The gestation period of the formation of ‘galim’ is going to be over, which is all set to see the light of day before Christmas. The entire exercise of formation of galim, including its territory, has been kept secret. Meanwhile, certain important facts have come to light.
Fears over galim
People of the three adjoining States have been in the grip of fear-psychosis as these States — Assam, Manipur and Aruchal Pradesh — are going to lose a good chunk of their territory.
Meanwhile, in a show of blatant temerity, the gas have not only trespassed into lands well within the territory of Assam but they have also formed a new sub-division. The worst sufferers are the people of Golaghat, Sivasagar, Jorhat and Tinsukia districts living in areas near galand border.
Meanwhile, the NSCN (IM) members have been collecting tax from these helpless people, challenging the sovereignty of the government of India and running a parallel government. One cannot help pitying our State government which has failed to curb this evil design of ga militants.
We feel that the time is not far when they perhaps will claim the said districts. People living in the border are well aware of the fact that the State government can do pretty little to mitigate their sufferings. Recently, some members of NSCN (IM) were beaten up black and blue when they came to collect tax. The legislator of Mariani sat idle during the Congress regime, but now he is crying foul over the inertia shown by the ruling State government.
So, turmoil is in the offing once galim is created by curving out certain territories of the adjoining States
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Bamgaon, Biswath Chariali.