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’Politically–backed rebels keeping BTAD unstable’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, January 6: Extremists backed by ‘some’ political outfits are bent on keeping the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) unstable, president of the Bodoland People’s Progressive Front (BPPF) Rabiram rzary said today, demanding a probe into the nexus between politicians and armed militants.

Though he did not me anyone, rzary said the nexus between politicians and extremists was “very dangerous” for BTAD and the government needs to conduct a thorough probe to unearth it.

He insisted that “certain quarters” were politicizing the NDFB(S) killings and the relief operations thereafter.

“Politicians should not be allowed to handle the distribution of relief materials. It should be done by the district administration,” he said, alleging that political leaders were trying to extract mileage by associating themselves with the relief distribution.

He said the BPPF has been prodding the government to seize all legal and illegal weapons in BTAD. “Till the weapons are seized, incidents such as the recent one will continue to take place,” he said.

Without giving the reasons, rzary even alleged that BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary had “wished” that the massacres continued for more days.

rzary and other senior Bodo leaders, including UG Brahma, under the banner of People’s Coordition for Democratic Rights met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at his office chamber here and discussed the prevailing situation in the Bodo belt and northern Assam in the wake of the NDFB(S) carge.

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