controversial issue on the Kora Korang Met with a Public Hearing
The issue pertaining to the controversial settlement of which district Kora/Korang circle would fall under, the Hage Tari Committee (HTC), comprising East Siang DC Dr Kinny Singh and former Lower Siang DC AK Singh as members, on Tuesday conducted public hearings at four villages in Kora/Korang circle.
In the presence of the SPs of East Siang and Lower Siang districts, The public hearings were held at Kora/Korang, Mane, Sido, and Liping villages under full security to avoid uncertainty and unprecedented calamities.
The Team SPACE had a telephonic conversation with a denizen of East Siang and was informed that the hearings began at Mane village, and then continued at Kora/Korang, Sido, and Liping. Several netizens envisage a peaceful settlement of the issue since both the communities have been residing cordially since time immemorial at the Kora termed by the Galos or the Korang by the Adis.
The Hage Tari Committee was constituted by the state government after the group of ministers (GoM) led by Kamlung Mossang, Dr Mohesh Chai and Bamang Felix failed to conduct any public hearing in 2017. However, the GoM managed to make Lower Siang district functional in September 2017. The HTC will submit its hearing report to the state government for further action to restore the deadlock.
The erstwhile Kora-korang circle of East Siang is now fueling into the controversial debate after the creation of Lower Siang District since the region has inhabitants of both the Galo and Adi tribes since antiquity. Reportedly, the convoy carrying the HTC members was attacked by unknown miscreants on their return at Ledum village. Two vehicles, including a Mahindra Scorpio and a Tata pickup truck, were reportedly damaged. However, the officials and members of the Galo community who were in the vehicles escaped unhurt.
The Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) lodged an FIR against two miscreants at the Ruksin police station condemning the stone-pelting incident.
“The ABK strongly condemns the unlawful act which has damaged vehicles of both Adi and Galo community members. I seek immediate action on behalf of the injured communities (Adi as well as Galo) and I request your office to take immediate action against the above-mentioned miscreants,” the ABK stated in its FIR.
Leaders and representatives from both the communities appealed for a peaceful solution and encourage harmony to prevail among the tribes.
More updates are awaited.
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