In this article, we will discuss Karbi Anglong Crisis (Brief Note). So, let’s get started.
Karbi Anglong Crisis
- Located in central Assam, Karbi Anglong is the state’s largest district and a melting pot of ethnicities and tribal groups — Karbi, Dimasa, Bodo, Kuki, Hmar, Tiwa, Garo, Man (Tai speakers), Rengma Naga. Its diversity also generated different outfits and fuelled an insurgency that did not allow the region to develop.
- The Karbis are a major ethnic group of Assam, dotted by several factions and splinters. The history of the Karbi group has been marked by killings, ethnic violence, abductions and taxation since the late 1980s.
- Insurgent groups of Karbi Anglong district like People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK), Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), etc. originated from the core demand of forming a separate state.
- Some of the other demands of the militant groups are:
- Inclusion of some areas into Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC),
- Reservation of seats for Scheduled Tribes,
- More powers to the council,
- Inclusion of Karbi language in the Eighth Schedule,
- Financial package of Rs 1,500 crore.
The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) is an autonomous district council, protected under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.