ABSU reiterates call for separate "Bodoland" state
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 21:41
  
Kokrajhar (Assam): The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) had reiterated its demand for a separate state of "Bodoland" for the plain Boro tribals residing in lower Assam.

In a statement signed by the ABSU president Promod Boro and secretary Jiron Basumatary asked the Centre to formulate a "pragmatic and comprehensive policy" on its demand for a separate Bodoland state.

"The separate state will ensure security and protect the ethnic communities as the tribals had been deprived of their fundamental rights for long", ABSU said today.

The student body threatened that if the Centre does not respond to their demand, a new phase of agitation will be chalked out.

The ABSU claimed in the statement that they met senior BJP leader and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and several others leaders both from the opposition and ruling party in New Delhi to apprise them of their demands.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 21:41


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