By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam), Aug 4: “More 180 members of the National Liberation Front of Boroland ( NLFB) would join the mainstream before August 15”.
This was disclosed by NLFB leader M Batha (Binode Mushahary) and chairman B Bungtigwra (Boko) alias Bikram Islary today in Kokrajhar.
Batha told South Asia Views exclusively that two designated camps have been set up in up Kokrajhar and Udalguri districts for rehabilitation of the the cadres who would join the mainstream .
As many as 23 NLFB members had joined the mainstream on July 22 last and the state government accorded a warm welcome to the NLFB leader and members for their bold step for bringing peace and harmony among the society in the region.
Notably,the newly floated NLFB militant outfit members had taken up arms struggle within few months after the historic third Bodo accord was signed on Jan 27, 2020 .
Most of the members of NLFB belong to dissolved NDFB.
Batha informed that NLFB has 200 members and all members will be taking shelter in two designated camps in Kokrajhar and Udalguri districts of Bodoland Territorial Council .
Batha said that several members of the NLFB are now living in different locations across the country including Kerala, Guwahati and other nearby areas.
He said that majority of the members of the NLFB are joining the mainstream before August 15 and necessary steps have been initiated by the district police and the the administration .
He was hopeful that all the NLFB leader and members are coming forward to join the mainstream as the government has promised to solve all the issues raised by the outfit .
In Kokrajhar, 120 members will be taking shelter in a designated camp and over 80 members will take shelter in Udalguri designated camp.
The Batha added that the NLFB has come to the mainstream after assurances of protecting the Bodo community and now they would pressurize the government to release jailed NDFB founder president Ranjan Daimary.
He has said that they have declared ceasefire with government after both the parties agreed to the charter of demands in the ceasefire agreement .
He has urged the government to immediately release ex NDFB leader Ranjan Daimary and implement the BTR accord clauses for development in the region.
NLFB chairman Bungtigwra also demanded release of NDFB founder president Ranjan Daimary and withdrawal of cases against ex NDFB leaders and members through the spirit of BTR accord .
He said that NLFB wants proper implementation of all clauses of the BTR accord .
He also added that NLFB are being treated with due respect and honour by the government.
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