Kokrajhar, Oct. 20: Groups in the Northeast demanding new states had decided to join hands and find out ways to pressure the Centre in giving in to their demands.
A consultative meeting of the committees was held yesterday at Jaybhadra Hagjer Bhawan in Guwahati.
The meeting chaired by Joil Lorho, president of Tribal Peoples Organisation Manipur, was attended by the members of the All Bodo Students Union (Absu), Separate Hill Tribal Areas Administration Demand Committee, Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and IPFT’s Dimapur unit.
“The purpose of the meeting was to understand and share the issues and problems of the movement groups which are raising their voice for their constitutional right,” said Absu president Pramod Boro today.
He said the participant “groups shared their problems and have decided to raise their voice together to address the different issues and difficulties faced by the struggling communities in the Northeast”.
The Absu president said the second round of consultative meeting would be held in the last week of November in Guwahati.
For this purpose, six conveners were chosen from the participant groups including Absu president Boro, Absu assistant general secretary Somnath Narzary, IPFT general secretary Aghore Debbarma and assistant general secretary Bidyut Debbarma, TPOM president Joil Lorho and SHTAADC convener Puni Asituli Arche.