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Reasserting their stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the All Moran Students’ Union have initiated fresh protest against the same ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, as per reports.

The union condemned the government for failing to resolves their community issues.

Speaking at a press conference in Guwahati, president of the union, Arunjyoti Moran and general secretary Naba Moran said that the problems of their community still persists and they are still a backward community and neither the ministry in Delhi nor in Dispur have cared to pay attention to their problems.

The union has been demanding the Scheduled Caste (ST) status and granting of Permanent Residential Certificates (PRC) to their community.

Both the central and state government had earlier this year proposed to grant ST status to six communities of Assam which includes the Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Koch Rajbongshi, Chutia and the tea garden community.

However, no discussion or voting took place in relation to the move by the Centre as a consequence of the move never came to fruition.

The Moran community, along with the representative of the six communities, has viewed the proposal of the move as a ‘ploy’ to divert attention from the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and claim neither the Centre or the State government has any real concern for the problems of their community.

“We demand the ST status and PRC for the residents of our community in Arunachal,” said Mohan.

“It is sad to see that each political party has made use of our problems and instead of resolving our issues have conspired to keep them alive for their own political gains,” he noted.

Naba Moran blamed both the Congress party and AGP for neglecting the Moran community. “The negligence of the Congress party is not forgotten. Our community was disregarded even during the AGP tenure which is rather unfortunate,” said Moran.

The union has decided that irrespective of the ruling or opposition party, they will continue to persistently protest until their demands are met.


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