ABSU to revive separate Bodoland state demand

All Assam Bodo Students Union ( ABSU ) has reiterated its separate Bodoland demand here in Udalguri Nalbari playground centrally observing Bodoland Martyrs’ Day. Many Bodo people gathered in the playground with various placards which read “No Bodoland, No Rest” all around.

Addressing the gathering, Pramod Boro, ABSU president said that the State and BTC Government has not fulfilled their assurances to the families Bodoland martyrs. According to him, a total of 1,135 people were killed indiscriminately during the Bodoland movement between 1987 to 1993.

It can be mentioned that BTAD ( Bodoland Territorial Area Districts) was formed after long armed struggle by BLT ( Bodoloand Liberation Tigers, now defunct) in 2003. Sixth Schedule of Indian constitution was specially amended to accommodate BTAD in 2003.

The demand for separate state by ABSU can be quite significant and pace had returned to Bodo dominated areas for last 10 years. Also, it will be interesting to observe how Hagrama Mahilary led present Bodoland Council react to such demand.

Source : Sentinel Assam.

14 thoughts on “ABSU to revive separate Bodoland state demand

  • July 23, 2010 at 5:15 am
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    Bodos are the sons of the soil of Assam. Of all the people in the north east India, they are the most ancient people ever recorded in history. They have every right to get their separate state within the framework of Indian constitution under Article 2 and 3 of the Indian Constition.

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  • December 17, 2010 at 7:54 am
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    Article 2: Admission or establishment of new States

    Parliament may by law admit into the Union, or establish, new States on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
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    Article 3: Formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States
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    Parliament may by law:
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    1. Form a new State by separation of territory from any State or by uniting two or more States or parts of States or by uniting any territory to a part of any State
    2. Increase the area of any State
    3. Diminish the area of any State
    4. Alter the boundaries of any State
    5. Alter the name of any State [Provided that no Bill for the purpose shall be introduced in either House of Parliament except on the recommendation of the President and unless, where the proposal contained in the Bill affects the area, boundaries or name of any of the States, the Bill has been referred by the President to the Legislature of that State for expressing its views thereon within such period as may be specified in the reference or within such further period as the President may allow and the period so specified or allowed has expired.]
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    Article 4: Laws made under articles 2 and 3 to provide for the amendment of the First and the Fourth Schedules and supplemental, incidental and consequential matters

    1. Any law referred to in article 2 or article 3 shall contain such provisions for the amendment of the First Schedule and the Fourth Schedule as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of the law and may also contain such supplemental, incidental and consequential provisions (including provisions as to representation in Parliament and in the Legislature or Legislatures of the State or States affected by such law) as Parliament may deem necessary.
    2. No such law as aforesaid shall be deemed to be an amendment of this Constitution for the purposes of article 368.

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  • December 17, 2010 at 11:56 pm
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    We cannot think of Assam without Bodo brothers & sisters. If they so insist for a ‘bodoland’ then Assam has to be renamed as Bodoland.
    Jokes apart, we really donot understand the need for a seperate state called Bodoland what additional benif will accrue other than having a new CM and a few ministers? This is a purely politicaly motivated demand in which common and very very simple boro people are needlessly dragged into. ‘Let the people decide, not the leaders’.

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  • January 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm
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    I agreed to Jeet… yes “LET THE BODO PEOPLE DECIDE NOT THE LEADERS”… The Demands are issued by the Ministers, MLA, ETC, ETC…

    Although we get the facilities through Ministers demand from Central Govt. But can you imagine??? Bringing the separate state so called BODOLAND will help in rising up the Bodo people’s education..

    If by any chance the Minister’s demanding of separate STATE is fulfilled , there should not be such condition that we have to include or hire other people from other states.

    There is No doubt that the demand for the separate State is well decided. But there should be higher industries to work at without getting himself indulged to work at other state for their state’s profit. Profit should be made for this BODOLAND STATE.

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    • January 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm
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      Well! Yeah Jeet I agreed…
      Please lord Jesus! We do not want any more division 🙁
      Bodos are the indigenous people of Assam. They have full rights but still we new generation will suffer!! we want a united northeast.
      we have our BTC area! that’s cool and enough .

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      • May 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm
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        Are you fulfill just with BTC? That’s funny ha….After getting BTC what improvement did happen to Boro dominating areas? Nothing at all.. We don’t have Engg./Medical/Agriculture/Industries College…Where as these people are building new institute in every upper Assam. Even we are deprived of Govt. jobs. So we need Bododland for the peace of Bodo’s and other tribal.

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  • January 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm
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    bodo is the largest tribe and most progessive of all.we have distinct culture grom ahom.we were known as kirata in mahabharat,puranas,vedas etc.we the bodo fisa .we….. want bodoland

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  • March 5, 2011 at 7:16 am
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    “No Bodoland No Rest” This Word is came from the deep Heart. So, The Bodo dont forget our Culture and Let Do Something for Bodo Die for Bodo. If the Assam Govt/Indian Govt said there is no more creation new State. It is not property for them and it is not the Mother and Father Property. India is the Democracy Country. So, we all have right to form State. So I Urge the Assm Govt/Indian Govt Pls create as soon as possible. ” LONG LIVE BODOLAND, LONG LIVE BODO LANGUAGE”

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  • March 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm
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    I agree with the above comments. But I would like to ask a few questios. Where is the educational, employment, and land right for the tribal people? We don’t fine any proper educational centres, job facilities and land right for the people living in the rural areas. Most of the tribals live in the hills as well as plain rural areas. They are dicriminated from all constitutionals rights. Most of the education istitutions and colleges are in the cities so students from rural cannot afford to come study in the cities. Being a poor people where is the help from the goverment for the rural students? I don’t see any help. Some times they are being discriminated as non Indian origin or as a tribal because of their colour and race. Therefore, we must study the situations how tribal people from rueal areas are facing and then speak out.

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  • July 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm
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    we need bodoland anyhow…aftr the formation of BTC.,peoples of btc hav developd so much economicaly,socialy,educationaly,n hav got a good image..aftr the formation of bodoland more development will occur…medical,enginering.agricultural etc wil b formed.al wil b united…so development will occure from root level..

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  • October 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm
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    The demand for a Separate Bodoland within the constitution of India is a genuine right of the Bodos. The Bodos are one of the tribes who lived in the North East for a long time. The Bodos are one of the tribes who can be called the indigeneous tribe of Assam. Continuous and steady struggle for the unification of the sons of the soil will be successful in the long run. The leaders have to understand the genuine aspirations of the people. Thus, the right thinking people of our country should support the cause of the Bodos.

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  • June 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm
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    I really go with islary . u know wen we visit rural areas of tribal areas its very pity to know the talent they r wasting .so i think that we r in need of boroland

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