11 communities to fight against inclusion of Changlang district

Very strange to read that Yobins also were present at the meeting but then the name of Vijoynagar Circle did not show up. The news release at the Assam Sentinel (4 Dec 2017).


BORDUMSA, Dec 4: While Assam has been relentlessly fighting tooth and nail against the inclusion of a portion of Assam in the proposed Greater Nagalim, Bordumsa in Changlang District of the neighbouring State of Arunachal Pradesh too has been gearing up to protest against the decision of the Central Government in implementation of Article 371(A).

In a meeting, on Monday, at the auditorium of the Singpho Heritage Centre in Bordumsa, various tribes including the Singphos, Khamtis, Ahoms, Deoris, Chakmas, Hazong, Sonowal Kacharis, Yobins, Adivasis and Gorkhas unanimously resolved to unitedly resist the Centre’s move to implement Article 371(A) in the non-Naga inhabited areas of the district.

Meanwhile, pointing a finger at the role of the BJP-led Government in Arunachal Pradesh, the protestors terming it a "mute spectator" for not initiating steps to intervene to this effect. The meeting resolved to form a committee to spearhead the movement resisting the implementation of the mentioned Article of the Indian Constitution in Changlang District.

Demanding to make public the ‘Naga Framework Agreement’ between the GOI and the NSCN (IM) public, the public meeting also decided to send representation to the State and Central Government apprising it of the "true demography, culture, tradition and geography of the Changlang District inhabited by the non-Nagas.

The speakers hailing from various locations including Miao, Bordumsa, and Diyun among others vehemently lambasted the Centre and the Arunachal Government’s move for implementation of the Naga Accord without disclosing the ‘framework’ as yet, and pointed out that it would severely dismantle the peace and stability of Changlang District. The organisations expressed surprise as to how such a decision could be taken unilaterally and without taking into consideration the ethnicity, culture, tradition and geography of the affected area.

Presiding over the meeting convened at the initiative of Jowkhong Singpho, ZPC Changlang, along with the others former Minister of Arunachal Pradesh CC Singpho remarked: "We would rather shed our blood than to extend our meek submission to the Article 371(A) ceding our territory to the Nagas’.

Among the speakers were State Secretary BJP Mayong Maio, Bordumsa ZPM Tongko Singpho, Romesh Gogoi of the Yuba Morcha, Lititso Yobin, Mukut Deori, Chaw Pingyak Singpho and Chairman of the Bordumsa Anchal Samity Sindu Nong Singpho.

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