FROM A CORRESPONDENT
HAFLONG, March 11: The Hill State Demand Council on Tuesday formed a co-ordition committee--Dima Hasao Co-ordition council of Hill State Demand Council-at Haflong to carry forward the movement of Karbi Anglong-Dima Hasao statehood demand.
The coordition committee was formed in a meeting of the Hill State Demand Council held on Tuesday in the premises of HSDP office, Haflong.
The general meeting was presided over by Kebaron iding, President of Hill State Democratic Party (HSDP), Dima Hasao Committee and member of Central Working Council of Hill State Demand Council (HSDC).
The meeting was attended by the senior leaders such as former MP Jayanta Rongpi, former MLA Holiram Terang, Robin Teron, president of Karbi Students' Association (KSA) besides the members of central working Council of Hill State Demand Council (HSDC) including Robin Tisso, Mayasing Daulagupu and Palan Chandra Warisa.
Apart from them, hundreds of movement leaders and cadres irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion from different parts of Dima Hasao district attended the meeting.
In the meeting, Dr. Rongpi and Terang stressed the need for reconciliation and unity among the brothers and sisters of the twin hill district to strive hard for the statehood movement so as to eble its self-autonomy for the all round development in the days to come.
They also criticized the repression of both state and Central governments on the rights of these twin hill districts and appeal to tackle the problems faced by the hill people in their daily life.
After prolonged discussion, the meeting decided to form the Dima Hasao Co-ordition Council of Hill State Demand Council (HSDC) with Mayasing Daulagupu and Kebaron iding as conveners, Dinendra Johori as Secretary.
The meeting also condemned the 'bias act' of the Centre especially scrapping of special category to the Sixth Schedule Area of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao in the ongoing budget session of the Parliament.
Further the house also strongly demand for the withdrawal of Land Bill passed in the Lok Sabha.
The meeting also decided to hold first council meeting on March 20 next in the HSDP office at Haflong to chalk out its organizatiol programme to carry forward the political movement in the rural areas of the two districts for the strengthening the council.