Guwahati, July 3: The All Adivasi Students Association of Assam today submitted a 10-day ultimatum to the state government to make its stand clear on its demands, failing which it threatened to intensify its agitation.
Diplomatic secretary of the association Edmond Andrew Sawra said it has put forward four demands before the government. Its main demand is that Dispur should make public the steps taken to accord Scheduled Tribe status to the Adivasis or tea tribes.
Its other demands include rehabilitation of the 40,000 Adivasis who were languishing in refugee camps in the BTC areas and a CBI probe into the Beltola incident.
It also asked the government to make its stand clear on what steps it was taking to revive the Assam Tea Corporation Limited gardens.
If the state government fails to give any satisfactory response to the demands, then we would stage agitation programme from July 15, Sawra said.
He said on July 15, the association would hold state-wide dharnas, followed by a 24-hour Assam bandh on July 17 and a 48-hour economic blockade from 5am of July 22.