Guwahati, Oct 17: A week after the central government signed a peace accord with the two factions of the Dimasa militant outfit, Dima Halam Daogah (DHD), a new militant outfit has surfaced in the troubled Dima Hasao district of Assam.
This became known after the outfit christened as Dima Jadi Naiso Army (DJNA) circulated a press communique to a section of local media recently.
The communique, signed by its self-styled chairman Bhaipa Dimasa, “commander-in-chief” Jering Dimasa and secretary Rinjen Dimasa claimed that the outfit was formed Sep 25 this year to fight for a separate state for the Dimasa ethnic group called Dimaraji.
Dima Hasao district Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Mahanta confirmed this to IANS and said that police have already registered a case against the new militant outfit.
“This is the handiwork of a small group basically aimed at extortion. The outfit is yet to carry out any activity so far. However, we have registered a case against them,” said Mahanta while talking to IANS Wednesday.
“We are trying to identify the cadres of the outfit and locate them,” said Mahanta.
On Oct 8, the two factions of Dima Halom Daogah (DHD) – one headed by Dilip Nunisa and the other by Jewel Garlosa – signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) with the central and Assam governments, initiating a new era of peace in the troubled hill district.
The newly floated DJNA also said in the communique that it will work for unification of all Dimasa-Kachari inhabited areas of the northeast and to bring them under one umbrella.