PCPIA demands peace in NC Hills

GUWAHATI, July 17 : The People’s Committee for Peace Initiatives in Assam (PCPIA) today staged a sit-in demonstration at Lakhidhar Bora Khetra in Guwahati to demand a pro-active role on the part of the Asom Government towards restoring peace in the violence-torn NC Hills.

Much blood has been shed and many lives have been lost in the ethnic clashes between the Dimasa and Zemei Naga tribes in NC Hills. There have been repeated demands that the Government should take up measures to re-establish law and order in the region and to ensure the safety of the people. PCPI has also added its voice to these demands. Zemei Council member Y Zemei said "Dimasas and Zemes have been living as brothers and sisters since time immemorial and would continue to live as brothers even in future. Militant groups operating in the district are responsible for instigating violence. All differences have to be sorted out amicably and the Government should broker peace and promote goodwill among the two communities."

Besides several members of Moran, Deori and Dimasa Students’ Union, AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharjee and general secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi, PCPIA leaders Lacit Bordoloi and Dilip Patgiri and MASS chairman Bubumoni Goswami also took prt in the sit-in demonstration.