Assam Karbi Anglong

Karbi and Jaintia Student Associations Collaborate for Peace in Borderlands

Editor Editor
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Karbi Anglong
Karbi and Jaintia Student Associations Collaborate for Peace in Borderlands
KSA and JSM Forge Alliance to Promote Unity and Harmony
Diphu, August 31, 2023:  In a resolute endeavor to foster peace and unity in the borderlands of Meghalaya and Assam, the Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) and the Jaintia Students’ Movement (JSM) came together on August 30, convening in Diphu within the Karbi Anglong District.

This significant confluence marks a decisive stride towards achieving amicable resolutions among the Pnar and Karbi communities residing in the border territories of West Karbi Anglong, Assam, as well as the border regions of West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya.

In a unanimous and constructive move, both organizations jointly resolved to establish a dedicated peace committee, christened the ‘Students’ Committee For Peace Initiative.' The primary mission of this committee is to tackle an array of issues, encompassing disparities, misunderstandings, minor conflicts, and other matters that have contributed to the prevailing tensions and divisions among the Pnar and Karbi populations inhabiting the border areas.

The initiative demonstrates the earnest commitment of the KSA and the JSM to quell longstanding discord and promote an atmosphere of coexistence and cooperation. The newly formed peace committee is expected to serve as a crucial mediator, facilitating dialogue, understanding, and reconciliation between the two communities.

Speaking on the occasion, leaders from both student associations emphasized the importance of fostering a harmonious environment in these border regions. They expressed optimism that the 'Students’ Committee For Peace Initiative' would play an instrumental role in bridging divides, fostering mutual respect, and ultimately strengthening the social fabric of the region.

The broader community has also welcomed this commendable effort, recognizing it as a significant step towards lasting peace and unity. Local residents, authorities, and civil society organizations have extended their support to this collaborative peace-building endeavor.

As the 'Students’ Committee For Peace Initiative' embarks on its mission, the expectations are high, and the eyes of the borderland communities are upon it. It is a testament to the power of youth and student leadership in striving for peace, unity, and understanding, ultimately transcending boundaries and differences for the greater good of the region.