The Forum for Terrorist Victim Family Assam (FTVFA) has planned to move Supreme Court against the demand for general amnesty to the leaders of National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).
The FTVFA is an umbrella group of families of victims of militancy in Assam.
The Bodo outfits have sought general amnesty to the cadres and leaders of the NDFB’s four factions following the Bodo Peace Accord signed on January 27, 2020.
“We have no issues if the government wants to work for the welfare of the Bodo people but negotiating with militant leaders is unfortunate,” The Telegraph quoted FTVFA founder Dhananjoy Saikia as saying.
He said the militants who killed innocent people will be now treated as VIPs in the name of peace talks.
“Such kind of peace treaty will only encourage armed movement. We will write to the Chief Justice of India, seeking his intervention to uphold justice at any cost,” Saikia added.
Saikia’s father Kamala Saikia was killed by ULFA in 1991.
Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary and All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) have urged the government to withdraw the cases against NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary and others.
A total of 1,615 rebels belonging to the four factions of NDFB, led by Ranjan Daimary, Gobinda Basumatary, Dhirendra Boro and B. Saoraigwra, laid down arms in accordance with the Bodo Accord.
The state government plans to chalk out a proper mechanism for their rehabilitation.
Last year, a fast-track court had sentenced Daimary to rigorous life imprisonment in connection with the serial blast that killed over 90 persons in Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta Road on October 30, 2008.
There are at least 13 cases against Daimary, who was released on bail to participate in the peace process.