Guwahati, January 11: The streets of Guwahati saw the usual traffic movement today as the Coordination Committee of the Tribal organisations had called for a 24-hour complete shutdown in Assam against the bill to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six communities of the state.
Vehicular movement along the Guwahati-Shillong road was as usual busy.
The BJP-led central government’s move to pass the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Amendment Bill, 2019, has outraged the tribal communities.
The communities that are proposed to be included in the ST category are Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Chutia, Moran, Matak and tea tribes of Assam.
The tribal organisations alleged that the Centre’s move would eliminate the genuine tribal people of the state.