Popular Assamese Singer Speaks Against Formation Of New State
"I've heard that Assam will once again be divided. You must fight against it at all costs "At a gathering on Saturday night in Goalpara, western Assam, the singer addressed the crowd.
GUWAHATI: Zubeen Garg, a well-known Assamese singer who led the opposition against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, has pleaded with Assamese citizens to oppose the formation of a Kamatapur state by the Centre.
He joins the Bodos and Rabhas, two significant ethnic groups, and the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), a small ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party, in opposing the potential division of Assam as a condition of the peace agreement with the radical Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO).
The Koch- Rajbongshi population, which is dispersed over northern West Bengal and western Assam in addition to Bangladesh, is catered to by the KLO. The Bodoland Territorial Region and some of the projected Gorkhaland are included on the KLO's map of Kamatapur, which encircles substantial portions of Assam and West Bengal.
"I've heard that Assam will once again be divided. You must fight against it at all costs "At a gathering on Saturday night in Goalpara, western Assam, Zubeen addressed the crowd. "Even though you were born in Assam, if you allow this to happen, you will require a voter card for Kamatapur. I would like to urge the (Narendra) Modi government not to pursue the division of Assam at this time "added the musician.
AGP lawmaker Phani Bhusan Choudhury has previously spoken out against the Kamatapur decision. He declared, "We don't want another separation of Assam."
Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram were created in 1972, and Sylhet (excluding the Karimganj subdivision) was given to Pakistan in 1947. Assam has also been divided into the States of Nagaland in 1963 and Meghalaya in 1972. More than ten years after the last two, they became States.
Additionally, the Bodo and Rabha communities requested that Kamatapur's establishment not have an impact on them. West Bengal also has some communities that were against the notion.