A delegation of Asom Sahitya Sabha (ASS) led by its president Parmanda Rajbongshi called on the BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary at Bodoland Guest House in Kokrajhar and discussed over the land rights issue on Thursday evening.
Talking to reporters, Rajbongshi said the delegation held meeting with Mohilary over the prevailing situation over the land rights issue in BTC.
He appealed the BTC administration to deliver equal rights and privileges to all communities including land rights.
He also appealed to all sections of people to maintain peace and tranquillity for the interest of peace and progress of the region.
When asked about the stand of the Sabha over the protection of tribal land, he admitted that vast parts of tribal lands of the State including BTC had been occupied by the aliens which have posed a serious threat.
He said government should take preventive measures to protect the land of indigenous people of Assam.
When asked as to why certain vested elements including intellectuals of Assam try to sensitize the land and language issue only in BTC region as keeping mum in the Barak Valley and other parts of the State, Rajbongshi said people of Barak Valley had started using Assamese language.
He said Assamese was being used in BTC as well.
He, however, skipped from giving more replies on the question.
On the constraint of teachers in Bodo medium schools in Assam, he said the government should take steps to appoint more teachers in Bodo medium educational institutions.
Rajbonshi also said the Sabha was also responsible for keeping social and cultural fabric intact in the State.