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14 years of Garlabata's death

It sounds strange. Fourteen years have passed since Garlabata Basumatary’s lost his life at the hands of the militants at Serfanguri. The culprits are also moving without any hindrance. On the other hand, the former ABSU president’s family members have yet to be compensated. This was what his family members deplored at a function organized to mark the 14th death anniversary of the Bodo student leader at Habrubari village on Sunday. His wife Raktima Basumatary said that she has not received any amount of money as compensation or ex-gratia. Basumatary was involved in Bodoland movement shouldering president of ABSU during 1990 to 1993 and hold leadership then PDF party from 1996 to till his death. The government and local adminitsration has not given any facility or aids to the family. Bilifang Basumatary of Debargaon awarded the Garlabata Basumatary Talent award 2014 given from Garlabata Basumatary Charitable Trust. The award comprises a citation, cash Rs.5000 and an Aronai.
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