 - With the Amri Karbi community opposing the upcoming Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) election, protests to cancel the election at Dimoria are growing.
Election to 36 constituencies, including six constituencies in Dimoria block under the TAC are scheduled to be held on December 17.
As the protests entered the second day, thousands of people again took to the streets, blocking the NH-37 at Samota, Phong-Ari near Sonapur for several hours today. The protesters blocked the highway from 10 am to 2 pm and raised several anti-government slogans.
It may be mentioned that the six Amri-Karbi organisations have been protesting since years to exclude six constituencies under Dimoria block in Kamrup (Metro) district from the 36 TAC constituencies.
The Amri Karbi Students� Union, and other agitating organisations, has given an ultimatum to the government to cancel the TAC elections before December 14. The leaders of the six agitating organisations of the community had several rounds of talks with senior ministers from including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, but have failed to get any positive response.