HAFLONG, Sept 1 - Dilip Nunisa, former, chairman, Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) who had signed an agreement with the Governments of India and Assam on October 8, 2012 in New Delhi has expressed serious concern over the delay in rehabilitation of DHD cadres allegedly due to the indifferent attitude of both the Central and the State Governments.
Nunisa said that an MoS was signed between the Government of India, Assam and DHD way back in 2012, but even after the lapse of five years, no single step was taken by the Government of India or Assam for the rehabilitation of former DHD cadres. But still they have been taking initiatives from their own for self rehabilitation without the support of the State Government. They had applied for financial assistance from the Centre on September 24, 2014 through Sarbananda Sonowal, the then Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India at Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi. Now it needs a forwarding letter from the State Government, but that has remained pending at the Dispur Secretariat since 2015. As the chairman of the Dimasa Dairy Cooperative Society Ltd, he has been following up this project. For this, Nunisa wrote a letter to the Prime Minister recently requesting him to interfere so as to release their file from the State in the greater interest the former cadres as well as the people of Dima Hasao district.
Nunisa further said that it was shameful to inform that in spite of repeated requests to Assam ministers and the officials since 2015, delaying practices are going on. �I was an armed struggle leader fighting for a separate Dimaraji State within the Indian Union and was convinced to come back for dialogue democratically but now there is nothing but betrayal. For a small project, I have to go to door-to-door and there is no result�.