DIPHU, March 31 - The Karbi Anglong district administration held discussions with the leaders of various social organisations and senior citizens at Diphu Circuit House here on Thursday on militant organisations� quit ultimatum served on Bengali and Hindi-speaking communities and how to defy it.
The district administration suggested to the organisations as how to check the untoward incidents and restore peace by building up confidence among the people. Chairman of Joint Action Coordination Committee of Autonomous State, Kharsing Teron said that incidents of violence occur from time to time as there are groups creating disturbances.
�The Central as well as State governments should be sincere enough to end the problems created by the extremist organisations. It has been seen that for Karbi Longri and NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), in ceasefire with the Central government for over six years now, process of negotiation is still on. JACAS, another militant organisation had been invited for several rounds of talks, but now it has been discontinued. The accord with the UPDS is still to be implemented. The delaying tactics of the government have created more complicated issues. The government should be able to build up confidence among the people and find solutions to various issues,� Teron said.
While talking about border disputes, Teron blamed the Assam government for not being serious enough to solve the inter-State and inter-district border problems of Karbi Anglong. It is for the Central government to implement or not to implement but the district administration should apprise the State government about the demands of the district, Teron added.
Since people of Karbi Anglong are peace loving, there is no question of harming other communities. The activities of extremist organisations cannot be linked to the day-to-day activities of the common people, said Teron.
Rajendra Kramsa, president, Karbi Students & Youth Council also said that some extremists have been trying to create disturbances in the district as well as in the State. �Militants are militants, they have no religion, caste or community and their violent activities can not be acceptable to all. The people of Karbi Anglong have been maintaining peace and will continue doing so,� said Kramsa.
Saising Rongpi and Phenpiga H Rengma, president, Rengma Naga Students� Union also gave suggestions as to how trust among people can be built.
Dr GV Siva Prasad, Superintendent of Police, Karbi Anglong assured the oganisations of maintaining law and order in the district. He revealed that police personnel need to be deployed at some interior hamlets. Meanwhile, he said that required number of armed forces will arrive within 24 hours. He sought the cooperation from all sections of people to prevent untoward incidents.
Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan, who chaired the meeting, sought collective support from all sections of people. He said that all information have been given to State government for necessary security arrangements. He also said since terrorists have no religion, caste or community, they can create violence anywhere.
He said the activities of any extremist organisation trying to create violence should be rejected. Section 144 CrPC has been imposed in the district to discourage assembling of groups and holding of meetings, he added. The district administration is working for peace and harmony and cooperation of public is needed, he said. It may be mentioned here that the meeting was convened in the wake of a warning and ultimatum given by three extremist outfits, Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO), National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and People�s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK) against the Bengali and Hindi-speaking communities to quit Kamatapur, Karbi Anglong and Tripura by March 31, 2017.