In an unprecedented show of protest and anger, hundreds of Karbi youths representing 24 organisation staged an naked protest alleging lack of response to their demands which they have been raising for years.
The protestors thronged in hundreds in Diphu, put off their shirts and trousers and took out a huge procession across the district headquarter town of Karbi Anglong district.
The students warned of more rigorous protests if the government goes ahead in holding the Karbi Autonomous Council Elections without giving the tribal rights to the Karbi people in the state. Irked by the attitude of the government, the students demanded that their tribal rights under sixth schedule to be protected. The election to the autonomous council was likely to take place by May end.