12 hrs Dima Hasao Bandh today
The Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF) have called 12 hours N.C.Hills Bandh, wef. 05:00am to 05:00 pm on the 6th of February, IPF Secretary Shri L. Hlima Keivom said that our long pending Demand of Immediate implementation of the Separate Autonomous District and a Separate Autonomous District Council Council (para 10, pg/4 and para 12, pg/4 respectively of the Task Force Report.). He also said, Our long pending Demand for Bifurcation of the District – one for the Non-Dimasa who comprise 67% of the total population of the District (as per the Report of the D.C., N.C. Hills on the census of 2001) and the other for the Dimasas, after the forcible change of the name of the district into Dima Hasao on 31st March 2010.
The Govt. of Assam constituted a Task Force under the chairmanship of Sri P.P. Varma, IAS (retd. Chief Secretary & the then Addl. Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Assam) in 2010 and the Task Force subsequently submitted its report on the 16th of November 2011 with the Recommendations for creation of a Separate Autonomous District and a Separate Autonomous District Council . However, even after the lapse of almost a decade since the submission of this Report, the above mentioned Recommendations of the Task Force are yet to be implemented said Keivom.
Bubun Dutta, Haflong, NE India