Implement BTR Accord clauses in letter and spirit, students’ body urges Centre
Kokrajhar: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) on Saturday observed its 53rd foundation day in every district and Anchalik committee. The central committee of the ABSU observed the day at Bodofa House, Kokrajhar where new president Dipen Boro hoisted the organizational flag. The ABSU paid glowing tribute to founder president of ABSU, Baneswar Basumatary, founder secretary Kanakeswar Narzary, Bodofa UN Brahma and first Bodoland Movement martyr Sujit Narzary.
Observing the foundation day, the student body conveyed greetings to the entire student fraternity and the Bodo society for the blessings of 53 years of existence of All Bodo Students’ Union. The new president of the ABSU, Dipen Boro said in a press meet that peace and harmony were the need of the time to enlighten the society, empowering every section of the society with quality education. He also called upon all to make the society free from all forms of drugs and alcohol and to put an end to the human atrocities and trafficking in the society.
“ABSU is committed to carry out the existing action plan such as Mission Quality Education and Bodofa Mission for Sustainable Change to empower every section of the society,” he said, adding that the union after its special convention held in Tamulpur on February 12 and February 13, decided to work for the enduring peace and harmony in the entire BTR and Assam after the new peace accord was signed between the Government of India, Government of Assam, ABSU, four factions of NDFB and UBPO. He welcomed the BTR Accord and said this accord had brought the way out for permanent peace in the entire Bodoland and Assam. He also appealed to the governments of India and Assam to implement all the clauses of the BTR accord in letter and spirit in order to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the Bodo people and others living in the Bodoland Territorial Region and Boro Kochari Welfare Council in Assam.
Referring to the resolutions adopted in the special convention of the ABSU at Tamulpur, Boro urged the Government of India to immediately implement Clause 9.2 of the BTR accord where it was clearly mentioned to provide rehabilitation to all the members of the NDFB. Besides, he also urged the governments of India and Assam to take initiative politically for immediate implementation of clause 9.4, where it was stated to withdraw the criminal cases of all members of NDFB factions, heinous and non-heinous cases, as early as possible through the procedure established by law and to bring home all the members of the NDFB and some civilians from foreign countries and to take initiative to withdraw their cases registered in foreign lands.
On this foundation day, the ABSU president conveyed his heartfelt thanks to all sections of society, administration and media fraternity for giving the scope of the sustainable working environment to ABSU on every issue.