HAFLONG, Jan 23: The Dimasa National Liberation Amy (DNLA) has called for 24 hours Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong bandh on January 25 to commemorate two Dimasa martyrs Late Mithunjoy Dibragade and Late Probanto Hakmousal who were martyred on January 25, 2018 at Maibang Railway Station and to protest against Citizenship Amendment Act and other issues. This was informed in a press statement issued by information and publicity secretary of DPSC/DNLA Ringsmai Dimasa here this evening.
The press statement said that apart from commemorating the two martyrs, the bandh was called to protest against setting up of Detention Camp in Dima Hasao saying that the people of the district don’t need detention camps and the government should construct more educational institutions.
“Dima Hasao is not a dumping zone for illegal people. The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 is an anti secular and anti indigenous act and we will never accept it,” the press statement said.
DNLA further mentioned that implementation of Panchayati Raj in sixth schedule areas of Assam, (ie Dima Hasao & Karbi Anglong) is the government’s aim to abolish the existing traditional village council systems of the tribals.
“Under Article 243(m) of the Constitution of India, the sixth schedule areas are exempted from Panchayati Raj system. Therefore, by implementing Panchayati Raj, the government will try to abolish the existing traditional village council system of the tribals. It would also threaten the identity and traditions of the tribal communities,” the press statement continued.
DNLA also appealed all the concerned citizens to extend their support in this fight to protect the existence and identity of the indigenous people.