Guwahati : A heated conversation evoked at the meeting conducted at Janata Bhawan with six communities and group of ministers on Friday regarding the ST Bill. The members of the Koch community boycotted the meeting following the heated conversation.
Koch Community Boycott meet on ST Bill
Soon after the walk out, the Koch community members informed media that they were insulted and not given much importance enough at the meet nor were they allowed much to present their opinions in front of the ministers. They opposed the proposed inclusion of their community in the ST category along with the Rajbongshis. We are a different community and we want a different identity.”
Koch Community walk out of ST Bill meet at Janata Bhawan
Those who have boycotted the meeting included the leaders of Sadau Koch Sanmilani, All Koch Students’ Union, Sadau Koch Mahila Parishad and Sadau Koch Sahitya Sabha. However, members of All Koch-Rajbongshi Students; Union (AKRSU) informed that the members of the organization do not want the Koch and Rajbongshis to get divided and asked them to discuss the issue with themselves.