The All Assam Minorities Students’ Union (AAMSU) staged protest across the state against the midday meals being served by the NGOs. The organization has staged the protest by burning the effigy of the state education minister Siddhartha Bhattacharyya and raised slogans against him and the state government.
The AAMSU demands that the government should withdraw the contract that has been given to the NGOs to serve the midday meal in the schools.
The organization also said that the government cannot play with the lives of the students and therefore the midday meal scheme should continue with the old process of being cooked by the local people.
The AAMSU has also burnt the effigy of the education minister at Hatigaon to protest against the poor quality of food that is being served to the students by the NGOs.
AAMSU also demands the intervention of the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the midday meal scheme.