Karbi Anglong peace accord: Rengma Naga issue in Assam constitutes one of the important agendas

With Assam government on verge of inking peace Accord with KarbiAnglong based militant outfits, NSCN-IM stated any agreement that victimize the Rengma Nagas would not be acceptable to the nagas in general and to the NSCN in particular.

The outfit in a statement said, “Land alienation is the major point of conflict in the Northeast, particularly Assam and

Nagaland. There can be little to doubt that this is the creation of history under the colonial rule. The issue in focus is Karbi Anglong, erstwhile known as Rengma Hills. Rengma Hills are made the victims of aggressive influx of outsiders for vested interests. Nonetheless, their historical status as the true sons of the soil cannot be questioned.”

NSCN-IM stated, “Government of India (GoI) and state government of Assam finalizing the proposal to create Karbi-Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council (KAATC) in Karbi Anglong, an agreement to appease the six (6) rebel outfits like Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF),

People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCKL), United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA) and three factions of Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT). However, historically nothing is far from the truth and no authority should go far enough to override the interests of the Rengma Nagas who are the legitimate owner of the land under the questionable proposition. No wonder, taking cognizance of this historical status, the Rengma issue in Assam constitutes one of the important agendas of Indo-Naga political talks pending final decision.”

NSCN put on record that it would not accept alienation of Nagas’ ancestral land which is tantamount to undermining the spirit of the Indo-Naga political talks.

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Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma last week said that peace accord with militant outfits in KarbiAnglong will be inked within a week.

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