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Absu call to shun violence
- Boro stresses amity among communities

Kokrajhar, Feb. 15: The All Bodo Students’ Union (Absu) today said strengthening human relationships, quick solution to underground movement and good governance were the only ways to end misunderstanding and mistrust among communities.

Speaking on the Absu’s 47th foundation day at Bodofa House in Kokrajhar today, its president Pramod Boro said the students’ union wants a healthy social atmosphere and mutual understanding despite ethnic differences in the region because it believes that nothing can be achieved without a healthy atmosphere — be it a matter of the family, society, nation, education or economic and cultural development.

Boro said the Absu would work hard to strengthen relationships among communities and make the law applicable for all to ensure equal development and protection in the region.

“The union feels an urgent need to stand against anti-people policies, gross misuse of political power and abuse of law of the land for self-interest and party’s interest. We appeal to all sections of people to be alert about the ongoing political processes in our region and the country, as it has arrived at an alarming stage, and to join hands to bring a change of guard from top to bottom so that we can ensure good governance with its objective, meaning and spirit,” Boro said.

Boro also resolved to adopt non-violence to achieve Absu’s goals like the creation of a separate state of Bodoland. He said Absu has been observing international non-violence day since 2006 and also observes anti-terrorism day every year on July 30 in a bid to generate awareness on the menace of conflict and terrorism, whose worse sufferers are children and women.

Boro also expressed concern over the “new turn of underground movement”. “They are taking alcohol and have started to outrage the modesty of women. One can easily understand what will happen if a gunman consumes alcohol in a public place,” he said.

Earlier, Absu members paid rich floral tributes to the martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for the Bodo people. A seminar was also organised on the topic, Role of Absu in building a great Bodo nation.

It was attended by former president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha Brajendra Kumar Brahma, principal of Kokrajhar Law College Berlao K. Karjee, editor-in-chief of the magazine, Bibungthi-The Opinion, Pratibha Brahma, director of UN Brahma Academy Krishna Gopal Basumatary and the assistant professor of Central Institute of Technology, J.D. Basumatary.

Various districts committees also observed the day with various programmes.