HAFLONG, Dec 20 – The Autonomous State Demand Committee has condemned the State Government for playing with the sentiments of the people of NC Hills and reiterated that grant of autonomous statehood under the provision of Article 244 (A) was the only solution that can stabilise democracy and peace in North Cachar Hills, a joint press release of Dimasa Students’ Union andAutonomous State Demand Committee received here today said.
The release maintained that it was dangerous for the people of NC Hills to trust the present Congress leadership at Dispur and unless people achieve a self rule under Article- 244(A), political interference of Dispur will never end, they maintained.
The State ruling party was playing a cat and mouse game with the people of NC Hills by declaring the proceedings of the December 14 and 15, special session of the NC HillsAutonomous Council null and void. This proved that the present form of autonomy given to the NC Hills people is meaningless.
The ruling Congress party did everything, including victimizing the then CEM Mohet Hojai in a carefully planned conspiracy, to destabilize the overwhelming mandated ASDC-BJP executive committee till the Council was kept under suspended animation to facilitate “horse trading”. Not satisfied with that, the State ruling party is now embarrassing its own party men by declaring the NC HillsAutonomous Council Session “Illegal”.
It was not possible that the Congress leaders would go ahead with summoning of the special session without the knowledge and consent of the high command. The Congress high command knew that the matter of suspension of NC HillsAutonomous Council was pending in the Gauhati High Court. It also knew that the suspension order has to be vacated before the special session could be summoned. In spite of all these facts, the ruling party was desperate for political power and went ahead with the special session which ended in a farce.
Those who betrayed the people’s mandate leaving the ASDC to join the Congress leadership are not trustworthy. It is therefore dangerous to leave the future of NC Hills in their slippery hands, the release added.