KOKRAJHAR, April 26 � The All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU), the leading Bodo organisation has threatened to undertake a series of agitational programmes protesting the apathetic attitude of the State Government regarding their various demands.
Briefing mediapersons on Wednesday at the ABSU headquarter at Bodofa House in Bagansali in Kokrajhar, ABSU leaders Promod Boro, president and Jiron Basumatary, general secretary of ABSU stated that the State Government has ignored several approaches of ABSU for resolving its demands for the welfare of Bodo medium institutions. They have also expressed concern that the ABSU is going to launch a vigorous agitation in the coming days if the Government does not response amicably and urgently to their demands.
The ABSU leaders reiterated that ABSU has already demanded a separate directorate for Bodo medium institutions, provincilisation of Bodo medium schools, appointment of teachers in vernacular schools and their provincilisations as per the RTE Act, 2009 and discarding some provisions of Section 3 & 4 of the Assam Non Provincialised Educational Establishment Act, 2011 apart from conducting a separate TET exam for the Bodoland area, they said.
Both the leaders have informed that ABSU has under taken a series of agitations at present that includes boycotting classes on May 4 next, demonstration at the BEEO offices on May 11 next, 12 hours National Highway blocked on the May 19 next, 12 hours railway blocked on May 25 next and Assam bandh on June 1 next for immediate solutions of their demands.