The All India Bodo People’s National League for Bodoland Statehood (AIBPNLBS) has appealed the Union government to hold fresh talks for the creation of a separate state for the Bodos.

President of the organization, Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary said, “The Union government should start the process of political dialogues and negotiations afresh on the long-standing demand for creation of a separate state for the Bodo people.”

The former Lok Sabha MP said the Bodo Peace Accord is blended in a deep-rooted political conspiracy to frustrate and dismantle the whole concept of autonomy under the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the constitution.

The tripartite peace accord was signed in Delhi in January this year in the presence of Union home minister, Amit Shah, Assam chief minister Sarbananada Sonowal, members of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland and the ABSU.

The organization also condemned the Assam government for denying permission to hold the 3rd Special Convention of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) in Kokrajhar.

The convention was to take place in Kokrajhar on Sunday.

The organization also condemned the speech reportedly made by the state health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma against the Bodos during an election campaign at  Mazbat and Kalaigaon in Udalguri district recently.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com