Kokrajhar, April 8: The Bodo National Students Union (BoNSU) has initiated the movement for creation of separate state of Bodoland through a programme held at Kokrajhar District Sport Association (KDSA) playground on Thursday where around three hundred supporters gathered.
The Union leaders submitted a memorandum through the DC to the Prime Minister of India.
As part of the programme, the president of the BoNSU Bonjit Manjil Basumatary hoisted the organizational flag and paid homage to Bodofa UN Brahma at his portrait. Students from different colleges also took part.
Talking to media persons, the president of the Union Basumatary said they were not satisfied with the BTR accord as it will not fulfill the aspirations of Bodo people. He said only the creation of separate Bodoland state will fulfill the dreams of Bodofa and Bodo people. "The lands of the Bodo's and other tribal people were not protected and the aboriginal people are becoming like guests in their own land due to failure of government to protect lands of indigenous people," he said adding that without the creation of separate state the protection of land, identity, development of economy, culture and language would not be possible.
Basumatary said that BoNSU had started its 4th phase of democratic movement for the creation of Bodoland state from KDSA, Kokrajhar and this movement will be continuing till it achieves its goal. He reiterated that the government of India should create a separate Bodoland state as early as possible including raising of Bodo regiment, implementation of UN declaration of rights of indigenous people and inclusion of Bodos living in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao in ST (Hills) list.