North East

Torch Light Rallies in support of Bodoland and Gorkhaland


The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and its movement group like NDFB (P) and People’s Joint Action Committee for Boroland Movement (PJACBM) with the strong support from the All Gorkha Students’ Union (AGSU) today brought out a huge torch light rally in every sub divisions of the state demanding the creation of separate state of Bodoland and Gorkhaland.


In Kokrajhar town, Hundreds of activists from ABSU, AGSU, NDFB (P) and PJACBM joined the rally. The activists of various organizations shouted slogans demanding the creation of new states in India for equal development for all under the article 2 and 3 of the constitution of India. The rally got started from Bodofa Children Park to Pragati Bhavan via Jwhwlao Dwimalu Road.

Talking to reporters, the assistant general secretary of the ABSU Kwrwmdao Wary said the ABSU brought out the torch light rally in every sub division demanding the creation of Bodoland state and in support of Gorkhaland in West Bengal under the provision of article of 2 and 3 of the constitution of India.

He also warned the government of India that the movement group will launch vigorous movement across the country under the banner of Federation of New States in India (FNSI) if the government of India fails to give proper response.

Former Rajya Sabha MP-UG Brahma said the demand for new states in India was gaining momentum and the time has come for the government to think about the way of solution with due response. He said the demand for Bodoland, Gorkhaland, Vidarbha, Bundelkhand etc. have historical and constitutional rights. Extending support to the Gorkhaland demand, he said the Gorkhas have legitimate rights for Gorkhaland state and thus the Bodos have also legitimate rights for Bodoland state

Ravi Pradhana, Cultural secretary of BTC region AGSU said the union joined the torh light rally with the ABSU and its allied organizations as both the Bodos and the Gorkhas have been demanding separate states since long. He said they have supported in each other’s demand for state and as such they will continue to support for Bodoland. He also warned the government of India that the movement would be vigorous in the days to come if the government fails to bring amicable solution before the 2019 parliamentary election.


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