JALAH, May 29 � Movement of traffic along National Highway-31 was severely affected during the 12-hour National Highway blockade called by the People�s Joint Action Committee for Boroland Movement (PJACBM) demanding a separate Boroland state.
Two motorcycles were set ablaze at Barama area in Baksa district.
The bandh supporters with banners and placards shouting slogans in support of creation of Boroland state blocked the National Highway 31� at Barama affecting movement of traffic. The district administration and police later arrested them under Sec 151 CrPC.
The PJCBM, a peoples� forum of 45 organisations representing all the communities living in proposed Boroland State has declared an agitational programme to intensify its demand for Boroland justifying that the demand of separate state of Boroland is a legitimate and constitutional demand which is fully justified.
It said that, on the basis of history, ethnic identities, language and culture and also on the basis of provision under Article 2 & 3 of the Indian Constitution we have every right to entitle a separate state of Boroland. The Union Government should come up with a result through peace talk with the NDFB (P) by granting statehood which is a long pending demands of the Bodos.