Combined PAC assures protecion of minorities including Karbis
DIMAPUR, JANUARY 6
THE combined Political Affairs Committee (PAC) today resolved that the State Government shall take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of all communities especially the bona fide minorities including the Karbis living in the State.A joint press communiqué by Co-Convenor PAC Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu and Secretary (Home) Wepretso Mero strongly condemned the barbaric killing of nine persons whose decomposed bodies were discovered in Pachaspura area of Chumukedima, Dimapur.
It appreciated the prompt action of the State Government in setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and High Power Enquiry Committee (HPEC) to investigate the killings and appealed to one and all to “allow the law enforcing agencies to take actions at the earliest” to bring the culprits to book.
The combined PAC which held a meeting in the State Banquet Hall, Kohima, also appealed to the Karbis and Rengma brothers who have been cohesive neighbours since time immemorial to exercise restraint and desist from further escalating the situation and help bring back the age-old fraternal relationship.
In another resolution, the press communiqué said the meeting discussed the recent incident at Zunheboto between the Sumi public and the NSCN(IM). The PAC termed the incident as “unfortunate” and expressed regrets over it. The PAC appealed to the public, particularly the Sumi community, to maintain peaceful atmosphere in the interest of the Naga people.
The PAC also appealed to all Naga nationalist groups to refrain from any action that would create civil unrest and that they heed the voice of the people and come together for a final political settlement. In this connection, the PAC further appealed to the Government of India to expedite the negotiation to its logical conclusions.