'Bandh' called in Assam's Dima Hasao on Dec 14, bifurcation demand reiterated

'Bandh' called in Assam's Dima Hasao on Dec 14, bifurcation demand reiterated

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HAFLONG: The Indigenous People's Forum (IPF) has called a 12 hours 'bandh' in the N C Hills from 5.00 AM to 5.00 PM on December 14, 2020. The organization has Bifurcation of the Dima Hasao, erstwhile N.C.Hills District with separate Autonomous Councils under the Provisions 1. (3)(c) & 2. (1) of articles 244(2) & 275(1) of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

The Indigenous People's Forum(IPF) has been demanding for Bifurcation of the district with separate Autonomous Councils - one for the Dimasas and the other for the Indigenous non-Dimasa tribes -- ever since the district was renamed as 'Dima Hasao'. The IPF says that this has "turned all the Indigenous tribals of the district into strangers in their ancestral land."

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"The Task Force headed by Shri P.P Varma, IAS, Chief Secretary (retd) of Assam, constituted by the Govt. of Assam to examine the Recommendations of the Group of Ministers Committee, had submitted its Report way back in 2011 with the Recommendations for setting up of a separate district and separate Autonomous District Councils for both the Dimasa and non-Dimasa groups of people, the organization wrote in a statement "However, after the lapse of 9 years from the submission of the Report, the Recommendations of the Report are yet to be implemented."

The leaders of the organization had been invited by the Government of Assam for talks on its demand on 17th February last. The proposed Final Talks are yet to be held even after 10 months of its proposed schedule.

"If the Government of Assam goes on neglecting our genuine Demand, we may be compelled to call an Indefinite N.C.Hills Bandh, and the Govt. shall be responsible for any untoward incidents."

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Dec 12, 2020