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1200 people leave for Delhi

Kokrajhar, Nov. 23: More than 1,200 people from various indigenous organisations left for Delhi by a special train today.

The Coordination Committee of Indigenous Tribal National Organisations — a conglomeration of organisations representation various indigenous communities of Assam — will stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 27 to put pressure on their various demand.

Representatives from various non-indigenous organisations, including the Hindi-speaking, Nath Jogi, Gorkha and Bengali are also part of the team, which left for Delhi today.

The committee’s demand include detection and deportation of illegal migrants, rehabilitation of genuine Indian citizens with proper land documents and based on the 1971 voter list, update of the NRC, sealing of India-Bangladesh border, protection of indigenous belts and restoration of peace and harmony in the state.

The committee also wants to provide Sixth Schedule status for Rabha, Tiwa, Mising, Deuri, Sonowal Kachari and Tengal Kachari autonomous councils and autonomous council status to Mech Kachari development council.

Curfew continues

Night curfew continues in Kokrajhar district with the district administration not taking any chance.

However, curfew has been relaxed from 6am to 9pm.

Brahma in custody: BTC executive member Mono Kumar Brahma, who was arrested on November 17, was sent to 14-day judicial custody today.

Brahma was arrested with two AK-47 rifles and two magazines and 60 live rounds of ammunition, which were recovered from his residence at Tengapara in Kokrajhar.

Gauhati High Court will hear the case on November 29.

At present, he is admitted to Kokrajhar Rupnath Brahma Civil Hospital with various ailments amidst tight security.

He is suffering from high blood pressure, blood sugar, diabetes, backache and piles.

The hospital authority has constituted a four-member medical board to take care of Brahma.