From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Aug.3: The World Bodo Historical Society (WBHS) today reiterated that the recent violence erupted in Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Chirang was jointly engineered by the third force and government agencies to divert the attention of the people with an attempt to derail the movement of separate state of Bodoland.
In a press release, the president of the WBHS Prabin Kr Basumatary said since the state and central governments failed to provide safety and security to the lives and properties of the people of the region and in maintaining law and order situation. They should tender apology before the people as former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru did the same to the people of the Northeast during the war between India and China in 1962 and this is the moral as well as constitutional duty of the government, he said.
Basumatary warned any force to refrain from such bloody design to suppress Bodoland movement saying that the victims of this communal conflict from both sides will understand the veracity of the violence sooner or later. He argued that while demanding separate state for the Bodos as per constitutional rights for the safety, security, peace, socio-cultural harmony and economic prosperity of every section of the society in the region, the Bodos are not doing harm to the rights of other communities. He said that the political heavy weights, government bureaucrats, central and state leaders and leaders of different organizations were seen crowded in riot hit districts but none of them either knowingly or unknowingly could not feel what may prove to be an effective remedy for restoring lasting peace and harmony in the region. The creation of separate state of Bodoland is the only panacea of all problems which may restore equality, peace, harmony and prosperity in the region, he added.
The president of the WBHS asked all sections of the people to mark and identify those people who speak against Bodoland and said the outsiders who speak against Bodoland are behind this communal violence. He also called the displaced people both Bodos and Indian religious minority people to raise voice of Bodoland demand even from the relief camps which will restore peace and brotherhood. He further said that those people who are always raising voice against Bodoland has no right to exploit the soil, water, air, forest products and natural resources of Bodoland region.