Non-Bodos batting for change in guards in BTC
UDALGURI: The Non-bodo people living in the BTC region have been deprived of their due rights in BTC region and it is only through acquiring political power that the people could readdress their issues. Oboro is not just a term it is now a sentiment and voice of the non-bodos of BTC. This was observed by Kokrajhar MP,Naba Kumar Sarania at a felicitation ceremony organized by All Koch-Rajbongshi Students' Union(AKRSU) Udalguri(west) chapter here at Chilarai Bhawan in Tangla on Thursday. He further observed that his victory for second time was only possible for the wholehearted commitment of the people of different communities cutting across party,religion,cast,community of BTC region.
He said the ethnic communities who have been being deprived by the party in power voted for him. He assured that he will be giving due privileges and justice to all communities. He further stated that there have been crores of rupees for development in BTC but corruption in every spheres have hindered the pace of progress.He also stated that the Village Council Development Committee (VCDC)'s are the root of corruption in BTC. He also decried the non-inclusion and listing of nearly 5000 Koch-Rajbingshi people as D-voters in Udalguri.
There have been a renaissance among the people of BTC and every indigenous community are united we are just battling for a unified fight in the BTC Elections of 2020 where there will be new change in the region where there will be no discrimination and every community will have equal rights and privileges. He also said they will sit together with the organizations that are supporting them. He also said that non-Boro group will overcome BTC administration by winning in majority seats in the BTC council election .
The event was attended by Bhergaon chapter Koch-Rajbongshi Sanmilani, Bhergaon chapter nKoch-Rajbongshi Mahila Sanmilani,Udalguri chapter The All Assam Minority Students' Union(AAMSU),Bhergaon chapter All BTC Minority Students' Union(ABMSU) among others.
5 Mar 2016 - 4:29pm | Hantigiri Narzary
The United Tribal Organisation,Assam has warned to move to Supreme Court if the BJP led NDA government grants Scheduled Tribe(ST) status to the six ethnic communities of Assam.
Speaking the reporters today at Kokrajhar Press Club,Markush Basumatary ,president of the organisation,a common platform of Scheduled Tribes Plains and Hills, strongly dead oppossed the move from centre government to accord ST status to the six ethnic communities in Assam.He said that the BJP led NDA have been trying to accord ST status to the communities like Moran,Matak,Chutia,Adivasi,Koch Rajbongsi and Tai Ahom in Assam to gain political image in the state.He has slammed the centre for trying to cease tribal status who are enjoying existing ST status in the state by assuring to give ST status.He expressed serious concern over the centre’s move to accord ST status to the other ethnic community in the state.
He has urged the government to take bold initiative to give higher status for the existing tribal communities before allotting new ST status to six ethnic communities, other wise it will hamper existing ST communities among society. He has warned to move to Supreme Court to seek legal step against the move of centre if the government try to accord ST status to six ethnic communities of Assam.
1 Aug 2015 - 2:29pm | AT News
Security forces are fanning in Goalpara district in search of a group of dreaded ULFA militants who are believed to have been hiding to strike in the run up to the Independence Day.
Army, police and para military forces are intensifying the combing operations in the nook and corner of the vulnerable areas to flush out the insurgents who are preparing to strike at the instance of the outfit’s eastern commander Dristi Rajkhowa.
10 Jan 2016 - 9:55pm | Hantigiri Narzary
The Sadou Asom Goria Maria Deshi Jatiya Parishad demanded a satellite Autonomous Council to make tge community development and unity in the state.
The parishad on Sunday organized an awareness meeting at Baruapara LP school ground in Kokrajhar with Sheik Selim Patgiri, president of the Kokrajhar district committee in the chair. The meeting thoroughly discussed on the various issues and aspects of the community which included keep alive of community identity and safe of rights.
Patgiri, in his speech said that the Goria Maria community in the state is the indigenous community with their own identity and tradition that has been giving status among society. He has urged the the community should be included into NRC update without any hesitation with Goria Maria identify, include the community into population census, giving of 5% reservation seating Bodoland University, CIT, Bineswar Brahma Engineering College to the student and peoples of the community, besides appointing a member fro the community.
Patgiri has also demanded satellite Autonomous Council in the state to make community well developed and integrated.
' The community should be given good facilities in all fronts of the society that is why creation of satellite autonomous council is required immediately in the state', Patgiri added.
Matinur Rahman, secretary of the parishad, members were present.