The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and its allies in the movement for Bodoland statehood like National Democratic Front of Boroland (P) and People’s Joint Action Committee for Boroland Movement (PJACBM) today staged three-hour protest dharna to press for fulfillment of their various demands including early solution to the long-standing demand of Bodoland state and political right to the Bodos living outside the proposed Bodoland area.
In Kokrajhar, hundreds of people participated in the protest dharna at Upendra Nath Brahma (UNB) memorial children Park from 10 am to 1 pm.
The agitating groups demanded for formulation of a national policy with regard to the issue of settlement of the long-pending demand for a Bodoland state. Expedite the process of dialogue on Bodoland state issue at political level, fulfill the BJP’s commitments given in the election manifesto in 2014, ensure political rights to the Bodos living outside of the Proposed Bodoland Area and Grant ST Hills Status to the Bodos living in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao. The dharna was held at all the district head quarters across proposed Bodoland state and in Assam.
The Bodo statehood movement groups have become part of the nationwide platform of organisations demanding small states in different parts of the country.