Karbi Anglong organisations stage sit-in against peace accord
Diphu, Oct. 6 (EMN): Several political, social and student organisations of Karbi Anglong staged a sit-in demonstration in front of Semson Sing Ingti memorial park at Diphu on Wednesday in protest against the signing of Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed by the six arms organisations of Karbi Anglong with the Central and Assam government on September 4.
Speaking at the gathering, President of Karbi Students Association (KSA) Semson Teron said, “Since the signing of MoS, we have been protesting against clause 2.3 (10 Seats to KAAC open for all communities) and we shall not be allowed to implement and also we shall continue to protest in the coming days. “Through this platform I have requested all the signatories not to think negatively of us. Instead the governments of Assam and Central are a conspiracy among us so we unanimously went to protest against the government” said Teron.
Teron also said, “I request upon the authority of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, Chief Executive Member Tuliram Ronghang you should not always attached with the conspiracy of Assam and Central government if you are tribal you should not run the government by listening of others advise and we will never allow you to destroy Karbis” said Teron. Now a day’s BJP party has organised peace and Development rallies in every constituency but in those meetings we have witnessed only maligning our own Karbi leaders’.
Meanwhile, Ratan Terang said, ‘from the beginning onwards we have been protesting against clause 2.3 of the MoS but due to the interference from the state government we have faced such problems and in the coming days we will go for protest until and unless the clause has not been repeal”.
Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee Vice President Rotan Engti said, “We have welcomed the peace accord but the peace accord should not harm the interest of the Karbi community. We are attending this protest rally to show our solidarity with the discontent of the MoS”.
“The memorandum signed on September 4, 2021 is not a settlement exclusively with the six arms organisations. It concerns the tribes proper in general of Kari Anglong and west Karbi Anglong and the hill tribes proper in general are not satisfied with the MoS. The hill people are not against the MoS in it entirely. A way, therefore, should be devised to reach an amicable settlement,” the memorandum stated.
Later, the memorandum was jointly submitted to Amit Shah, Home Minister, Government of India and Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma through the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong. The memorandum was signed by Chandra Kanta Terang, President Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC); JI Kathar President All Party Hill Leaders Conference (APHLC); Khorsing Teron Chairman Joint Action Committee of Autonomous State (JACAS); Merina Beypi President Karbi Nimso Chingthr Asong (KNCA); Saising Rongpi Chairman Hills Tribal League (HTL); Rabindra Rongpi vice President Convening Committee for Unification (CCU); Ratan Terang convenor 24+ organisations and Karbi Students Association Presidents Jemson Timung and Semson Teron respectively.