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Bodos set to intensify protest across NE

Published on 11 Jan. 2017 12:01 AM IST
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Several Bodo groups, including the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) urged the government to start the tripartite political talks on Bodoland before the Parliament budget session, otherwise they would intensify the protest across north-east India.
The Bodo groups have also sought policy-level decisions on creation of Bodoland state with immediate effect.
The demands have come after Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry Satyendra Garg held talks with the Bodo groups here on their long-pending demand for statehood.
 “Among the four demands, we have also sought that the government ensures political rights to Bodos living outside the proposed Bodoloand Area. Also, the need to invite all the revolutionary Bodo organisations for joint talks on the Bodoland issue,” ABSU President Pramod Bodo told newsmen
The meeting was held in the Special Branch office of the Assam Police and was also attended by senior Assam Police officials. Four rounds of tripartite talks were held in the year 2013 and 2014 between the Assam and central Governments and Bodo groups when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power.

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