Diphu, May 16 (EMN): On failure to respond towards the 15 days ultimatum served to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) by more than 24 organisations, a 24-hour has been called upon by the concerned organisations on May 19.
The organisations during a press conference held on May 16 Wednesday held at PHE (IB) in Diphu declared that series of protests would be launched following the May 19 bandh if no heed is given to the demands issued by the organisations.
The 24 hours protest will begin from May 19 (Saturday) from 5 am till May 20 5 am. This was informed by the United Karbi Students Association (UKSA) President Ratan Terang during the press conference.
Exemptions would be given to school and college examinations, water supplies, milk, electricity and Medical department.
Also, Terang informed that on failure to give importance even after the 24hrs bandh, the organisations would start bike rally, and in every constituencies rally will be organised and if the KAAC still fails to give importance to the demands then the organisations would go for torch light procession in all 26 MAC constituencies followed by series of other programs.
Terang said, the Chakma Autonomous Council has prepared their own electoral roll while the KAAC are not doing it so.
“We have been demanding the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) to prepare a new council Act and Rule under Para-2 sub para-7 (a&b) of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India and to prepare a new electoral roll under para-20 of the Sixth Schedule. Also we have been appeal many a times to fullfill our demands but the KAAC authority did not pay heed to our demands” said J.I Kathar, Adviser Sixth Schedule Implementation Committee (SSIC).
Kathar alleged that the public representative such as MP, MLAs and KAAC, CEM are silent over the issue.