ABSU stages rally to press demand for seperate Bodoland

Baksa District ( A district under BTAD area) ABSU unit has staged a massive rally in support of their Bodo Land demand on 4th August 2010.

At the end of the rally, they have posted their demand to Prime Minister of India. They have also posted huge number of mails to UPA chair person Sonia Gandhi. ccording to the organization sources, a total of 77 thousand letters and postcards were posted in the entire district today.

The demands include creation of a separate State of Bodoland in the north bank of Brahmaputra encompassing Sonkosh and Sadiya under the provisions of Articles 2,3 and 4 of the Indian Constitution, inclusion of Bodo Kacharis of Karbi Anglong and NC Hills in the ST(Hills) category, creation of district council in the tribal-dominated areas in the south bank of the river Brahmaputra, creation of a separate directorate for Bodo-medium schools, appointment of teachers in the vacant posts in the Bodo-medium schools, provincialization of all Bodo-medium schools and other mother language venture schools, and appointment of Bodo MIL lecturers in HSS, colleges and universities, in addition to 15 other important demands.

In this connection, ABSU has held a programme at Rashmela field, Kokrajhar with the aim of sending two lakh postcards of signatures to the Prime Minister reiterating the demand for the Bodoland State.

Promod Boro, president of ABSU talking to this correspondent said that Bodoland State demand is the birth right of the Bodo people towards the right to self-determination.

The ABSU has also resolved to take up a democratic mass movement if the Government of India does not come forward for an immediate solution to their demand.

Silapathar Correspondent adds: Demanding a separate Bodoland State, Bodo Community people of several parts of the State submitted a demand memo to the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh today.

In this regard, around thousand activists of Silapathar branch ABSU also submitted today a memorandum to the PM of India by post through Bhagawan Post Office at 10.30 am.

Source : Assam Tribune

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