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Bodo organisations take out rally in support of their demands

Press Trust of India  |  Tezpur(Assam) 

Different ethnic organisations Friday took out a rally here in support of their long standing demands including the creation of a separate state of 'Bodoland'.

Addressing the gathering, All Students Union (ABSU) Pramud alleged that the government was "intentionally depriving the Bodo people from their legitimate rights".

The rally was organised by different organizations of the Bodos, including the All (ABSU), for Movement (PJACBM) and overground militant outfit NDFB (Progressive).

"BJP got vote from the Bodo people in both in 2014 and in the last assembly election in for their pre-election promises of solving the issue, but it has not been materialized till date", the ABSU said.

Welcoming the talks between the Bodo organisations and the Central government, the ABSU said, "simply TALK in the name of TALK is not acceptable, we want a permanent solution through the talks".

He also said that despite having right to get land ownership deed under the Forest Rights Act, the Bodos living in the forest areas in the state "are still deprived off their rights including the panchayati raj system.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:30 IST
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