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Assam: Several organisations in Karbi Anglong demand autonomous state
"Successive governments ruled by Congress and BJP have only given assurance, but they are not serious in it,” ASDC president Chandra Kanta Terang said.
The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC), Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) and Karbi Nimso Chingthur Asong (KNCA), on Friday, held a demonstration at Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park.
The organisations had earlier submitted a memorandum to Union Home Minister Amit Shah through the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong demanding the immediate creation of an autonomous state under Article 244 (A) of the Constitution which would comprise the three hill districts of Assam namely Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao among other demands.
“The process of reorganisation of Assam undertaken in 1969 during the creation of the then autonomous state of Meghalaya was left incomplete as Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao were only given an option requiring both the councils in each session to adopt a resolution in favour of Autonomous State. The resolution in favour of an autonomous state in the council session for Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao was frustrated by the Congress, which was then the ruling party. Again in 1971, the whole North-East India was reorganised, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao were again left out of the process. Therefore, it is necessary to complete the process of reorganisation of Assam by implementing Article 244 (A) of the constitution to create an autonomous state for Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao as it is a commitment given by the Indian parliament to the people of this land,” stated the ASDC in its memorandum.
“It has been 30 years the ASDC and its allies KSA and KNCA have been demanding for the creation of Autonomous State under Article 244 (A) of Indian Constitution. But successive governments ruled by Congress and BJP have only given assurance, but they are not serious in it,” ASDC president Chandra Kanta Terang said.
“The ASDC is also demanding the full implementation of MoU, MoS and to hold peace talks with KLNLF and other armed outfits, who are in a ceasefire,” Terang added.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)