BJSM urges Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami to visit riot-hit Bodo villages

BJSM urges Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami to visit riot-hit Bodo villages


KOKRAJHAR: Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha (BJSM) urged upon the Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami to pay a visit to Bodo tribal villages that were smashed by immigrant Muslims during 2012 riot in Kokrajhar and Chirang district to assess the ground reports where aboriginal indigenous tribal people became homeless in their courtyard.

In a statement, the working president of the BJSM DD Narzary said there had been discussion and interaction on the topic of socio-economic development of the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe at Janata Bhawan, Guwahati recently as referred to by the Assembly Speaker. He said they had sent a recall seeking assurance made by Goswami during that time that he would pay a visit to the affected villages of the Bodos and other tribal communities after hearing their pitiful conditions. He said Goswami was aware of the fact that during the clash in 2012 between the Bodos and the immigrant Muslims, 31 Bodo families of Takimari village under Lakhiganj PS had to abandon their village.

Similarly, Bodo people of Gungunikata, Bakuabangi, Barshi and Barshidiabari had to shift themselves to safer places as they felt insecure in their villages. He also said during Bodo-Santhal clash in 2014, Bodo people of Pulkumari, Pakihaga, Samtaibari, Somajhar, Nilaiguri. Sukanbaonat and Silgagri villages under Gossaigaon Sub-Division were compelled to vacate the villages which are now occupied by the Santhals.

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