24-hour Assam bandh today

GUWAHATI: Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organizations, Assam (CCTOA) has called for a 24-hour Assam bandh from 5 am of Friday (January 11) in protest against Centre’s bid to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six communities in the state.
The CCTOA has alleged that the move to accord ST status to Ahoms, Marans, Muttocks, Chutiyas, Koch-Rajbongshis and Tea Tribe communities is nothing but ‘a plot’ of the central and state governments to “eliminate the genuine tribal people” of the State.
The committee accused the central as well as state government of not taking the tribal people of the state into confidence.

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