By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam ),Dec 27: The chief executive member of Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC) Pramod Boro has demanded the release of imprisoned former rebels of various organizations whose leaders were signatories of the Bodoland Territorial Region(BTR) accord including Ranjan Daimary and his colleagues through the spirit of the historic BTR accord.
A team of BTC government representatives led by BTC CEM Pramod Boro,who is also UPPL chief met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Guwahati on Saturday and submitted a letter of appreciation and an earnest request to expedite the implementation of the BTR accord in letter and spirit.
“We take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude and indebtedness to our beloved Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, for his blessings and guidance throughout the process of signing the BTR accord.
We are overwhelmed by the stewardship and care that your excellency has taken to resolve the decade’s old protracted armed insurgency movement in Bodoland region by facilitating the signing of Bodoland Territorial Region(BTR ) accord. The timely and meaningful signing of BTR accord has sown new seeds of hope and dawned a new era of permanent peace, tranquility and stability paving the way for rapid sustainable all round development in the region and bringing an end to the ethnic divide once and for all”,Boro said.
“There is a sense of jubilation all around after signing of the BTR accord and we would like to seek appointment at a convenient date and time to discuss the BTR accord implementation in New Delhi”. he added .
He said that the BTR accord has ushered a new era of sustainable peace, creating an environment in which all the insurgent leaders are under the free sky, enabling them to join the mainstream even to the extent of winning some seats .
“It is in this light, it would be meaningful if other imprisoned leaders representing BTR signatory organizations including Ranjan Daimary and his colleagues are set free from jail as per the relevant provisions of the BTR accord”, he said.
“We have received your continued blessings and care and we wish to receive similar support in the days to come, so that we can build a strong and progressive and peaceful Bodoland Territorial Council”, Boro added.
He informed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid kind attention to the issues and laid stress on implementation of the historic BTR accord clauses in days to come.
Meanwhile, the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) has also submitted a memorandum to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in connection to the implementation of remaining clauses of the Memorandum of Settlement signed on Jan 27 last with Government of India, Assam and Bodoland movement groups.
A three member delegation of ABSU led by its president Dipen Boro also met Amit Shah and submitted a memorandum.
The memorandum stated since ABSU is one of the key signatories of the Mos signed on the Jan 27 last, they urged for a peaceful settlement of the vexed Bodoland movement and arms struggle and said the government has given a new dawn of hope for the people of Bodoland with this historic MoS. They urged for the implementation of the historic MoS for the socio-economic and democratic interest of the people of Bodoland Territorial Region.
“The ABSU would like to make mention the few key points to be taken on priority due to the lapse of timings due to the impact of ongoing Covidi9 pandemic nationwide”, ABSU said.