This correspondence News | Native groups meet CM Sonowal to reiterate their long-pending demands

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GUWAHATI: Keeping in brain the approaching meeting election 2021, numbers of organisations, unions and socio-cultural bodies of quite a lot of ethnic communities and indigenous tribes on Thursday visited Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and submitted memorandums reiterating their long-pending demands.

As such, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday had to hold separate meetings with different organisations that represent quite a lot of communities of the state at Assam Administrative Staff College.

Accordingly, as a damage keep watch over therapy, Sonowal was once forced to reassure the organisations that government would take pragmatic steps for assembly their demands soon.

Two factions representing Koch Rajbongshi Students Union and eight other organisations representing the Koch Raj Bongshi community today thanked the Chief Minister for introducing the invoice for Kamtapur Autonomous Council in the Legislative Meeting. Sonowal also assured that the government is doing everything conceivable to give a last shape to the Council at the earliest.

Leaders of four organisations representing Garo community namely Garo National Council, Garo Students’ Union, United Garo National Council Movement Committee and Garo Sahitya Sabha met Sonowal and submitted a memorandum. Chief Minister Sonowal assured that for the overall development of the people belonging to Garo community, State government is dedicated as his government is working towards fulfilling all their demands including the demand of autonomy.

Meantime, a team representing All Assam Adivasi Students’ Union met Chief Minister Sonowal and requested him to dispose their long pending demands of granting them ST status. Sonowal apprised them that the GoM created for the purpose, would soon send its last proposal to the Centre to cause a logical conclusion to their demands. Sonowal further informed the delegation that the invoice had already been introduced in the Raj Sabha which in deed is a reflection of the government’s commitment to do something constructive for the Adivasi community. Further, a coordination committee of the Autonomous Councils of Koch Raj Bongshi, Tai Ahom, Adivasi, Chutia, Gorkha etc met Sonowaland submitted memorandum enlisting their quite a lot of demands, including granting adequate funds.

In addition, people belonging to Rabha community living outdoor the ambit of Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council met Sonowal and requested him to establish a Development Council for all of them. He also informed them that his government is in the process of taking steps for the socio-economic development of all sections of the people living in Assam.

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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