Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Bodo bodies form platform for peace

By Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Nov 19 � As many as 43 Bodo political and non-political organisations came together to form the Bodo National Conference � a common platform to solve the various issues affecting the Bodo people.

The Bodo National Conference was formed on the concluding day of the two-day Bodo National Convention at Kokrajhar today with Bodoland Territorial Administration Districts (BTAD) Chairman Hagrama Mohilary as its chief.

The Conference was formed in a bid to convince the separatist NDFB anti-talk faction chaiman Ranjan Daimary to come forward for peace parleys and also to ensure peace and unity among the Bodo people and also with those living in the area.

Talking to media persons after addressing the open session of the convention, Mohilary appealed to the people to abjure violence. From today onwards, if the people abjure violence, peace will descend on Bodoland, he said.

He said that BNC is not a political organisation, but a platform to take up issues retating to peace, unity and development of the Bodoland area, without disturbing the comon rights of other people/communities living in the area.

Regarding the demand for statehood, Mohilary said that it is not upto the Government of Assam but the Central government to make Bodoland state a reality.

The new platform would have four convenors, including Mohilary. The other convenors are BTAD Deputy Chief Kampa Borgiary, NDFB pro-talk faction Secretary B Shankar alias Gobinda Basumatary and Anjali Daimary, Chairperson of Bodo Women�s Justice Forum and sister of Ranjan Daimary.

The NDFB pro-talk faction at the convention yesterday proposed a separate state of Bodoland along with a map comprising nine districts - from Sonkosh to Sadiya, including the four BTAD districts of Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri, besides most areas of the north Assam districts of Sonitpur, Lahimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia and Karbi Anglong.

Next Story