HAFLONG, Jan 20 - The All Dimasa Students� Union (ADSU) submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar, Guwahati when he was returning to New Delhi on Tuesday.
The memorandum, signed by ADSU president Prafulla Hapila and others, urged upon the Prime Minister to take initiative for tripartite talks with the ADSU and other Dimasa civil bodies for amicable solution of decade-old Dimaraji issue and other grievances.
The ADSU demanded a separate Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha and increase of legislative seats in the Dima Hasao district. They also demanded a hostel for Dimasa students in New Delhi and all district headquarters of Assam, besides at Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland. The memorandum also sought an ethnic youth development centre in the style of �Dilaubra Sangibra Smaturaoni Nodrang� at Haflong, besides a �Dimasa Culture and Language Research Centre�.
The ADSU also sought full autonomy without the interference of the Government of Assam and immediate implementation of the agreements signed among the Government of India, Government of Assam and the DHD.
The memorandum also demanded establishment of a SAI complex at Maibang and a campus of the Assam University at Haflong as also an engineering college and a medical college in the district. The student body also urged the Prime Minister to develop Maibong, the capital of ancient Dimasa Kingdom, as a smart city.
The ADSU along with the Dimasa Students� Union and Dimasa Students� Community, Guwahati also submitted a memorandum to Modi opposing the ST (Hills) status to the Bodos living in the hill districts.