Kokrajhar, Sept. 14: On a day when the National Democratic Front of Boroland (Progressive) observed its 25th martyrs’ day, the outfit said they would not tolerate “any more delay in creation of a separate state”.
In a press statement issued today, the group’s information and publicity secretary S. Sanjarang said some sections of people are resorting to violence to dilute their demand for Bodoland.
“But we would like to send a clear message to both the Centre and the Assam government that repeated injustice and indiscrimination towards the creation of Bodoland will no more be tolerated,” it said.
The outfit also appe- aled to other groups to stop factional fights and killings.
The NDFB-P held tripartite talks with the central and state governments on Thursday where they reiterated their demand for a separate state. The Centre extended the suspension of operations agreement with the outfit by three months from September 30 to December 31 today to facilitate talks. The next round of talks will be held in October-end.
Members and supporters from Bhotgaon primary committee of Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) today staged a dharna against BPF vice-president and MLA Pramila Rani Brahma in front of the party office here over the removal of Gulzar Ali Mandal from the post of Bhotgaon village council development committee chairman.
The protesters alleged that Brahma removed Gulzar without consulting local leaders and appointed Kalil Rahman. She, however, termed the allegations “baseless”.