The indefinite hunger strike programme by All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and its movement group like Peoples Joint Action Committee for Boroland Movement (PJACBM) and National Democratic Front of Boroland-Progressive(NDFB-P) demanding early solution to the demand for creation of Bodoland state and ensure political rights of the Bodos living outside the proposed “Bodoland” area begins from the Thursday’s morning in Kokrajhar .
2000 activists started their hunger strike beginning from 9 am this morning. Over 5000 people from various parts of the state also participated in the strike giving moral support to the movement.
The student union appeal the government to come forward to resolve the Bodoland issue on the basis of legitimacy, geographical convenience and administrative convenience as it includes the 32 tribal belts and blocks in the northern part of the Brahmaputra river.
ABSU president Pramod Boro said they demanded formal tripartite talks at the political level in presence of Union Home Minister at the earliest.
He said the Bodos want to live as a part of the Indian community with dignity on their ancestral land under the provisions of the Indian constitution. “We want our identity with language and culture to be protected and ensured under the provisions of the Indian Constitution. A political decision should be taken to find an amicable solution to the issue,” he said.
The said that ABSU and Bodo community as a whole will never tolerate but ready to intensify the movement of this kind of discriminatory decision which is going to deprive the community for their constitutional right and justice.
He also said the course of action will depend on the attitude, sincerity and policy decisions of the government adding that they will continue the movement until and unless the map of Bodoland state is drawn in the geo-political map of India.