BPF MLA Charan Boro on Friday said in the Assam Legislative Assembly that quite a few NDFB militants are yet to come under the rehabilitation scheme of the government.
“The rehabilitation process still remains incomplete and a number of former rebels lag behind in availing the benefits. On the other hand, some of them are facing legal issues, too. NDFB chief Ranjan Daimari is still in jail even after signing of the BTR Accord,” The Assam Tribune quoted Boro as saying.
He said that the State government is aiming to make Assam free from insurgency, but to fulfill the goal it must develop trust among people.
Boro stressed the need for expediting the rehabilitation process, withdrawal of cases against former militants and release of members of militant organisations, who come to the peace process, from the jail.
He alleged that at present, many innocent people of Bodoland are facing trouble during search operations conducted by Assam Police to trace out the illegal arms.
The BPF MLA also questioned the State government on granting of Scheduled Caste status to six communities of Assam.
He also urged it to consider the demands raised by various communities to form autonomous councils for their development.
“Earlier, the Prime Minister announced Rs 1,000 crore for the development of Bodoland. Against the assurance, to date Rs 600 crore has been allocated by the State government.
“I request the government to release the remaining Rs 400 crore too, otherwise many development works of Bodoland will come to a halt. Moreover, we also need immediate justice to Lafikul Islam who was killed by unknown assailants,” Bodo said.