The Assam authorities and representatives of six communities demanding Scheduled Tribe standing have agreed to a tripartite meeting to resolve the draw again, following talks with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday. “Held a gathering with representatives of Adivasi, Chutia, Koch Rajbongshi, Matak, Moran and Tai Ahom communities with regard to their demand for ST standing. whereas listening to their concern, additionally drew their consideration to the collection of steps taken by our Govt to accord them ST standing,” Sarma tweeted.
The chief minister acknowledged they agreed to have extra conferences, collectively with a tripartite one involving the federal authorities, the representatives and completely different tribal our bodies “to slim down current variations and create a conducive ambiance for ST standing to the communities”. The six communities are protesting in direction of the Centre’s decision to grant ST standing to 12 communities in 5 completely different states excluding them.
Protesters had taken out a march beneath the umbrella organisation ‘Janagoshti Oikyo Mancha’ on Thursday, however have been stopped by the police from reaching the state secretariat. The BJP had promised to grant ST standing to these communities earlier than the 2016 meeting elections.
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