KOKRAJHAR, Jan 12 � The All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) has expressed serious concern over the conflict between Rabha and Garo communities of Goalpara district in Assam and areas adjoining the Meghalaya State.
The student body has also blamed the Assam Government for its failure to maintain the law-and-order situation in the area.
In a joint statement, Promod Boro, president and Jiron Basumatary, secretary, of ABSU have appealed to the people of the areas irrespective of caste, creed and religion to remain united and help each other maintaining the tradition of co-existence at this critical juncture.
In this regard, they have also demanded an inquiry into the matter to identify the culprits behind the episode for exemplary punishment. At the same time, ABSU also urged the either group not to incite communal disturbance but to maintain peace and unity.
On the other hand, ABSU has demanded urgent release of NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary for advancing meaningful peace talks for a permanent solution of the issue of the NDFB tangle.
Both the leaders have also urged the State and Central Governments offer free passage to the NDFB leaders to facilitate an atmosphere of peace process for talks as has been done in the case of the ULFA chairman.
Meanwhile, the ABSU has demanded the creation of a separate Bodoland State in the manner of the move towards creation of Telengana State on the basis of the Srikrishna Committee report.