Bijni ( Assam )
The All Bodo Student’s Union ABSU observed the Bodoland Movement Martyrs’ Day on 12 June 2017 at Bijni District Play Ground. On the occasion of this event thousands of Bodo people gathered at the venue ground and raised their voice in support of their unresolved demand of Bodoland State . The ABSU is continuing the movement since 2010 for a separate Bodoland State.
Addressing the gathering ABSU president said that ” We extend our Revolutionary salute to all the martyrs on this occasion. The Bodos have lost more than 5000 lives starting from 1st Martyr Sujit Narzary a class X student killed on 12th June 1987. The Bodos are determined to protect its identity and culture at any cost and therefore we continuing our mass movement in different form since last 50 years starting from 1967″.
It must be mention here that the thirty years ago the first Bodoland Movement cadre Sujit Narzary was attacked by the anti movement miscreants on return from the rally at Guwahati in the year 1987 12 June. The All Bodo Students Union had declared the First martyr for the cause of Bodoland Movement is Sujit Narzary who was then the student of Class IX at Kokrajhar H.S.
Since then the ABSU observing the 12 June as the Bodoland Movement Martyrs’ Day every year commemorating all the members and cadres who have sacrificed their life for the statehood movement which has become the legacy for the lives of 1135 people during the period of 1987-1993.