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Non-Bodo villages demand exclusion from BTAD

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MUSHALPUR, Oct 13 - Demanding exclusion of non-Bodo majority villages from the BTAD and protesting against creation of a separate Bodo State, Aboro Surakshya Samittee is taking up a series of agitation programmes.

The spokesperson of the organisation, Jogeswar Kalita, in a press release said that at the time of sealing the BTC Accord, more than 800 villages were illegally and undemocratically included in BTAD.

Though, as per the accord, the villages with less than 50 per cent Bodo population could not be included in BTAD, but the same was done by supplying false reports and records at the time of preparing the model for the BTAD, he alleged.

The spokesman also said that the non-Bodos of over 800 villages have been subjected to harassment and exploitation. �They are not only deprived of the Government welfare schemes, but their culture and languages are also under threat,� he added.

Earlier, in a lawsuit filed by the affected villagers, the Gauhati High Court had suggested exclusion of concerned villages and directed the State Government to act accordingly. Also, the Governor of Assam, PB Acharya, had advised the State Government to form a committee to look into the matter.

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Non-Bodo villages demand exclusion from BTAD

MUSHALPUR, Oct 13 - Demanding exclusion of non-Bodo majority villages from the BTAD and protesting against creation of a separate Bodo State, Aboro Surakshya Samittee is taking up a series of agitation programmes.

The spokesperson of the organisation, Jogeswar Kalita, in a press release said that at the time of sealing the BTC Accord, more than 800 villages were illegally and undemocratically included in BTAD.

Though, as per the accord, the villages with less than 50 per cent Bodo population could not be included in BTAD, but the same was done by supplying false reports and records at the time of preparing the model for the BTAD, he alleged.

The spokesman also said that the non-Bodos of over 800 villages have been subjected to harassment and exploitation. �They are not only deprived of the Government welfare schemes, but their culture and languages are also under threat,� he added.

Earlier, in a lawsuit filed by the affected villagers, the Gauhati High Court had suggested exclusion of concerned villages and directed the State Government to act accordingly. Also, the Governor of Assam, PB Acharya, had advised the State Government to form a committee to look into the matter.

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