UDALGURI, Oct 16 - The All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) will not sit idle till the Centre concedes to our rightful demand and grants a separate homeland for the Boro people along the northern belt of the Brahmaputra.
The above was echoed during the 12-hour national highway blockade programme undertaken by the students� outfit here at Rowta Chariali, which witnessed participation by more than 10,000 ABSU activists and other supporters, besides leaders of regional political parites like the United People�s Party (UPP).
The NH-15 blockade at Rowta Chariali was on the agenda of the students� organisation as a means to mobilise public opinion just ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections in the State. The huge congregation with banners and slogans came from different parts of Udalguri district, Dhekiajuli, Thelamara and Rangapara areas of Sonitpur district.
The huge gathering was addressed by ABSU stalwarts like Promod Boro, Dhiren Boro, chairman of NDFB (P), Zebraram Mochahary, chief convenor of People�s Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement, Prodeep Kumar Daimary, general secretary of the newly-formed UPP, Jatindra Nath Brahma, MCLA from Dotoma BTC constituency, among many others.
Meanwhile, talking to mediapersons, ABSU president Promod Boro said that the students� organisation would never retire and would in fact continue to raise its voice until their target of a separate homeland was met.
The organisers of the mass movement, ABSU, PJACBM and the NDFB (P) in a press relase after the blockade hinted at intensifying their democratic movement if the Government failed to respond positively to their clarion call.