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Ex-militants allege government for not honouring agreement

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, March 14: The members of the now disbanded, ANVC (B) today alleged that the state government has not honoured the Agreement of the Text Settlement in spirit and mind. In a statement issued here today, the ex political secretary, ANVC (B), Fentom Sangma said, “Cold attitude and negligence of the political leaders is discouraging the cadres to stay on.” Sangma also said that not providing rehabilitation packages to the disbanded cadres may create rift among its members. “If anyone noticed, Chief Minister did not assure rehabilitation packages to the cadres during the disbanding ceremony,” Sangma added. Sangma also alleged that court summons is slapped on many senior cadres while others are apprehended on minor pretext instilling doubt and insecurity among many. The former political secretary said that the youths, who were enthusiastic to come to mainstream are now disappointed with the delay and attitude of the government. “None of the political leaders showed any concern. During disbanding ceremony, religious leaders and chief minister spoke in tandem making big publicity but in reality nobody bothers,” Sangma said. Sangma also said that religious leaders and other civil society groups must work for a right cause instead of turning blind eye to the reality. It may be mentioned that the agreed text of settlement was signed on September 24, last year and the ANVC and ANVC (B) was subsequently disbanded.

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