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KAAC organises felicitation programme for peace accord signatories

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Sep 08, 2021 10:19 pm
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Diphu, Sep. 8 (EMN):
Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) organised a felicitation programme for the signatories of the peace accord by leaders of six armed organisations of Karbi Anglong, at Joysing Doloi Auditorium here on Wednesday.

In the welcoming ceremony, all the ranks and files and cadres of six extremist organisations were welcomed and felicitated with Karbi traditional (poho) turban and jacket.

KAAC, Chief Executive Member (CEM), Tuliram Ronghang congratulated all the members of the six armed organisations for the peace agreement signed by them and for the development of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong.

‘With the signing of the peace accord the Karbis in the plains will be granted ST status and there will be development in Karbi Anglong. It will be a history for Karbi Anglong,’ CEM said.

CEM said, “There are some social organisations who are criticising the peace accord, but I can confirm 99% of the people have accepted the peace accord. We will not stop demanding Autonomous State, but before autonomous state is granted we need full-fledged university, we need degree College at Hamren in West Karbi Anglong, veterinary college one at Diphu and one in West Karbi Anglong, Agriculture College and Forest Training College in West Karbi Anglong.”

“The social organisations that are criticising the peace accord are just to mislead the general public. We need to appreciate the six extremist organisatons for demanding 34 seats reserved for ST communities out of the 44 elected seats of KAAC. With the peace accord there will be more development,” CEM said.

Chairman, Karbi Longri and NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), P Dilli said, “In our peace signing we have not put a full stop to the demands of the Autonomous State, but have kept the door open. We want to appeal to those persons criticising the peace accord rather than complaining to come forward and share their views with constructive ideas for development of the two hill districts. We are not going to keep silent. But will continue to pressurise the government for implementation of all clauses in a peace accord.”

Vice Chairman, People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK), Kongkat Teron said, “The Central government has given us a chance for development of 10 lakh population of Karbis by signing the peace accord.”

“I would strongly say that through this agreement I don’t see any loss for the Karbis. It is unfortunate that some people showed us black flags. We are not enemies to Karbis. We are also working for the interest of the Karbis.”

The six armed organisations that signed the peace accord were People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK); Karbi Longri and NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF); United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA); Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT)-Ran Rongpi group, KPLT-Donri Kramsa group and KPLT-Mensing Kramsa group.

The welcoming ceremony was attended by MP Horensing Bey; Deputy Speaker, Assam Assembly, Dr. Numal Momin; Chairman, KAAC, Longki Timung and Deputy Chairman, Ritesh Enghi; EM and MACs and former MP Biren Singh Engti; former CEM, KAAC, Mojari Hanse and other important dignitaries.

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Sep 08, 2021 10:19:58 pm