DWS staged Dharna at Haflong against CAB, PR System

Haflong, November 25, 2019 : To register protest against implementation of Panchayati Raj system, setting up of Post NRC Detention Camp in Dima Hasao and Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 (CAB), the Dimasa Womens’ Society staged dharna infront of the DC Office, Haflong on the 25th November 2019 from 10.00 AM.
In this connection, they submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi through the Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao at Haflong.
The memorandum stated that the issues like implementation of Panchayat Raj system in the district, setting up of Post NRC detention camp and the proposed CAB in the country are highlighted in different electronic and print media, for which people of Dima Hasao district are in apprehension considering the consequences of the situation. As such, they staged dharna democratically infront of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Haflong, Dima Hasao on the 25th of November 2019 from 10.00 AM onwards so as to register their protest against implementation of Panchayati Raj system, setting up of Post NRC Detention Camp in Dima Hasao and Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 (CAB) in the interest of general people of Dima Hasao district.
The DWS also said that with the implementation of the aforesaid system and setting up of the camp besides passing CAB 2016, there is an ample possibility of affecting peace and development of our beautiful and peaceful Dima Hasao district mostly populated by simple living tribal communities in the days to come. Similarly, rural economy of tiny district like Dima Hasao with limited population is fear of having impact with the influx of outsiders, following the implementation of CAB in the country.
They, further, mention that functioning of Panchayati raj system in Dima Hasao would certainly reduce the power of Sixth Schedule to the constitution of India, which is considered as Mini constitution. Hence, it may be questioned that with the implementation of Panchayati Raj in sixth schedule areas which is a kind of local self-government functioning non-schedule areas of the state, the system would have a collision with Autonomous Councils under sixth schedule areas, as the councils are also the powerful local self government being implemented in the areas.