GUWAHATI, Jan 3 � Concerned citizens and leaders of 25 civil, student and church organisations met at Diphu on Thursday and formed the Karbi Anglong Peace Forum, a press release received here stated. Over 80 participants attended the peace meeting, representing the Karbi Cultural Society, Karbi Lammet Amei, Karbi Human Rights Watch, All India Karbi National Assembly, Kuki Youth Organisation, Karbi Aron Barim Karkli Amei, Nihang Karbi Baptist Association, Karbi Anglong Baptist Convention, Presbyterian Church, Rongkimi, Karbi Riso Adarbar, Karbi Students and Youth Council, KNLF, Ex-UPDS, Karbi Reawakening Organisation, Karbi Unemployed Youth Association, Karbi Anglong United People�s Association, Karbi Farmers� Association, Karbi Nimso Chingthur Asong, PCF, KFS, VOCCJA, National Students� Union of India, Karbi Students� Association, HYDF, IYC and Cecilia Khozol (ActionAid India).
The Karbi Anglong Peace Forum is a conglomeration of organisations consisting of all the tribes and communities in Karbi Anglong. It has appealed to all sections of the society to maintain peace in Karbi Anglong and urged both the KPLT and the NRHPF to immediately end their strife so that villagers of both the Rengma and Karbi communities can return to their respective homes and live peacefully. The Peace Forum has decided to banish militant outfits if its appeal for peace goes unheeded.
The Karbi Anglong Peace Forum also urged the Government to provide relief materials to the affected villagers and adequate security in the sensitive areas. Taking note of the alleged fabricated newspaper reports, the Peace Forum has appealed to the media to refrain from publishing unsubstantiated news items, the release added.