From a Correspondent
HAMREN, Jan 17: Panic has gripped the Hindi-speaking and Bengali community people of Karbi Anglong autonomous district after alleged publication of news in a section of Guwahati-based newspapers regarding issue of ‘fil ultimatum’ by the People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK) and two other groups - Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO) and tiol Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT). The outfits have asked the two communities to quit Kamatapur, Tripura state and Karbi Anglong autonomous district of Assam within March 31.
Quoting the joint press release of the organizations, the newspapers stated that the outfits had severely criticized Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal for his alleged pro-Bengali Hindu stance. The outfits warned that after the dateline both the communities would have to face ‘the gravest of the grave’ situation. The press release was signed by KLO chairman Jiban Sing Koch, PDCK chairman JK Lijang and NLPT organizing secretary Sengphui Borok.
The three organizations claimed that both the communities had created demographic threat to the tribal community of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, the other autonomous Sixth Schedule district of Assam. The three organizations issued their notice on January 2 and after this the ultimatum.
On Tuesday, Karbi Anglong district unit of All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong seeking immediate government intervention for ensuring safety and security for both the communities in the troubled area. The AABYSF said that Bengalis and Hindi-speaking people who have been living in this place since creation of the autonomous region, had always maintained cordial relation with all tribal communities and they did not deserve such hostility.
AABYSF leaders submitted a memorandum to ADC Junumoni Sonowal on Tuesday.