GUWAHATI, Aug 30 � A joint meeting of the tribal organisations held at the Tribal Rest House here today condemned the violent deeds of the August 28 bandh supporters.
The meeting presided over by Pandav Rabha, warned the AAMSU, ABMSU and the Sanmilita Nagarik Adhikar Surakshya Samiti not to present a distorted picture of the tribal autonomous councils like the BTC, Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council etc.
These organisations have no right to demand abolition of the BTC. Autonomous councils and autonomy under the Sixth schedule are the constitutional rights of the tribal peoples of the State, the meeting said and demanded immediate arrest of Sanmilita Nagarik Adhikar Surakshya Samiti�s chief convenor Brajen Mahanta.
The meeting also demanded immediate steps to ban the Muslim Chatra Santha, Assam for its provocative activities in communal lines.
Meanwhile, the Gauhati University Minority Students� Welfare Forum (GUMSWF) has also condemned the violent acts of the bandh supporters during the August 28 Assam bandh. These incidents have put the minorities of the State to shame, it said in a statement.
Bandh does not help in restoration of peace and amity. The implementation of the Assam Accord is the only way out for the resolution of the present tangle facing Assam, the Forum said.
It called for seizure of the arms in the possession of the militant groups in the BTAD areas and to settle the ongoing dispute over tribal autonomy in the BTAD areas through negotiations.