GUWAHATI, Aug 25 � The Government has not been able to take adequate confidence-building measures for restoration of permanent peace in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) areas and the Government actions are not transparent, alleged the All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU).
Talking to The Assam Tribune, president of the ABSU, Promode Boro said that though the situation is improving, sporadic incidents of violence are still taking place in the BTAD area, which is unfortunate. He said that the Government has not been able to take up adequate confidence building measures and pointed out that only holding of meetings in Guwahati would not help in improvement of the situation.
Reiterating the demand for a scrutiny of the credentials of all the relief camp inmates before they are rehabilitated, the ABSU president said, �we are not saying that all the camp inmates are foreigners or immigrants. But there is apprehension that some illegal migrants might be staying in the relief camps and there is need for verifying their credentials before the process of rehabilitation as a confidence building measure.�
The ABSU president said that the Government actions should be impartial and transparent. Referring to the arrest of BPF legislator Pradip Brahma for his alleged involvement in the clashes, Bodo said that the law would take its own course, but the way the legislator was arrested was not correct. He pointed out that the legislator was picked up from his residence in the middle of the night while, he could have been asked to report to police.
At the same time, those responsible for the killing of four Bodo youths, which started the clashes, have not been arrested so far, he added and said that the ABSU would not tolerate partial behaviour from the Government.
On the mass exodus of people from other parts of the country to Assam and other parts of the North east, Boro said that in most cases, rumours created the problem while, a few incidents of threats and intimidation also added to the apprehension in the minds of the people. He said that the Government should try to arrange for return of those who came back home or else it would result in tremendous wastage of human resource.