ADSU urges PM for amicable solution to Dimaraji issue
From a Correspondent
Haflong, January 20: The All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU) submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday at Borjhar Airport when he was returning from Guwahati.
The memorandum signed by ADSU president Prafulla Hapila and others urged upon the Prime Minister to take initiative for tripartite talk with ADSU and other Dimasa civil bodies for amicable solution to the decade-old Dimaraji issue and other grievances.
The ADSU demanded separate Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha and to increase the legislative seats for Dima Hasao district considering the 99 per cent geographical hilly terrain condition. They also demanded students’ hostel for Dimasa students in New Delhi and all district headquarter of Assam, Kohima and Dimapur; and to establish ethnic youth development centre in the me of ‘Dilaubra Sangibra Smaturaoni Nodrang’ at Haflong as well as establishment of Dimasa Culture and Language Research Centre.
ADSU in its memorandum also sought full autonomy of fince budgeting, planning and direct funding with special mention without interference by the State Government of Assam and immediate implementation of MoS signed between Government of India, Government of Assam and DHD.
The memorandum too included a demand in the field of sports; where establishment for SAI complex at Maibang and sports development infrastructure in Dimasa-inhabited areas including Diyungbra, Dhansiri, Lanka and Joypur was raised.
Assam University campus at Haflong and an engineering and medical college in Dima Hasao district were also demanded. In the concluding point of ADSU’s memorandum, a smart city at Maibang - a capital of ancient Dimasa Kingdom was demanded. The ADSU along with Dimasa Students’ Union (DSU) and Dimasa Students’ Community, Guwahati also submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Modi opposing proposed declaration of Scheduled Tribes (Hills) to the Scheduled Tribes (Plain) during his day-long visit to the State.