Bodos, ex-militants hail Modi govt for giving ST status to Bodo-Kacharis in Assam's hill districts

President of ex-BLT Welfare Society Jana Mohan Mashahary also thanked the new coalition government in Assam for promptly announcing to implement the Centre's decision.

Bodos, ex-militants hail Modi govt for giving ST status to Bodo-Kacharis in Assam's hill districts

Kokrajhar: The former members of the Bodo Liberation Tigers force (BLT) have hailed the Modi government for including Bodo-Kacharis living in Assam's Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts in the Scheduled Tribe list, which was one of the long-standing demands of the Bodo community.

President of ex-BLT Welfare Society Jana Mohan Mashahary also thanked the new coalition government in Assam for promptly announcing to implement the Centre's decision.

This was one of the key point mentioned in the BTC (Bodoland Territorial Council) Accord signed by the erstwhile BLT, the Assam government and the Centre on February 10, 2003, the Assam Tribune quoted Mashahary as saying.

On May 25, the Union Cabinet had cleared the grant of ST status to Bodo-Kacharis living in the two hill districts of Assam.

Mashahary has appealed to all insurgent groups in Assam to come forward for negotiations in order to find an amicable solution to their problems.

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