Thursday, January 22, 2009

Taniland outfit in culmination?Orders ban on illegal logging

DIBRUGARH,JAN 22:In what may be a sensational news for the Tani groups of people,an outfit claiming to be the organisation of National Liberation Council of Taniland(NLCT),has issued ban order on illegal logging along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh belt wtih immediate effect,reported in the The Assam Tribune in its previous day's edition,which is also NE India's most widely circulated daily, under a brief heading named "Illegal logging" in the front page's News Capsule.As stated in the daily,the outfit in a faxed press released stated to be irked due to the unabated illegal logging in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border by some vested interests and money mongers and expressed concerned over the loss of forest resources and degrading ecological imbalance in the region.The organisational detail or leadership of NLCT is ,however,not known so far.

This seemed to be the first ever press release of the outfit and though ban order is an austere expression over the significant forest resources,if logging continues,however,hasn't accompanied any consequences .

The news of such outfit has sparked an awe astonishment as well as curiousness among some section of readers,especially among the Mising tribe, whose sizeable chunk of population inhabits along the Assam-Arunachal border and the tribe too belong to Tani groups of people.It is noteworthy that last year Gegong Apang,former chief minister and senior Congress leader of Arunachal Pradesh,was accused of instigating hundreds of youths for demonstration in New Delhi to demand Taniland or autonomous council by other Congress leaders in Arunachal Pradesh.The Tani groups are Mongoloid people who are variedly known as Adi,Nyishi,Galo,Bangni,Apa,Tagin,Hill Miri in Arunachal Pradesh and Mising in Assam of India as well as Luoba in China,who lives along the frontier of India.
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