GUWAHATI, June 3 � The North Cachar Hills Indigenous Students Forum on Wednesday appealed to the Government for the bifurcation of the North Cachar Hills district into two autonomous districts under Articles 3(C) of 244 (2) and 275(1) of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of the country to prevent further ethnic clash in the hills district.
The student body, while slamming the declaration of the hills district as Dima Hasao district as arbitrary and biased, stated that this step has reduced the non-Dimasa indigenous communities to the position of foreigners. Describing the move as a bad precedent to democracy and an act of surrender to terror tactics of Dimasa militants, the student body said that the Government should not have gone out of the way to appease one particular community.
The student body said that the Dimasas have been harbouring a devious plan to drive out all the other indigenous communities who were the earliest settlers in the district and after renaming of the district the design has got added momentum.
�The prospect of survival of the non-Dimasas in the officially declared Dimasa district is practically nil,� said the student body reiterating that the only solution to the vexed problem is bifurcation. It also alleged that the ultimate aim of the Dimasas is to secede from Assam and Dima Hasao is the first step towards this nefarious design.