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State Govt not sincere on ST issue

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GUWAHATI, Dec 27 � Organisations of the Tai Ahoms, Mataks, Morans, Koch Rajbongshis and the Chutiyas, which have been agitating for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for their communities, today alleged that the State Government has not taken up their cases with the Central Government seriously. They have also threatened to take up the issue �politically� if positive steps are not taken to fulfil their demand within the next 15 days.

Addressing a press conference here today, All Tai Ahom Students� Union (ATASU) president Pranjal Rajkonwar said their recent meeting with the Registrar General of India (RGI) has revealed the insincerity of the State Government in this respect. They were supported by All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU) president Hiteswar Barman, Sadou Assam Matak Yuba Chatra Sanmilan president Nikheswar Saikia, All Assam Moran Students� Union vice president Nava Moran and Sadou Chutiya Yuba Sanmilan, Assam general secretary Nipen Khanikar.

Rajkonwar and Saikia said that a 38-member delegation of the five organisations met the Union Home Minister SK Shinde, Tribal Affairs Minister V Kishore Chand Singh Deo, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Rani Narah, DoNER Minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj and RGI Dr C Chandra Mouly.

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State Govt not sincere on ST issue

GUWAHATI, Dec 27 � Organisations of the Tai Ahoms, Mataks, Morans, Koch Rajbongshis and the Chutiyas, which have been agitating for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for their communities, today alleged that the State Government has not taken up their cases with the Central Government seriously. They have also threatened to take up the issue �politically� if positive steps are not taken to fulfil their demand within the next 15 days.

Addressing a press conference here today, All Tai Ahom Students� Union (ATASU) president Pranjal Rajkonwar said their recent meeting with the Registrar General of India (RGI) has revealed the insincerity of the State Government in this respect. They were supported by All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU) president Hiteswar Barman, Sadou Assam Matak Yuba Chatra Sanmilan president Nikheswar Saikia, All Assam Moran Students� Union vice president Nava Moran and Sadou Chutiya Yuba Sanmilan, Assam general secretary Nipen Khanikar.

Rajkonwar and Saikia said that a 38-member delegation of the five organisations met the Union Home Minister SK Shinde, Tribal Affairs Minister V Kishore Chand Singh Deo, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Rani Narah, DoNER Minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj and RGI Dr C Chandra Mouly.

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