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Onus on Gogoi, Hagrama

Bongaigaon, May 3: Minority students’ organisations in Assam have blamed Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary and chief minister Tarun Gogoi for the ongoing violence in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD).

The general secretary of the All-Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU), Rezaul Karim Sarkar, today alleged Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Mohilary is the sole perpetrator of killings of people from the minority community in the BTAD.

Sarkar said whenever violence erupts in BTAD, the BPF leaders shift the blame on militant groups.

Ruling out the involvement of the NDFB (S) in the ongoing killings, the AAMSU leader demanded the immediate arrest of BPF leader Pramila Rani Brahma, accusing her of fanning the flames of hatred against the minority people for apparently rejecting her party in the recently-held Lok Sabha elections.

Sarkar also demanded that the Congress snap its ties with the BPF and exhorted legislators and cabinet ministers from the minority community to quit the Congress government and the party for the interest of the minority community if the Congress government continues the alliance with the BPF.

The state government has three minority cabinet ministers and seven legislators who represent 10 Assembly segments. In the Assembly, a total of 16 AIUDF and one Independent legislators represent the minority community.