Three Bodo groups have launched their ‘e-movement’ in Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) from Tuesday to arrest the quick attention of the government on the issues of their community including the demand of separate Bodoland state.
By launching ‘e-movement’, the activists of Bodo groups – All Bodo Student Union(ABSU), People’s Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement (PJACBM) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive) – and their supporters sent individual letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah and the Union leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad through emails and other social media demanding Bodoland, political rights to their community living outside BTAD and Hills Tribe status to Bodos residing in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.
The ABSU activists led the ‘e-movement’ in all the four district – Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri – in BTAD on Tuesday.
“The condition what we Bodos had during the British rule remains the same even after so many years of independence, for our every constitutional rights we have to fight democratically, hence to sustain with our identity, existance and human rights we have no alternative other than seeking a separate Bodoland”, ABSU president Pramod Boro said while addressing a meeting organized in connection with the movement at Kajalgaon in Chirang district.
Bodo also said that they believe the Prime Minister and his Cabinet ministers do not have time to go through the memorandum and letters sent by them regarding their demands, hence now on they would try to reach the Union Ministers and leaders through their emails and social media.
This ‘e-movement’ will continue till this whole month of June, Bodo added.
Over 800 e-mails have been sent to Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, BJP President Amit Shah and the leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad from all the four districts of BTAD, ABSU leaders said.