Karbi groups lash out at police’s action against protestors
Diphu, Jan. 27 (EMN): A group called the ‘Border Protection Forum-Karbi Anglong’ (BPF-KA) has denounced the alleged ‘brutal act’ of the Assam police at Maibang in Dima Hasao district against protesters.
‘The merciless killing of the innocent people in Dima Hasao compelled the BPF-KA to emerge with some hypothetical statement as to whether the indigenous people of this region have the right to express their feelings despite being the concerned citizens of the largest democratic country of the world,’ stated the group’s Convenor George Timung during a media conference at the KSA’s conference hall on Jan. 27 Sat.
During the media briefing the organisation demanded a CBI enquiry and to serve justice to the victims. It has appealed to the government of India to disclose the ‘Naga framework’ immediately in order to ‘avoid the chaotic and unwanted situation in days to come,’ Timung added.
A press statement which was released by various organisations such as CPI (ML), Hills Party Committee, All India Students’ Association (AISA); RYA, KNCA, AIPWA and KAKISS demanded immediate arrest of RSS leader Jagadamba Mall who is said to have propagated the inclusion of Dima Hasao territory land into the proposed “greater Nagalim” (NSCN-IM) draft ‘framework agreement’ and to serve punishment to him.
Further, the organisations demanded a compensation of INR 20 lakh each to the kin of the victims Mithun Dibrangede and Prakanta Hakamosa who lost their lives; INR five lakh each to the injured persons, besides free medical treatment for them.
The release also demanded immediate CBI enquiry to be launched and the ruling BJP Assam government who hold the Home Minister portfolio and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonawal should quit his posts on moral grounds.
The press statement was signed by CPI (ML) HPC’s office Secretary Gobin Tokbi, AISA Secretary Ranjit Kramsa, and RYA’s Secretary Chatton Mozumder.