Several organisations on Monday organized a sit-in demonstration in Tinsukia as a protest against the framework agreement signed between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M) and hike in prices of essential commodities.
The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJUCP), Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), All Moran Students’ Union (AMSU) and All Tai Ahom Students’ Union (ATASU) were among the organisations who participated in the protest demanding the Centre to make the agreement public.
The Centre and the NSCN (I-M) are negotiating a solution to the Naga problem since 1997.
The two parties signed a framework agreement on August 3, 2015.
There have been various media reports on the agreement but the Centre has not come out with a clear answer to remove the misgivings surrounding it.
“We strongly oppose the framework agreement as there have been reports that Assam will lose land through it. Why the Centre is unwilling to make the framework agreement public? We demand the Centre to make the agreement public immediately,” said an AJYCP leader.