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The Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee, MARDC submitted a memorandum to the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu demanding its long-pending demand for the creation of Mon Autonomous Region.
According to the MARDC, the 17-year-old demand for creation of the Mon Autonomous Region, which started in 2003, is still pending before the Government of India despite the State Assembly passing a resolution in this regard a year later.
The MARDC convened a meeting of the eminent personalities of the twin districts of Tawang and West Kameng district here at Tawang. Participants in the meeting exhorted strong views of the extreme necessity of the Mon Autonomous Region and expressed extreme displeasure over the inordinate delay of the Government in granting the Autonomous Region.
Urging immediate creation of the Autonomous Region, it was decided in the meeting to pursue the same vehemently with the State Government and the Government of India.
The decision was also taken to immediately revive various committees of the Mon Autonomous Demand Committee both in Tawang and West Kameng district and start launching various activities related to the issue in the twin districts of Tawang and West Kameng on a fixed timeline basis.
The speakers in the meeting also emphasized to have tripartite talks of the Demand Committee with the State Government and the Centre at the earliest for the creation of the proposed Autonomous Region.
The meeting then finalized a memorandum requesting the State Government to take up the long pending demand of Mon Autonomous Region. The memorandum was later presented to the Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
The apex organization of the Monpa community discussed several other issues pertaining to the creation of the Mon Autonomous Region.
The meeting, held under the aegis of Monpa Mimang Tsokpa (MMT), was attended by President of Monpa Mimang Tsogpa Rinchin Dorjee and MLA Lumla, Jambey Tashi.
Legislatures of Tawang and West Kameng district including Students Union representatives, religious figures, senior officers and eminent personalities of Tawang and West Kameng district also attended the meeting convened by the Monpa Mimang Tsogpa.