People of KA Want MP to Speak on Autonomous State Issue

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Diphu, Jul 23: The People of Karbi Anglong pressurized Birensing Engti MP from 19 (ST) Parliament to place vital issues in the ongoing monsoon Parliament session including for implementation Autonomous state.

The demand includes steps to find a solution to the 30-year political struggle for an autonomous state under Article 244 (a) of the Constitution.

Prior to 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP national leader and current Home Minister Rajnath Singh had promised to take steps to resolve the decade-long autonomous state issue. But till date the government machinery fail to go ahead with its old promise for peace and development of the region,” a senior citizen said.

‘Hemprek Kanthim’ (self-ruled homeland) is the ultimate solution to the unrest in the two hill districts as it is the political aspiration of the people of both the districts. The movement in demand for a separate homeland has kept the two hill districts on the boil since 1986 as soon as the Autonomous State Demand Committee was floated. Biren Sing Engti S/o Lt. Kangther Engti is the MP represent Autonomous district constituency in the parliament. It will be interesting to see as to how MP Biren Sing Ingti will react or comment on this issue.