LAKHIMPUR: The Mising community organizations have fixed a deadline of three months to the State Government in order to yield a fruitful result with regard to the granting of constitutional status to the Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) by submitting the Cabinet Sub-Committee report to the Union Government. Otherwise, the organizations will initiate extensive, intensified democratic agitation programmes regarding the issue.
This was declared by the dignitaries of all Mising community organizations at a press conference held at North Lakhimpur Press Club on Monday. The Mising community organizations unanimously took this crucial decision in the Mising community convention held at Dipa of Gogamukh on Sunday under the auspices of Mising Bane Kebang (MBK) in association with other Mising community literary, cultural, student and women organizations, like Mising Agom Kebang (MAK), Mising Mimag Kebang (MMK), Mising Dirbi Kebang (MDK), Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK) and Takam Mising Mime Kebang (TMMK).
Addressing the press conference in order to declare the decision taken in the convention, Mising Bane Kebang president Paramananda Chayengiya, who is also the Chief Executive Member of the MAC, stated that the State Government had already formed a cabinet sub-committee with minister Chandra Mohan Patowary as chairperson in order to submit report regarding the granting of constitutional status to MAC along with Tiwa and Rabha autonomous councils.
“We demand the State Government to take immediate decision to resolve the issue, which is our long-pending demand. Regarding this, our community organizations have taken strong resolution and vowed to initiate intense stir unless an outcome is yielded within three months,” added Paramananda Chayengiya at the press conference which was held in the presence of MAC chairman Sunil Pegu, MBK general secretary Raju Medak and other dignitaries of the organizations.
Addressing the media persons, Paramananda Chayengiya further informed that the convention also took the resolution to build a foundation of agro-based economy for the development of the Mising community attracting the potent youth community towards scientific farming and crop cultivation. “With this mission, we want to stop importing, which has been going on in the State for years and increase the export of our agro-products to other States. So, the theme of the mission will be ‘reverse’, that is, export instead of import. In order to realize the mission, MAC will chalk out strategies to introduce post-harvest technology in order to benefit the farmers’ community so that their agro products can be stored for a long time and these products can be turned any other commercial products,” he asserted.
On the other hand, the convention took a further resolution to execute the recommendations of the decisions of the technical session on the Gogamukh Declaration-2015 regarding social and cultural reform in Mising community with some rectifications as suggested by the delegates of the event while holding detailed discussion over the subject matter. In this regard, the community will initiate a social reform movement with people’s opinion, as stated by the Bane Kebang president in the press meet.