DIBRUGARH, Aug 24 - Members of the Sonowal Kachari community today launched a 26-hour sit-in demonstration near the office of the Deputy Commissioner, demanding that the Government should provide them with more rights and privileges as per the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
The demonstration is being jointly organised by All Assam Sonowal Kachari Satra Sanstha and All Assam Sonowal Kachari Nari Sanstha. The two organisations have decided to end their demonstration by 1 pm tomorrow. Some other demands of the two organisations include rehabilitation of the flood- and erosion-affected people and provision of land pattas to the indigenous community. The community members also called upon the State Government to withdraw its decision to open colleges in the name of Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Debananda Cheleng, president of All Assam Sonowal Kachari Students� Union, said that the organisation would submit memorandums to the Prime Minister, the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, the Governor of Assam and the Chief Minister.