Silchar, Sept. 28: The final round of the tripartite talks between Delhi, Dispur and the Dilip Nunisa faction of Dima Halam Daogah, which began in New Delhi yesterday, is poised for an amicable settlement.
Dilip Nunisa, chairman of the outfit, told The Telegraph over phone from New Delhi today that the peace accord was expected to be signed next week.
A senior home ministry official said the draft memorandum of settlement had been sent for cabinet approval. “The cabinet committee on security approves any final MoS before it is signed by the government and the rebel groups,” he said.
An eight-member delegation of the group, including Nunisa and commander-in-chief of Dima army Pranab Nunisa, are now in Delhi for the final round of discussions. The talks have been underway since 2003.
Sources in Haflong said the two crucial points of the peace accord would be the nomenclature of the proposed territorial council as Dimaraji and inclusion of 94 Dimasa-majority villages spread over Cachar, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts in the Dima Hasao area.
All the three sides have reportedly agreed on the major points of the peace treaty.
Today is the second day of the two-day bandh in Dima Hasao district called by the Indigenous People’s Forum, demanding the bifurcation of the district into two separate districts and the formation of two territorial councils for development. Security forces today fired a few rounds in the air to prevent clashes between various communities in Haflong.