‘Ethnic groups do not feel secure, their language is under threat’

A Correspondent
BOKO, April 8: The three-day long silver jubilee celebration and 12th biennial conference of South Kamrup ABSU concluded on Sunday. On the fil day, a large cultural rally was flagged off by Bishnu Basumatary, founder secretary of South Kamrup ABSU. The open session of the conference was presided over by Dasarath Boro, president of ABSU, South Kamrup.
Chief guest and ABSU president Pramod Boro said, “Assamese people do not feel secure in Assam, especially the small ethnic groups where population is 3 lakh to 4 lakh. Their language is also under threat, including the Bodo language. If the attitude of the Assam Government does not change, the ethnic groups are not secure. So they must be given VI schedule status and council.”He slammed the education department for appointing non-Bodo teachers in Bodo medium schools and for failing to provide free textbooks in Bodo medium schools. He also supported Sixth Schedule status to Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council area.