Ranjan Daimari
Women stage protest demonstration at Udalguri on Wednesday.

The former members of disbanded NDFB under the name and banner of Ex-NDFB United Forum staged a protest demonstration at Udalguri on Wednesday demanding unconditional release of its chairman DR Nabla alias Ranjan Daimari.

The protestors also demanded the withdrawal of criminal cases of all the former members of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB – now disbanded) and their release from all the district jails.

Talking to media persons, a lady protestor said, “It is a matter of great dismay and introspection that Ranjan Daimari, one of the key signatories of the 3rd Bodo Peace Accord along with a number of other former members of the outfit are languishing in jail.”

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“We want to make a fervent appeal to the Home and Political Department of Assam government to initiate measures for their unconditional release and take up rehabilitation measures as per the clauses of the pact,” she added.

Pertinently, the 3rd Bodo Peace Accord, a tripartite agreement, which brought an end to the three-decade-long insurgency problem in the Bodo belt, does not have any clause for general amnesty to the founder chairman of the disbanded outfit, DR Nabla alias Ranjan Daimari.

It incorporated the clause for withdrawal of non-heinous crimes of its members.

The Ranjan Daimari faction of the NSCN carried out the serial bomb blasts across Assam on October 30, 2008 that claimed 88 lives and left more than 500 injured.

Daimary is serving-life sentence after being convicted by a special court for the blasts.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com