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Congress, BJP playing politics in the me of religion : ABSU

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, September 21: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) accused both BJP and Congress governments of playing politics in the me of religion but not for the interest of the indigenous people of the country.

ABSU president Promod Boro said, while addressing the grand people’s gathering at Kajalgaon in Chirang district on Sunday, that one party came to power to protect the Muslims and the other to protect the Hindus of the country but none of the governments thought about the indigenous people of this country. The status and identity of the Bodo people had been threatened and their legitimate demands remained unheard and deliberately uttended since Independence, he said.

Boro said the Bodos had been demanding separate Bodoland state since the past 46 years for better governce and to facilitate the rights to self-rule for the indigenous people who were the sons of the soil under provision of Article 2 & 3 of the Indian Constitution. He said the government should take proper measures to create smaller States across the country and demanded early political talks on the demand of Bodoland. He said creation of new States in India would strengthen the country in every respect. He also warned of vigorous mass agitation like rail and road blockade from October to put pressure on the Centre if their demands were not conceded early.

P. Nirub Reddy from Telanga and noted advocate of Supreme Court, while attending the rally as chief guest, supported the agitation and urged the Centre to create smaller States in the country to meet good governce and healthy integration. He opined that State Reorganization Commission, 1956 should frame out to create smaller States.

Manish Tamang, Gorkhaland leader and noted professor of Delhi University, graced the rally and demanded early creation of smaller new States including Bodoland, Gorkhaland, Karbiland and Bundhelkhand in the country. He said the demand of Bodoland state was genuine.

Among others, James Hanse, leader of JACAS, Karbi Anglong, former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma, former MP (Lok Sabha) Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary, president of the NDFB (P) Dhiren Boro, president of ICITP (North Eastern Region), Jebra Ram Mashahary, former ABSU president Rwngwra rzary and former ABSU leader and retired Principal of Kokrajhar College, Surath rzary attended the large gathering.

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