Kohima, June 11 (NEx): Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) through a press release urged the Naga brothers to come forward in support of Karbi Peace Accord for the peaceful co-existence of all indigenous tribes living in the largest district of Assam.
Reacting to the claim of NSCN-IM of Karbi Anglong as Rengma Hills, the KSA President, Thangsing Timung said that it is a misconception and misinterpretation of lndian History.
Timung said, ‘After the recommendation of Simon Commission, the hills area (Karbi Anglong) was given different status under section 92 of the Government of India Act. 1935, Mikir Hills was placed under the “Partially Excluded Areas” which means the Govt of Assam had no jurisdiction over the Excluded areas which were administered under the special power of the Governor’.
Further, he said the NSCN-IM should know that the united Mikir and North Cachar Hills were created on November 17th, 1951 and the new district was formally created with some parts of the district of Sivasagar (now Golaghat), Nagoan, Cachar and united Khasi and Jayantia Hills district of present Meghalaya, he added.
The President said that the numbers of both elected and nominated representative are from Rengma community in Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council which is found in the political history of Karbi Anglong.
He also mentioned that Phenphiga Rengma is the existing Board Chairman of Youth & Sports Welfare Development under the administrative control of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council which clearly indicates that the strong brotherhood between the Karbis and Rengmas can never be intruded by any external force.
Earlier, the NSCN regarding the proposed formation of Karbi Anglong Automous Territorial Council (KAATC), mentioned that it would not accept alienation of Nagas’ ancestral land which is tantamount to undermining the spirit of the Indo-Naga political talks and that any agreement that victimize the Rengma Nagas would not be acceptable to the Nagas in general and to the NSCN in particular.