By Kanak Chnadra Boro
The indefinite hunger strike by the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and its movement group like NDFB-P and PJACBM 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 continues for the fourth day on Monday at Kokrajhar Govt Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School ground.
The condition of the volunteers participating in the hunger strike worsens today. The activists have declined any medical assistance until a formal assurance for comprehensive political dialogue arrives.
The ABSU president Promod Boro said they will continue with the strike till the govt are determined to continue the fast till the government responds.
The groups threatens to intensify the agitation saying that if 100 hours or any numbers of hunger strikes is not responded positively, national highway and railway line passing through Bodoland will be blocked for equal number of hours.
Altogether 1111 volunteers including 17 women are on indefinite fast since 9 am of 10th March 2017 led by ABSU President Promod Boro, National Democratic Front of Borland-Progresive Chairman Mr. Dhiren Boro and People Joint Action Committee for Boroland Movement President Mr. Rakesh Boro 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.
Thousands of public from various part of the state thronged the venue to mark their support and solidarity to the movement. The inclement weather also could not deter the swelling up of crowds.
The movement group leaders are determined to continue the fast till the government responds.
In a media interaction ABSU President Pramod Boro expressed grave concern over the lackadaisical attitude of the government. “At one hand the government appeals the arms groups to shun the path of violence as pre-condition for negotiation. On the other hand, does not even respond to the democratic and nonviolence path, such as the ABSU has been undertaking presently”.
The ABSU leader sent out a strong message to the government, both at the state and Centre that they will not fall into prey to any diplomatic moves unless a comprehensive political dialogue on the long pending issues of the Bodos and indigenous tribal people of Assam is initiated at the earliest.
Dhiren Boro Present of NDFB-P said that the Government had assured them for solution the bodos issues so they come out in main stream and ceasefire but none of the political party in the nation did not think for solution, so if the government not listen the nonviolence movement then they are ready to again violence movement this should be faced that government.