ANN Service JALAH, Feb 16 - The chief of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Hagrama Mohilary today said if need be, he is ready to send hundreds of Bodo youths from the Bodoland Territorial Area districts for the service of the country and fight in Jammu and Kashmir.
BTC chief Hugrama Mahilary at martyred CRPF jawan Maneswar Basumatary’s home at Kalbari village of Tamulpur in Baksa district, on Saturday. – UB Photos
“We have many Bodo boys who are willing to fight for the youth. If needed we can send our Bodo youths, over 300-500 of them, to fight in Jammu and Kashmir against the perpetrators. If the government of India allows, we can send the Bodo youths from BTAD, Mohilary said after visiting the family members of Maneswar Basumatary, who attained martyrdom in terrorist attack in Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir on February 14 last.
Basumatary, a native of Tamulpur’s Kalbari village in Baksa district was among the 44 jawans martyred in a terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Condemning the terror attack on the CRPF jawans, Mohilary said the Central government should take necessary steps to counter terrorism through offence instead of being defensive.
Thousands of people from all walks of life gathered and paid respect to the martyred jawan. The people also raised slogans against Pakistan like ‘Pakistan murdabad’.. ‘Vande Matram’, ‘Bharat mata ki jai’, ‘Shaheed amar rahe’.
Born in 1971, Maneswar joined the CRPF in 1994. He left behind his wife Sanmati and two children Didwmsri and Dhananjoy respectively.
The slain CRPF jawan was accorded a State funeral at his native village Kalbari in Baksa district this evening.