BONGAIGAON, May 10 � Intellectuals in Chirang district today attended a meeting organized by the district unit of the All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) at its office at the district head quarters Kajalgaon and discussed the recent killings in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts and set a six-point charter of demands for the sake of lasting peace in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD).
The meeting demanded strong action against the criminals involved in the killing of innocent people in the BTAD and urged the non-Bodo organizations not to raise the illogical demand against the BTAD and connect it with every incident of violence, which are taking place in the region from time to time due to different factors. The BTAD, they pointed out, had been formed under special provisions of the Constitution through a legitimate process, which cannot be revoked simply on the demands made by any organization or individual.
The intellectuals present at the meeting sought a strong initiative to seize all illegal weapons in the State as well as in the BTAD. They also demanded a speedy, neutral probe into the BTAD killings.
They also demanded of the administration to stop retaliatory killings in the BTAD with an iron hand so that peace and harmony can prevail in the region.
Besides, the meeting urged the administration not to harass innocent people in the name of taking action against the culprits involved in the carnage.