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Protests, dharnas rend the air at Dispur

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GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - The Rajyik Aabhyantarin Jal Paribahan Karmachari Santha staged a dharna at Dispur Last Gate today in protest against the government�s alleged move to convert the Inland Water Transport Department into a corporation.

The Santha also submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in this connection. The other demands of the Santha include improvement of the vessels to ensure the safety of commuters, a high-level probe into fund misappropriation in the department and regularisation of the jobs of daily workers.

Meanwhile, the All Barman Kachari Students� Union also staged a sit-in-demonstration and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister, demanding the creation of a Barman Kachari Satellite Council, authority to the Barman Kachari organisation to issue ST certificates to Barman Kachari people and appointment of Barman Kachari language teachers at the primary level in Barman Kachari villages.

The Asom Sankhyalaghu Sangram Parishad, which also staged a sit-in demonstration, insisted that the government should resolve the issue of D-voters so that genuine Indians are not left out of the NRC update process. The Parishad also called upon the government to conduct a survey of the char areas and distribute pattas to the residents of the char areas.

The Abaro Suraksha Somitee, Assam, demanded the review of the BTC Accord, delinking of non-Bodo villages from the BTAD, securing the rights of all communities in the BTAD and ending all �atrocities� perpetrated against the non-Bodos.

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Protests, dharnas rend the air at Dispur

GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - The Rajyik Aabhyantarin Jal Paribahan Karmachari Santha staged a dharna at Dispur Last Gate today in protest against the government�s alleged move to convert the Inland Water Transport Department into a corporation.

The Santha also submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in this connection. The other demands of the Santha include improvement of the vessels to ensure the safety of commuters, a high-level probe into fund misappropriation in the department and regularisation of the jobs of daily workers.

Meanwhile, the All Barman Kachari Students� Union also staged a sit-in-demonstration and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister, demanding the creation of a Barman Kachari Satellite Council, authority to the Barman Kachari organisation to issue ST certificates to Barman Kachari people and appointment of Barman Kachari language teachers at the primary level in Barman Kachari villages.

The Asom Sankhyalaghu Sangram Parishad, which also staged a sit-in demonstration, insisted that the government should resolve the issue of D-voters so that genuine Indians are not left out of the NRC update process. The Parishad also called upon the government to conduct a survey of the char areas and distribute pattas to the residents of the char areas.

The Abaro Suraksha Somitee, Assam, demanded the review of the BTC Accord, delinking of non-Bodo villages from the BTAD, securing the rights of all communities in the BTAD and ending all �atrocities� perpetrated against the non-Bodos.