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source – G plus news|Guwahati |Updated: January 10, 2019

The Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations, Assam has decided for a 24-hour Assam bandh in protest against the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Amendment Bill, 2019, which has sought to accord Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the six ethnic groups of the State from 5 AM of January 11, 2019.

According to the Coordination Committee in a statement said that with this move to accord ST status to six ethnic groups – Koch-Rajbongshis, 36 Tea Tribes, Tai Ahoms, Morans, Motoks and Chutiyas – the Governments at the Centre and in the State have hatched a plot to eliminate the genuine tribal people of the State.

The tribal people of Assam will continue their struggle to defeat this move, which is aimed only at deriving political mileage, said the Coordination Committee.

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