KSA demand withdrawal of Assamese subject mandatory from twin hills district
Diphu, July 9 (EMN): The Karbi Students Association (KSA), Hamren District committee has submitted a memorandum to the Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonawal. The memorandum was submitted through the Deputy Commissioner of Hamren, West Karbi Anglong District on Saturday July 8.
The memorandum stated ‘based upon the press statement on 31 May, 2017 Dr. Himanta Biswas, Education and Health Minister of Assam, said the government of Assam is going to impose Assamese subject mandatory in all the school up to class-X within the state except BTAD and Barak Valley and the bill is going to be introduce in the next assembly session’.
The students’ organisation has strongly opposed the imposition of Assamese subject mandatory in the twin hills district of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao. As in this perspective the student community feels that the government move will create chaos in the mindset among the tribal students in the twin hills district of Assam and may destroy the academic performance of the students of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
Apart from this, the students’ organisation also said that it will make incapable of developing Tribal languages (Karbi, Dimasa, Kuki, Hmar, Rengma etc.) in the future. The organisation demands Assamese subject as optional subject rather than mandatory subject.
The demand points of the students organisation are: ‘to roll back state Government move on imposition of Assamese subject mandatory in all the schools up to class-X, total scrap of Clause-8 of BLT accord and restoration of Sixth Schedule in the twin hills district of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao’ as it was mentioned in the memorandum.