Bodos launch fresh movement in Assam demanding separate state

Thousands of Bodo women on Monday blocked national highways for ten hours in parts of Assam as the Bodos launched a fresh movement demanding the creation of “Bodoland” state.

Published: 29th August 2017 08:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2017 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

GUWAHATI: Thousands of Bodo women on Monday blocked national highways for ten hours in parts of Assam as the Bodos launched a fresh movement demanding the creation of “Bodoland” state.

Holding placards that read “No Bodoland, No Rest”, the protesters blocked the highways at two places, thereby disrupting road communication.

To intensify the movement, some protesting Bodo organisations have called a 12-hour Assam bandh on September 11, which will be followed by a mass hunger strike and railway blockade.

The Bodos insist on the creation of Bodoland state from Sankosh to Sadiya on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, Constitutional safeguards for the protection of land and political rights of the Bodos living outside proposed Bodoland, resumption of the tripartite talks at the political level for early solution of the issue etc.

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