|Rally over separate Bodoland State |
TEZPUR, March 3 – Along with the rest of the State, the Sonitpur district committee of the All Bodo Students’ Union also took out a rally in the district headquarters on Saturday. The rally, attended by more than 1,000 ABSU workers from 18 anchalik committees in the district, assembled at Jaimati Pathar and marched through the heart of the town by raising slogans and demanding a separate State, land rights, educational rights for Bodos, etc.
The rally led by the district ABSU president, Tepuram Boro ended at the DC’s court office. A memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner which was addressed to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Prior to the rally, a public meeting was held at the Jaimati Pathar in which Tepuram Boro said that for ensuring the national political identity and safety and security of the Bodo nation, Bodofa UN Brahma launched a massive movement to create a separate Boroland State during 1987. “The ABSU has been trying to place different demands including a separate Boroland State within the Constitution of India. However, it is a matter of grave concern that over the years, the Central as well as State Governments have been betraying the Bodos,” the ABSU leader rued, adding that until Bodoland is created, the Bodos will fight for their legitimate rights.