DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 27: The NSCN (IM) has warned the Centre and the Assam government not to allow the interest of Kukis or Karbis to override the interest of Rengma people, while maintaining that the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Assam has created unpleasant situation in the Rengma Naga Hills of Assam.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Joseph Rengma, a ‘kilonser’ in NSCN (IM) and ‘supremo’ of Naga Rengma Hills National Workers’, said that the proposal of Assam government to create Kuki Regional Autonomous Council “to appease the Kuki militants” has come as a big surprise.
“This is certain to collide with the interest of the original indigenous inhabitants, the Rengma people. Significantly, the Rengma National Workers have taken a strong exception to this unjustified proposal, and this will certainly heat up the political climate in Rengma Hills as Rengma people will never allow Kuki Regional Autonomous Council to be set up in their lands.
“We are also particularly against the memorandum submitted by Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Karbi-Anglong, Tuliram Ronghang to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to implement Article 244 (A) to upgrade to the level of statehood. This is totally not in the interest of the son of the soil,” the statement read.
It asserted that the Assam government and the Centre should not take hasty decision, lest more problems crop up.
“As witnessed across the other parts of the world, when history is not respected revolutionary uprising follows. This is the natural repercussion when wrong is done to the people whose historical and political rights are wilfully denied,” read the statement. (Page News Service)