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ST Status demand for tea tribe reiterated

The forefront students' body representing the Adivasi community of state the All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) reiterating its age old demand for grant of ST status to tea tribe community of state has adopted yet another measure to raise its voice to the saffron party at the centre.

The activists of central committee ,district committee and regional committee of AASAA has decided to send postcards to PM Modi numbering in nearly 40 lakhs from August 26 to August 30.

The activists will send the postcards raising their voice for their legal and constitutional right of ST status to tea tribe communities through their nearest post-office. This was informed through a press release by AASAA state central committee President Pradeep Nag and General Secretary Joseph Minz . Through the same press release it was also stated that a dissident group of activists Of AASAA for their vested self- interest has adopted various strategies to create division among the Adivasi community and create chaos.

It further stated that a bogus central committee meet without the consent of the central president and secretary will be organized on August 27 and August 28 at Demow of Sivasagar by the vested circle. It exhorted the activists of district and regional committee of AASAA not to attend the meet. It also alleged that religious priests and members of a NGO are part of the vested circle. It labelled the meet at Demow to be unconstitutional and a strategy to create division among the Adivasi community of state.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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