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NH blockade for Bodoland

The demand for separate state of Bodoland, has again got a gained today as tens of thousands of supporters and common publics thronged along the 31C National Highways at Ramfalbil in Kokrajhar district of Assam to blockade, demanded early creation of Bodoland separate state carving existing Assam and held good governance and people's development. 

The agitators shouted slogans with banner, festoon, placards demanding divide Assam 50/50, we want justice, No Bodoland No Rest and Jan Denver Raj Lengge.

The road communication through the national highway has been disrupted since 5 am in the district today and district administration has deployed strong security personnel along the national highway. 

Promod Boro, president of the ABSU while participating the blockade said that creation of separate Bodoland state is the ultimate goal and no compromise without separate Bodoland. 

He told that create Bodoland state under Article 2 and 3 of Indian constitution without any delayed. 

He has warned for vigorous agitation like 100 hours rail blockade, 100 hours national highway blockade and mass agitation to the demand of separate Bodoland state in 7th early manner. 

He has slammed government at the centre said that the govt have not been initiated to solve issues of the Bodo as their demands had passed around 50 years and several new states were created within country, but  Bodoland demand was not been created so far. He said that early creation of Bodoland state would be the last aspiration of the Bodos and indigenous peoples in the region, otherwise more vigorous movement is compelling in today's era. 

Dhiren Boro, president of NDFB ( P ) has urged the centre to create separate state of the to meet good governance and healthy development on the northern part of Brahmaputra. He also alleged that govt has not been showing good gesture while solution of the Bodo issues as his organisation has come to the main  stream in 2005, but no strong progress was met till today, Boro added. 

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Mrinal, Jiten, Jun et al pin hopes on Anup’s role in peace deal bred

10 Jul 2008 - 10:41pm | editor
The peace process in Assam is set to take a significant role as ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia is expected to play a vital role along with those in the ceasefire. According to the expelled top ULFA cadre Mrinal Hazarika, who captained ULFA’s crack unit they are more committed to the people and hoped that once Anup is released by Bangladesh they will urge him to take the lead.

Addressing a huge rally in Sadiya, Mrinal said despite ULFA diktat they will carry forward it and it would require two stages. Firstly, Firstly, on Friday they would exchange their views with various parties, organisations and individuals in Tinsukia district. Secondly, they will be organising a public rally at the Rangghar premises in Sivasagar.

Mrinal’s close associate Jiten Dutta, who was also expelled by the central leadership said they will stay at the designated camp until and unless the peace process bears fruit. According to him, they want two designated camps to be set up one at Lakhipathat and the another at Sadiya adding that they will keep their arms inside the these camps. He added that they have received assurance of support from several parties, organisations and individuals. Jiten maintained that despite expulsion they will try their best to avoid any confrontation with the central leadership only for the greater interest of the peace loving people.

Notably, Bangladesh has agreed to deport Chetia to his home country. According to information, he is all set to be extradited at the foreign secretary level bilateral meeting slated for July 12 in New Delhi. It is quite significant to note that ULFA sees it a government conspiracy in the unilateral ceasefire which is followed by a bid to involve Chetia in the peace process.

ABSU opposes arms to public

5 May 2014 - 9:40pm | Hantigiri Narzary

All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) opposes the rises the matter of legal arms to the public of BTAD where the minority people were raised for their security.

Promod Boro, president of the ABSU said the raise of the legal arms to the public in BTAD for their life secured is very unfortunate. The government has been not control extremist activities in the region deploying many paramilitary. In this time the government steps on legal arms to public for control extremist it’s never good shine for common public. It may know that government lying down to extremist in the name of control their activities.

Boro also mentioned that the all kind of the illegal arms should be seized in this time. But in this time the government not sizing the all kinds of arms from civilian the government going to give legal arms is very panic for community harmony, so the government should mind carefully it. He also mentioned that if the all illegal arms seized in time then it should be come normalcy in the region.

He also said that in the name of operation extremist the government playing a game where some common civilians have been victimize, where main culprits saving. Boro mentioned that all kind of the incident of the region is not by only extremist many of them are politically conspiracy so he demands to identify the main culprit and all government officials should maintain good manner on it.

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24 Feb 2019 - 11:53am | AT News

JORHAT: The ghost of spurious liquor continues to haunt the state after it claimed 150 lives in Jorhat and Golaghat districts from Friday. Around 137 others are still battling to survive at Jorhat Medical College Hospital and Golaghat Civil Hospital being attended by a section of medical specialists.

Doctors told Assam Times that the toll might touch 200 mark since as many as 40 patients are in critical condition. “We have been closely monitoring the patients who need further observation. Some others who are slight hit have also been examined separately,” said a doctor at the Jorhat Medical College Hospital.

According to Golaghat district administration, in Golaght Civil Hospital alone 68 people died while on Sunday morning 4 bodies were recovered inside the Salamara Tea Estate.

The toll in Titabor, another worst hit area in the neighbouring Jorhat district have gone up to 47 till Sunday morning forcing the authorities to launch crackdown on the illicit liquor traders.

A section of local youths and women hs also been lunching the crackdown while some others have been helping the administration in the operation. “But the illicit liquor traders, mostly, are absconding and the liquor manufacturing spots are abandoned. These traders have managed to flee before the arrival of the operation team,” said a police official in Salmara area.