Barak Tea Tribes demand 30% Reservation

Guwahati/Silchar, March 13: The tea tribes of Barak Valley have planned a protest rally on March 15 against their prolonged non-fulfilment of demands.

A conglomeration of 32 tea tribe welfare organisations a.k.a Rashtrabhasha O Chai Janagoshthi Unnayan Mancha would be carrying out the rally this Thursday.

Their demands include an affirmative action policy on the job reservation for the tea tribes of Barak Valley with 30% reservation quota in different state departments.

Keeping in view the poor medical facilities, the organisations have also demanded appointment of adequate doctors in the tea garden hospitals.

While talking about the rally the Mancha further added that despite several memorandums reportedly submitted to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal highlighting the above said issues, the government is yet to respond and the rally would be a movement to make their voices heard.

The Manch further claimed of tea tribes being the most deprived sections of people in Barak Valley.

As reported the organizations has already started a signature-collection campaign where more than 15,000 people have participated till date and many more to follow.

The rally is slated to begin from Circuit House Road and will culminate at the Cachar Deputy Commissioner Office. A memorandum will also be submitted to Governor Jagdish Mukhi through Cachar Deputy Commissioner.

The organisations, while talking about the State’s tea being one of the major economic resources here because of its yearly production and plantation further pressed on ensuring growth of the industry.