BJSM condemns jourlist’s comment on Bodo traditiol attire

From our Correspondent
 KOKRAJHAR, June 18: The Bodoland Jajati Suraksha Manch (BJSM) on Saturday came down heavily and took a strong exception to the open media comment of editor-in-chief of a private news channel, Atanu Bhuyan against the Bodo woman’s tiol dress ‘Dokha’ worn by Pramila Rani Brahma, State Forest Minister, and warned non-tribal intellectuals to refrain from indulging in such racist comments publicly against tribal woman. In a press statement, the president of the BJSM, Jaklal Basumatary said the comment of Bhuyan was not only an insult and dishonor towards women and willful neglect to a particular tribal woman in a responsible position, but it was an insult to the entire Bodo tion as a whole. He said, “Dokha is the very dear and artistically crafted tiol dress of Bodo women of the Bodo tribal community. Any insult to the tiol dress of the tribal community or insult to any individual of tribal community by any person affects the peace and commul harmony among the communities and adversely affects the peaceful living of tribal people in particular.” The BJSM has asked for a public apology from Atunu Bhuyan for his alleged racist comment.