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HONG KONG-From Stalemate to Cessation

ASSAM Sharpening of Carving Knives A GOOD harvest has somewhat eased the food situation and rice is now available in the market. The reorganisation issue, however, continues to dominate the State's politics. It is not the hill areas alone which are restive; even the valley is split along ethnical lines. The Tai-Mon- goliya Prisad, a body of young men belonging to the Ahom community, is agitating for a Mongolian State to be constituted of the upper Assam districts of Sibsagar and Lakhimpur. The Plains Tribal Council of Assam, a political body of recent origin, is demanding a Bodo autonomous unit within Assam comprising of the areas of north Goalpara, north Kam- rup and Darrang. Another organisation, of the Miris in the Lakhimpur district, called Bane Kebang, is agitating for a separate Miri unit within the proposed reorganised structure.
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