From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, July 4: The Dhemaji district committee, United Bodo People’s Organization (UBPO) and the Boro Kachari people living in Dhemaji district on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister after staging a sit-in to demand holding of formal talks between the central committee of UBPO and the government to address the problems placed in the form of a memorandum to the State Government. The memorandum was submitted by Dhemaji district and central committee UBPO in association with various sister organizations for immediate redressal of their problems.
The president of the Dhemaji district UBPO, Suren Basumatary and general secretary Manuranjan Basumatary said that a delegation comprising 26 members of UBPO submitted a memorandum containing nine-point charter of demands to the tiol general secretary of BJP, Ram Madhavji in Guwahati on March 13, and held a meeting with him in presence of Biswajit Daimary, MP (Rajya Sabha) and Himanta Biswa Sarma, State Minister, where Madhavji assured to create the much-awaited Boro Kachari Autonomous Council and fulfil other demands if voted to power in the State. Accordingly, the UBPO resolved to support the BJP-led coalition party in the last assembly election.
They said that the BJP-led coalition government in the State had already completed one year but no formal talks, follow-up action on their demands had been taken so far. They alleged that the Sonowal government was adopting the same delaying tactics as the previous State Government. They warned the government to stop the delaying tactics and also not to compel the 21 district committees of UBPO to take the path of agitation.
The memorandum said the previous State Government declared on the eve of New Year, 2016 to create the Boro Kachari Autonomous Council and to this effect a cabinet resolution was passed on February 28, 2016 but the process to create the Council could not be completed. The UBPO leaders demanded creation of Boro Kachari Autonomous Council for over 10 Boro Kachari people living outside the jurisdiction of BTC for their safety and security, inclusive growth and development and to protect the constitutiol rights, proper implementation of the provision of Chapter X of ALRR Act, 1986 and Tribal Belt and Blocks, granting of Land Rights to the indigenous Boro Kachari People of Assam under the provision of Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditiolly Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act, 2006, intervention of Union Government to resolve permanently the inter-State border disputes, to resolve the problems of Bodo education, to start the process of setting up of two high-power Doordarshan Kendras at Sanjari Nwgwr, Simen Chapori, Dhemaji and Sisupani of Golaghat districts in the line of Guwahati Doordarshan Kendra and to expedite the process of proper relief and rehabilitations measures of Ex-BLT Cadres and NDFB (S) militants.