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Former DHD cadres threaten stir

By Correspondent

HAFLONG, Dec 20 - Cadres of the former Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) have threatened to take to the path of agitation in protest against the delaying attitude of both the Central and State governments in implementing the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) even after elapse of several years of signing along the dotted line, disclosed DilipNunisa, former DHD chairman at Halali Raji, Dibarai here today.

The former DHD cadres along with well-wishers had organised a get-together wherein more than 300 cadres from different parts of Dima Hasao took part along with former DHD leaders like Jewel @Mihir Gorlosa, who is also a member of the NC Hills Autonomous Council.

Speaking on the occasion, Mihir Gorlosa explained how the Central and State governments had been discriminating against the people of Dima Hasao, when compared to other parts of the State.

In case of funds too, the NC Hills Autonomous Council is being deprived, whereas the State Government is collecting revenue from NEEPCO, besides from mines and other mineral products of Dima Hasao.

He said the MoS was signed on October 8, 2012. But even after repeated persuasion by former DHD leaders, not a single clause of the MoS was implemented, following which the former DHD cadres have lost confidence on the Government.

Attending the function, Jadikhe Naisho Hosom, i.e., Dimasa apex body president Kailen Daolagupu said the people of Dima Hasao have always been neglected by the governments for reasons best known to them.

For example, though power is being generated here, but the people of Dima Hasao have always suffered silently due to erratic power supply over the years. In case of revenue too, the N C Hills Autonomous Council is being paid nothing, whereas both the State governments of Meghalaya and Assam get 6% each against the generation of electricity by NEEPCO at Umrangso in Dima Hasao.

Talking to this Correspondent, Dilip Nunisa said that the former cadres who have lost confidence on the governments for their delaying attitude are of the opinion that there was no other option left for them but to launch a strong agitation against the respective governments.

He also warned that the Halali Progressive Welfare Society could not be held responsible if its cadres take any other path of agitation for immediate implementation of the MoS.

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