BTC CEM Pramod Boro
BTC CEM Pramod Boro meets Union home minister, Amit Shah on Saturday

Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) CEM Pramod Boro on Saturday demanded the release of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) founder chairman, Ranjan Daimari as he was one of the key signatories to the 3rd Bodo Peace Accord.

Boro also demanded the release of NDFB members.

Bodo stakeholders and the centre had signed the 3rd Bodo Peace Accord in New Delhi on January 27 this year.

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Boro submitted a memorandum to Union home minister, Amit Shah during his visit to Assam on Saturday.

The CEM asserted that the 3rd Bodo Peace Act under the stewardship of Amit Shah sowed new seeds of hope and heralded an era of permanent peace and tranquillity, paving the way for sustainable development in the Bodo belt.

He further asserted that the Peace Accord has created an environment where all insurgent leaders are free to join the mainstream.

The release of Ranjan Daimari and his colleagues is relevant as per the provisions of the Accord, Boro said.

Several Bodo groups including the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) student wing Bodoland Student’s Union (BSU) had also demanded the unconditional release of Daimari.

BSU president Swgwmsar Basumatary had said, “Ranjan Daimar, who is one of the key signatories to the accord, must be granted bail to work for the cause of the people and supervise the implementation of the clauses of the accord.”

A special court had sentenced Daimari to life imprisonment for the serial bomb blasts in Assam in 2008.

He was released on interim bail for four weeks from the Guwahati Central Jail and taken to New Delhi for participation in the Bodo peace talks with the centre.

He was later sent back to prison.

Shajid Khan

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