NEW DELHI, Jan 8 � Weeks after the NDFB(S) faction went on a killing spree, a delegation of the NDFB (P) faction and All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to �root out extremism and terrorism� from the region.
The delegation that included ABSU president Pramod Bodo, general secretary of NDFB(P) Gobinda Basumatary and UG Brahma, was accompanied by BJP MP Ramen Deka.
Bodo said they demanded a permanent solution to the Bodoland tangles and other ethnic issues of the area.
He said they urged the Home Minister to take proper precautionary measures during anti-insurgency operations so that innocent persons are not harassed.
The president of the Bodo student body further urged Singh to instruct the security forces to set up police pickets in all sensitive and vulnerable areas.
The delegation also urged the Centre to expedite the rehabilitation of the displaced persons and payment of compensation, besides making proper security arrangements for them.
The NDFB (Songbijit) faction unleased violence targeting Adivasis in three districts of BTAD leaving at least 62 dead last month. The series of brutal killings led the State Government to call out the Army and deploy additional Central para-military forces. The State Government has also ordered a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).