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Resentment over 'denial' of ST status to Moran community

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, March 25: The Union Government’s refusal to bring six major ethnic communities of the State under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, due to, what the government claimed, lack of ethnic criteria in the communities, has been a source of resentment among the members of the communities.

The All Moran Students’ Union (AMSU) has not only condemned the central BJP government for their deception but vouched to launch State-wide stir with the help of other communities if the government failed to concede with their long-standing demand.

“We invite Union Tribal Welfare Minister Jual Oram to come and see our rich ethnic criteria and how Moran people uphold their rich tradition and culture and sustained the same from time immemorial,” AMSU president Arun Moran said.

Talking to The Sentinel over phone, Moran lamented that the BJP, during the last Lok Sabha election campaign, begged votes from the people promising that they would grant the ST status to all six communities if they came to power. But after the spectacular success in the last parliamentary election, the BJP had started to show their hidden teeth by turning down all their promises one after another, said Moran.

Calling the BJP as a party of deception, Arun Moran called upon all BJP MPs of the State to raise their voices in support of their demands otherwise AMSU would have no altertive but to intensify their ongoing stir.

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