AASU demands constitutiol safeguards for indigenous people
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 12: The AASU and representatives of 26 local organisations in the State demanded that constitutiol safeguards be provided to the indigenous people of the State to protect their identity and existence from rising influx of outsiders.
A meeting was held here on Thursday between the AASU and the representatives of 26 local organisations on the issue.
The AASU and the 26 organisations said that they would extend their cooperation to the State government on the NRC update issue.
They also demanded that the mes of illegal foreigners should not be included in the NRC for the State.
On the big dam issue, the students’ body and the 26 other organisations put stress on the State government to take the recommendations of the State-based experts on the Lower Subansiri Dam issue seriously.
On the other hand, the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), apex literary body of the State, slammed Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for not mentioning anything on the setting up of a separate directorate for Bodo and other tribal languages in the State in the 2015-16 State Budget despite several promises earlier.