Kokrajhar, August 15, 2019:
Celebrating India’s 73rd Independence Day, Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Chief Hagrama Mohilary on August 15 unfurled the tricolour flag in Kokrajhar, Assam.
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The BTC chief lauded Narendra Modi led Government’s move of revoking Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution which gave special privileges to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and further opined that the public is very happy with this decision of the Government.
Addressing the gathering here today, Hagrama urged the ULFA (I) and NDFB militants to hold talks with the Central Government, adding that change is necessary in order to usher in development in the region.
It is to be mentioned after the abrogation of Article 370, representatives of the following Boro organizations: the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), National Democratic Front of Boroland Progressive NDFB (P), People’s Joint Action Committee for Boroland Movement (PJACBM) and people of proposed Bodoland area as a whole, wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, with a set of demands, including the carving out of a separate Bodoland.
Stating that the creation of Union Territories of Laddakh without a Legislature and Jammu & Kashmir with Legislature was a decision of political convenience, the signatories added that it is also obvious that the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has sufficient majority in both the Houses to create new States/Union Territories.
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