KSA President Simeon Rongphar Arrested, Joint Orgs. Threaten to Call 36 Hrs Bandh

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DIPHU, Dec 15: Altogether sixteen youth, students and women organizations including Karbi Students Association (KSA) of Simeon Rongphar faction has demanded upon the concerned authority for the unconditional release of KSA president, Simeon Rongphar, who was arrested today by police and failing which they are threatened to call a 36 hour Karbi Anglong bandh from 5 a.m. of Sunday December 16 to 5 p,m, of (December 17)Monday. This was declared in a press meet held at KSA office, Lumding road on Saturday.

Sources added that the arrest of KSA president Simeon Rongphar was made following an FIR lodged against him by Robiram Ronghang, S/o Joysing Ronghang of Rongmongve, Ward No.5 of Diphu at Diphu police station against the use of insulting words to KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang during a public meeting on December 11 at Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park, Diphu. Robiram Ronghang in his FIR complained mentioned that Rongphar has used abusive words to CEM in his speech.

Police told media persons that Rongphar was called to Police Station today for a discussion and was arrested there. A case has been registered at Diphu Police Station against Rongphar Case No. 270 dated 13/12/2018 US 189/153/506/500/504/505 IPC and R/W 66F of Information Technology Act, 2000.

It can be mentioned that the 16 organizations including the KSA has launched a long march to KAAC from December 8 to 11 demanding scraping of Clause 8 of BLT accord for granting of ST (H) status to Bodos of Karbi Anglong and NC Hills, granting of Autonomous state for the hill districts and to convene a tri-partite talks with the 16 oganisations on Clause 8. On December 11 the marchers have reached Diphu and proceeded to KAAC for submission of memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Chief Executive Member of KAAC.