Wednesday, October 10, 2012


GUWAHATI: Monday's tripartite agreement among the two factions of the Dima Halom Daogah (DHD) — DHD (Nunisa) and DHD (Jewel) — the Centre and the state government is aimed at bringing back peace in the troubled hill district of Dima Hasao. But security agencies think the rivalry between the two factions, which has been one of the causes of bloodshed, is unlikely to subside.

"The rivalry will not go away. The two factions will now be fighting each other to take control of the autonomous council," a source said.

Security agencies are also critical of militant outfits like DHD (Jewel) — which has been charged by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the CBI of siphoning off development funds to buy weapons and stage war against the country — now seeking general amnesty by signing peace accords. "Peace talks are an effective way for militants to getting out of legal entanglements and this has been the case with many militant outfits in peace process," the source added.

Security agencies also pointed out that a third factor that has a major stake in maintaining peace in the hill district. "One-third of the population of Dima Hasao district comprises non-Dimasa tribal groups, which include Nagas, Kukis and Hmars, principally. All these groups owe allegiance to different militant groups like NSCN, Kuki and Hmar outfits. The memorandum of settlement (MoS) provides for equal benefits to the non-Dimasa tribal groups," the source said.

In the past, the district has seen several bloody ethnic clashes between the various tribal groups residing here. Considering the delicate situation in the district, the MoS has made adequate provisions to keep all sides well balanced.

According to the MoS signed with both the DHD factions, the Rs 200-cr economic package announced will benefit all the communities in the district while increase in the strength of the territorial council will ensure suitable representation of all sections. Besides, the provision for setting up village-level councils for devolution of powers to the grassroots will benefit the non-Dimasa tribals as much as the Dimasas. The MoS specifically states that the heritage sites of non-Dimasa indigenous tribals are to be preserved and maintained.

1 comment:

  1. The Dima hasao Territorial council hass been signed with the support of state government. Now in the above article it has been pointed out that DHD both faction will be fighting will be fighting for holdin the power of the council. If this happen wat will be the condition of the beautiful district? And the student study abord frm the district.? Let not give a chance to happen this incident!! And make a peace in in district for the future upcoming leader...