GUWAHATI, Aug 15 - The State Government will look into the issue of granting an autonomous council to the Bodo community people residing outside the BTAD region.
Replying to BPF MLA Pramila Rani Brahma and Congress MLA Bhupen Bora in the Assembly today, Tribal Welfare Minister Sumitra Doley Patir said that she would inform the Chief Minister about the demand for an autonomous council for the Bodos outside the BTAD.
Earlier, raising the issue, Brahma said that while the Bodos in BTAD have secured certain rights after the formation of the BTC, around seven lakh Bodo community people reside in areas not covered by the Sixth Schedule.
She said a Bodo Kachari Autonomous Council should be formed for protection of their language, culture and heritage and to solve their basic problems. Congress MLA Bora also supported the issue. �There are seven lakh Bodos residing outside the Sixth Schedule areas. Many communities, which are less numerous, have got autonomous councils,� he said.