By Kanak Chandra Boro
The state government of Assam on Tuesday evening assured the ABSU and its movement group like National Democratic front of Boroland-Progressive (NDFB-P) and People’s Joint Action Committee for Boroland Movement (PJACBM), who are on indefinite hunger strike in Kokrajhar since the last five days of initiating a tripartite talk at political level before 14 April 2017.
A letter from the Secretary to the govt of Assam, Home & Political department, Dispur M Hazarika was handed over to the movement group by Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Bibekananda Choudhury
The letter stated that the state govt has been taking up with the Union government regarding the holding of the tripartite talks at political level with the govt of India, the govt of Assam, the ABSU and PJACBM. It also stated that a positive indication that the proposed tripartite talks at political level will take place before 14 April 2017.
The ABSU leader said they will end the hunger strike at 8 am on Wednesday.
The Bodo groups are demanding early political solution to the long standing demand of separate Bodoland state and to protect, preserve and safeguard the identity of the indigenous people of Assam.
Meanwhile a massive mass rally was carried out in Kokrajhar town today in support of the agitation.
The rally started from the hunger strike venue through the street of Kokrajhar.
Leader and representatives from various Bodo organizations including the Bodo Sahitya Sabha, All Assam Tribal Sangha, Bodo Samaj and National Democratic Front of Boroland(NDFB –Ranjan Diamary) today thronged the venue of hunger strike extending solidarity.
Amongst many of the prominent leaders who attended the ongoing movement includes , the outgoing BSS president Padmashree (Dr) Kameswar Brahma, BSS president Toren Boro NDFB Founder Chairman, Mr. D.R. Nabla alias Ranjan Daimary, Former M.P. (RS) & Sahitya Academy Awardee Urkhao Gwra Brahma. The leaders extended their full support to the ABSU and Its movement group demands and urged the government to take appropriate steps for amicable solutions of the long pending Bodo political issue”.