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Protests over ‘Bodoland’

Kokrajhar, Jan. 4: The All Bodo Students’ Union has announced its decision to resume a movement for Bodoland after January 26.

The students’ union expressed dissatisfaction with the progress of the tripartite talks and questioned the sincerity of the government in resolving the Bodoland issue.

In a press release issued today, Absu president Promod Boro said the bureaucrats who had attended the second round of talks promised to arrange the third round before Christmas. But “the irony is that there is no formal intimation from government on what they are going to do,” Boro said.

“The team anticipated a permanent solution to the pending Bodoland issue through the ongoing process of tripartite talks. But the sincerity of the government is in doubt as it failed to resolve the issue which is very much constitutional and legitimate. It is very unfair that the government of this largest democratic country in the world discriminates against its own citizens by providing justice to one community and doing injustice to other,” he said.

He said the Bodo people can never compromise on the statehood issue because the existence and identity of the community is very much threatened under the present state of Assam.


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