Adivasi representatives request CM Sonowal in facilitating a tripartite agreement
The representatives of five Adivasi outfits, who are in a ceasefire agreement with the administration, met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday and submitted a memorandum highlighting their demands.
The representatives of the Adivasi Cobra Militant Force, Birsa Commando Force, Adivasi People’s Army, Adivasi National Liberation Army and Santhal Tiger Force told Sonowal though they are in a ceasefire since 2012, no parleys are made to fulfil their demands, an official release said.
They requested Sonowal to lead the process in facilitating a tripartite agreement, including the Centre.
The representatives of the outfits urged the Chief Minister to accord Scheduled Tribe status to the Adivasis in the state, set up nursing and vocational training institutes and upgrade venture schools into provincial institutions in Adivasi inhabited areas.
Sonowal also told the delegation that the state government would be sincere in fulfilling their demands and resolving the outstanding issues.