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  • IPF holds sit-in-demonstration at Haflong

    Published on December 31, 2021

    Haflong :Demanding immediate bifurcation of the Dima Hasao erstwhile N C Hills, Indigenous People’s Forum held a sit-in-demonstration infront the office of the Deputy Commissioner on Thursday at Haflong.

    The Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF) has been demanding the bifurcation of the Dima Hasao district with separate autonomous councils under clause (c) of the sub- paragraph (3) of paragraph 1 and sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 of articles 244(2) & 275(1) of the sixth schedule to the constitution of India.

    They were shouting ‘no bifurcation’ no rest, we want justice, justice delayed justice denied etc. etc.

    Later they submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma with points like 1.For bifurcation of the Dima Hasao erstwhile North Cachar Hills districtwith a separate Autonomous Council under clause (c) of the sub-paragraph (3) of Paragraph-1, and sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 of Articles 244(2) & 275(1) of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India. 2. Not to include the areas inhabited by the Non-Dimasa tribes within the proposed Dima Hasao Territorial Council or any political set-up whose name is in Dimasa’s dialect. 3. To Demarcate the boundaries of the new district being created as per the proposed map of the Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF). 4. To name the new district being created as the North Cachar Hills Tribals District. 5. To create a separate MLA constituency for the new district being created.

    S Jeme, Working President, IPF talking to media said they are very much hopeful that the Chief Minister would consider their demands very soon.

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