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Adivasi Civil Bodies Accord Warm Welcome To MoS Signatories

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HT Bureau

DIPHU, Sept 19: The civil bodies of the Adivasi community gave a rousing welcome to the signatories of the tripartite tribal peace accord that was signed by the eight tribal militant organisations with the Central and State government on September 15 last.

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The eight organisations include the All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA), Adivasi Cobra Militant of Assam (ACMA), Birsa Commando Force (BCF), Santhal Tiger Force (STF) and Adivasi People’s Army (APA).

The homecoming programme was organised by the All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA), Karbi Anglong District Committee and Peace Movement Committee. More than 1,000 Adavisi people including men and women, youth and children participated in the rally taken out to welcome the peace signatories.

The leaders of the Adivasi militant organisations, who were signatories of the peace accord along with other ranks and files and cadres were escorted in a decorated vehicle and moved in procession from Lahorijan gate to Deopani, Sarupathar, Nawjan and culminated at AANLA designated camp at Chungajan.

The whole procession witnessed joy and merriment with the beating of drums and other musical instruments accompanied with dance by the Adivasis.

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The clauses mentioned in the MoS agreement include setting up of Adivasi Welfare & Development Council by the government of Assam with the objective of fulfilling the political, economic and educational aspirations; protecting, preserving and promoting social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic indemnities and ensuring accelerated and focused development of the Adivasi inhabited villages and areas as well as tea gardens all over the state. The inclusion of Adivasi community in the Schedule Tribe, reservation in education and employment, rehabilitation and resettlement of armed cadres, compensation to victims of ethnic violence, protection of land rights of Adivasi community, welfare of tea garden workers, promotion of culture, language and customs of Adivasi people and special development package was also stated in the MoS. A joint monitoring committee will also be constituted in this regard.

The chairman, AANLA, Dipen Nayak said it was under the initiative taken by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma that the peace accord was possible and thanked the Govt of Assam.

“During the signing of the peace accord the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has assured us that all the clauses in the MoS accord for the all round development of Adivasi people will be implemented letter and spirit and we have high hope for him,” Nayak said.

The signatories in the peace accord include chairman, BCF, Durga Hasda; chairman, ACMA, Ashim Hasda; chairman, AANLA, Dipen Nayak; chairman, APA, Mandal Hasda; chairman, STF, Perseus Hembrom; chairman, AANLA (Faction Group), Amrit Beck; chairman, BCF (Badal Tudu), Tirku Tudu and general secretary, ACMA (Faction Group) Sinesh Hembrom.

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