TURA, June 5 - The fight for securing the rehabilitation of the rebels belonging to the now disbanded breakaway faction of A�chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC-B) has resumed with its leaders rejecting the Meghalaya Government�s claim of providing rehabilitation package to 18 of its former cadres.
The former militants have been at loggerheads with the government on the question of rehabilitation with both parities making contrasting claims.
In a release, Deepan Momin, secretary of Achik Matgrik, a social group, said, �It looks like government has sanctioned our packages to other militants.�
Momin said that if the Government�s claims are true they should disclose the names of the selected members of the ANVC-B. �The government has not submitted the list of eligible cadres despite our request. We could not forward the account numbers of our cadres till now because the government did not give us the list of selected cadres�, Momin added.
�Who are these cadres? Government must come clean on the names of these cadres and also justify why they are not maintaining transparency on the packages to our cadres when Centre has already sanctioned it,� he asked.
Stating that 51 cadres of the disbanded United A�chik Liberation Army (UALA) were given Rs 2.5 lakh each as rehabilitation package, Momin expressed concern that the sanctioned fund for ANVC-B was given to UALA cadres.
Momin said that while ANVC cadres were given Rs 1.5 lakh rehabilitation package, UALA cadres were given Rs 2.5 lakh each. He asserted that the former cadres of the outfit will fight for their rights.