GUWAHATI, May 13 � A delegation of the Boro Elders� Society met Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary and submitted a memorandum to him pleading for an early solution to the socio-political problems of the indigenous Bodo and other ethnic tribals of Assam.
The Society regretted that the Assam Land and Revenue Regulation 1885 has been subsided and this has been posing serious threats to the indigenous tribal people of the State. These people are suppressed and marginalized.
Many democratic, political and non-political organisations have been demanding steps to protect the land rights of these people, but in vain, said the Society.
Supporting the demands for separate states for the indigenous tribal people of the State, particularly for the Bodos of the State, the Society said that fulfillment of the demands would go a long way in providing protection to the languages, cultures, traditions and right to self-determination of these people.
It also pleaded for immediate steps to clear encroachments inside the tribal belts and blocks of Assam so as to protect the land belonging to the tribals.
Further, it said, the process of dialogue between the Government of India and the NDFB (P) should be expedited and the issue should be resolved to the satisfaction of the NDFB (P), among others.